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The Learning Network: How To Use Our Blog This School Year

Happy academic year 2014-15! Here’s what we’ve got on our blog and how you can use it, whether you’re a teacher, a student (of any age) or a parent.






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Motherlode Blog: Homework and Consequences

I didn’t have to ground him. I just had to carry out our deal. Incomplete homework preparation, no author visit.






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The Learning Network: What Are the Best Things You Did This Summer?

What interesting, adventurous, challenging or just plain fun things did you do this summer, whether you were miles from home or in your own backyard? Tell us in our comments section.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The ‘Sailing Stones’ of Death Valley

What makes rocks move across a dry river bed in Death Valley National Park?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Electric Zoo Concert

Below are three paragraphs from “A Bit of Caution Beneath the Thump,” the Aug. 31 review of last week’s Electric Zoo concert in New York City. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | transcendent

This word has appeared in 169 New York Times articles in the past year.






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On Sidelines, Researchers See C.E.O.s

A new study by researchers at Vanderbilt found that college coaches who command robust salaries are worth the money because of the value they bring to their universities.






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Memo From Mexico City: Billboard Drives Home Extent of Corruption as Schools Suffer

In Mexico, which despite a healthy education budget has dilapidated schools, a billboard shows how much money goes to no-show teachers who collect pay without working.






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Stem: Incentives Aid A.P. Science and Math Scores

A Pittsburgh high school took part in an initiative to raise its performance in math and science, but did its results match the high expectations?






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Op-Ed Contributor: The New History Wars

Students need an unvarnished picture of our past and the skills to understand and interpret that picture.






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International Education: University's Rescinding of Job Offer Prompts an Outcry

Thousands of scholars and others are objecting after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinded the offer to Steven G. Salaita.






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International Education: University Revokes Job Offer After Professor’s Twitter Posts on Israel

Thousands of scholars and others are objecting after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinded the offer to Steven G. Salaita.






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California Governor Appeals Court Ruling Overturning Protections for Teachers

In a one-page appeal, Gov. Jerry Brown and the state attorney general, Kamala D. Harris, argued that a decision of such scope needed to be made by a higher court.






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App City: Shuffle, Deal and Learn

Brainscape has many flashcard decks for free or for purchase, lets you assemble your own, and shuffles as you rate your knowledge of the cards.






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Pre-K Clash May Hint at the Start of a Rivalry Between de Blasio and Stringer

This week, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer criticized the city’s rollout of prekindergarten expansion, eliciting an unusually strong response from Mayor Bill de Blasio.






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U.S. Colleges See Little Risk From Ebola, but Depend on Students to Speak Up

Universities and colleges in the United States also admit that they have limited ability to track students’ travels or their health.






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Lawyer Seeks to Reinstate Suit Over Alleged Abuse Cover-Up at Yeshiva High

A lawyer for dozens of men who say they were sexually abused by rabbis argued that a judge had misconstrued the statute of limitations because the school’s complicity had only recently come to light.






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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | From Article to Infographic: Translating Information About ‘Sneakerheads’

Brett Vogelsinger’s students worked with an article about the subculture of teenage “sneakerheads,” to think about how to take written information and transform it into an infographic that communicates main ideas visually.






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Motherlode Blog: 13, and Surviving in the Woods on Squirrel Pizza

The 20-something mastermind behind my son’s outdoor survival program presented parents with no medical forms or really any assurances for our children’s safety. Yet my son has never been hurt any worse than he has playing with friends in our finished basement, and it has transformed him.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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Picking Up an Elusive College Dream

For Tenille Warren, the burden of growing up poor was too heavy for even the offer of a free ride to college to counter. But, about to turn 38, she is back on track at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

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David Rosand, an Art History Scholar Whose Heart Was in Venice, Dies at 75

Mr. Rosand, who began teaching at Columbia in the mid-’60s, specialized in Venetian painting but had wide art knowledge beyond his immediate field.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Designing New Airships to Carry Science Into the Stratosphere

We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘Stealth Invasion’ of Ukraine by Russian Troops

Why does Russia deny Ukraine’s allegations of an invasion by Russian troops?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Saying ‘Thank You’ Around the World

Test your knowledge of ways to say “thank you” around the world by playing our crossword.






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