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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Bumgarner, a Three-Ring Master, Leads San Francisco to Its Third Title in Five Seasons

How many times have the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in the last five years?






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The Learning Network: What Events Have Brought You Closer to Your Family?

Your family has likely suffered a loss, celebrated a triumph or participated in a regular activity or event that has brought some of you closer in some way. We invite you to tell us about it.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Thousands of Pumpkins Light the Night

Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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Greek Letters at a Price

Looking to join a sorority? You’ll need time and money to spare. And don’t be late for meetings and events (there’s a fine for that).






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | deadlock

This word has appeared in 175 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Federal Rule Would Cut Funding to Some Career-Training Programs

Career-training programs with more than 800,000 students may be threatened under a new federal rule measuring whether graduates earn enough to pay off student loans.






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Motherlode Blog: What to Do When Your Daughter Gets Her Period, Too Young or Right on Time

If you’re the parent of a girl, inevitably at some point, she will emerge from the bathroom or come home from school and inform you (not in these words) that her menstrual cycle has begun. Be ready.






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Student, 21, With Autism Dies After She Chokes at Brooklyn School

The mother of Dyasha Smith said her daughter was supposed to have full-time supervision on her bus and at the school, Star Academy in Cobble Hill.






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SAT Cheating Inquiry Delays Scores for South Korea and China

The Educational Testing Service said it had reliable information that tests had been compromised for thousands of South Korean and Chinese students applying to American colleges and universities.






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Motherlode Blog: Pregnant? Working? A New Resource for Knowing Your Rights.

An easy-to-use, state-by-state resource for pregnancy and parenting laws.






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The Learning Network: Teaching About Children’s Rights Through the Work of Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

In this lesson, we explore the issue of children’s rights around the world. Teachers can begin with an overview that introduces Ms. Yousafzai and Mr. Satyarthi, and their work. Then students can do further research into global education, child labor, modern-day slavery and related topics.






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Motherlode Blog: One Boy, 17 Official Incident Reports and a Better Kind of Discipline

Everyone wants kids to be safe in school — even us parents of the “bad” kids. But punitive approaches have high costs: Instead of being helped, misbehaving kids are pushed out. Schools need to try something else.

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App Smart: Spanish as a Second Language, With the Accent on Fun

Plenty of smartphone apps offer worthwhile and entertaining lessons.

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The Ad Campaign: Cuomo, With a Daughter’s Help, Tweaks His Education Image

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s “Education” television ad appears to be a response to criticism from his opponent, Rob Astorino, of his support for the Common Core standards.






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Trial Begins for First Band Member in Hazing Death of Florida A&M Drum Major

The death of Robert Champion, 26, brought heightened focus to college hazing and prompted a flurry of strict antihazing laws across the country.






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Just Say No, Yes or Maybe

Parents’ perspectives on marijuana use are as disparate as the nation’s mandates. Here, how five parents talk to their children about smoking pot.

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Legally High at a Colorado Campus

Smoking pot, some say, is now just part of everyday life at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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This Is Your Brain on Drugs

New studies show that the effects of marijuana on young people may be greater than we thought. One has found brain differences even in casual smokers.

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Notebook | Online Education: Demystifying the MOOC

O.K., so massive open online courses didn’t change the world. Professional development is far less inspirational. But that doesn’t mean they’re failures.

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The Learning Network: What Are Your Opinions on Cosmetic Surgery?

What are your thoughts about cosmetic surgery in general? Why do you think people seemed to care so much about how Renée Zellweger looks?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Tracking Sea Turtles as They Swim for Their Lives

How are scientists tracking the journey of some baby sea turtles on their first swims out to sea?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | pallet

This word has appeared in 46 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Your Money Adviser: Another College Expense: Preparing for the SAT and ACT

Test-preparation tutors and classes can be expensive, but there are less costly alternatives.

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Colleges’ Shift on Four-Year Scholarships Reflects Players’ Growing Power

The one-year scholarship has come to be viewed as similar to an employment contract, while four-year awards are seen as more in the spirit of amateurism.

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Motherlode Blog: How Col. Jeanette McMahon, Retired Military Widow, Does It

Right after my husband’s death, we were all struggling. Now, with two of my sons out of high school and only one living at home, I can finally think about what to do next.






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