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 Motherlode Blog: Pregnant, With ?No Plans to Have Another Baby? and No Ready Options
?I am a long time poster, but am here now under a different identity as it is much easier to ask for OB/GYN recommendations for having babies rather than terminating a pregnancy.?






 The Learning Network: Text to Text: Plato?s Allegory of the Cave and ?In the Cave: Philosophy and Addiction?
In this lesson, we pair Peg O?Connor?s essay ?In the Cave: Philosophy and Addiction? with Plato?s well-known allegory of the cave from ?The Republic.? Further down, we offer additional teaching ideas for exploring Plato?s allegory in more detail.






 Motherlode Blog: Diwali, Once Hidden, Now Lit Large
When my family and I immigrated in 1977, to be an Indian-American meant replacing curry with bologna and saris with sweaters, and celebrating Diwali invisibly. My daughter?s life is very different.






 U.N.C. Investigation Reveals ?Shadow Curriculum? to Help Athletes
A report finds that classes requiring no attendance and little work were common knowledge among academic counselors and football coaches.

 Beverly Hills to boot non-district K-8 pupils
After more than four hours of emotional and sometimes contentious debate, the Beverly Hills Unified School District approved a controversial proposal Tuesday to boot out more than 400 out-of-district students.

 ?At hope? kids better than ?at risk??

Sen. Rosa Franklin, D-Tacoma, is sponsoring a bill this session that would replace references to low-income children such as "disadvantaged," and "at-risk" with a more-positive term, "at hope." Decades ago, poor children became known as "disadvantaged." Then they were "at-risk." Now, a Washington lawmaker wants to replace those euphemisms with a new one: "at hope."


 Hawaii legislators seek to lengthen school year
Stuck with the nation's shortest school year, Hawaii lawmakers will consider proposals for longer and more school days when this year's legislative session opens Wednesday.

 Loophole frees mentally ill youth offenders

In this undated file photo provided by Jan Henry, her husband Todd Henry is shown playing a guitar in Tyler, Texas. Todd Henry, a special education teacher, was fatally stabbed by a student at the school.Recent slaying cases highlight the complexities of a 1997 law meant to keep mentally ill juveniles from being held in detention centers where they can't get proper treatment.


 Police 'let down' abuse-risk children
A whistleblower tells the BBC hundreds of people at risk of sexual exploitation in Sheffield were let down by police.

 Ofsted 'can inspect academy chains'
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has publicly contradicted the head of Ofsted over whether the watchdog has the right to inspect academy chains.

 Gladiators were 'mostly vegetarian'
Roman gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian, according to an analysis of bones from a graveyard where the fighters were buried.

 Virtual lessons help fire-hit school
Pupils at a secondary school closed by a fire, are using online lessons in what is being claimed as the UK's biggest virtual school experiment.