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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | reparable

This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past two years.






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Restrictions Are Eased for Ex-Preschool Intern Accused of Sex Abuse

Malthe Thomsen, who is accused of inappropriately touching children at the International Preschools in Manhattan, no longer has to wear an ankle monitor, and his bail was reduced to $200,000.






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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘The Giver’ and ‘The Dark Side of Young Adult Fiction’

Some ideas for connecting “The Giver” to a larger discussion about the popularity of dystopian literature, as well as options for going further to explore other aspects of the book with the help of Times and Learning Network resources.






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To Get More Out of Science, Show the Rejected Research

A proposal aims to address the problem of studies that go unpublished even though their findings can be important.

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Motherlode Blog: Raising Teenagers: Protect When You Must, Permit When You Can

There’s not much we can do to rush neurological maturation along in our teens, but we can help kids practice their burgeoning skills of self-control as they emerge.






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Terrance Paul, Developer of Teaching Software, Dies at 67

Mr. Paul with his wife, Judi, created computerized teaching programs like Accelerated Reader that were widely adopted in American schools over the last 25 years.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Happy Birthday, New York Times

It cost one cent, was only four pages long, and was then called The New York Daily Times, but on Sept. 18, 1851, The New York Times published its first issue.






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The Learning Network: How Much Self-Control Do You Have?

Would you pass the “marshmallow test”?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers

What are the three larger lessons of QuestBridge’s work that David Leonhardt cites in the article?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Longpoint Enthusiasts Wield Medieval Swords

Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Motherlode Blog: Independence Referendum Is a Win for Scotland’s Children

With voter turnout expected to be around 80 percent and polls predicting a thin margin, a glaring message of the referendum has been that every vote counts. For children, that lesson is a victory in itself.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | avow

This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past two years.






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Girl, 15, Disappears From a Special-Needs School

The authorities said Nashaly Perez Rodriguez left the Lillian L. Rashkis School in Brooklyn on Monday and was still missing.






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Motherlode Blog: A Surrogate and a Mother: Partners in Pregnancy Share Their Story

After cancer, Angela Salerni couldn’t bear a child — but she had frozen embryos. She needed a surrogate: Roshael Rose. It was a perfect match, but it still wasn’t easy.






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Leaving Home, but Not the Folks

What’s that buzzing sound near your boarding school? It may be a hovering parent.

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Motherlode Blog: 20 Years After ‘It’s Perfectly Normal,’ What’s Changed?

If you’re looking to start a conversation about sexuality with your child, “It’s Perfectly Normal,” with its science-based, rigorously researched approach, makes for solid footing on which to begin.






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The Learning Network: The ISIS Threat: Teaching About the Complex War Raging in Iraq and Syria

In this lesson, students will analyze videos, maps, graphs and images related to ISIS and then discuss how the U.S. and the world should respond to ISIS’ rise in Iraq and Syria.






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Motherlode Blog: To Aid Children’s Cancer Care, Mothers Go Bald

To raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research, mothers shave their heads in solidarity with their cancer-affected children.






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Motherlode Blog: When the Honeymoon Is Over: Settling Into Real Life After a Move

After a few months of treating life in our new town like one big vacation, the reality of everyday life is catching up with us, and everyone — especially the kids — is a little testy.






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The Learning Network: When Does Discipline Become Child Abuse?

What is “reasonable discipline”? Is what N.F.L. player Adrian Peterson did to his son discipline, or abuse? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Big Leagues

What are some of the things new N.B.A. players learn in the Rookie Transition Program?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | YouTube Stars, and Star Makers

Below are six paragraphs from the Sept. 15 article “Hollywood’s Old-Time Star Makers Are Swooping In on YouTube’s Party.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | controvert

This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past two years.






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National Briefing : Trade Schools Sued for Lending Practices

A federal agency sued Corinthian Colleges, a major for-profit trade school chain, on Tuesday, charging that it lured students with lies about job placement and used illegal tactics to collect on student loans.






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DealBook: Pressure for High Marks at Harvard Extends to Its Investment Chief

Though university officials defended her record, Jane Mendillo drew scrutiny from alumni and others over relatively high pay and lackluster investment results.






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