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DealBook: A Steep Slide in Law School Enrollment Accelerates

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:48pm
The 37,924 full- and part-time students who started classes this fall represent a 30 percent decline from just four years ago, when enrollment peaked at 52,488.






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John King Jr., New York State’s Education Chief, to Leave Many Policy Wars Behind

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:18pm
Whoever replaces Dr. King will have to juggle issues like the Common Core standards, teacher evaluation and training, and charter schools.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Are You Going to Give Him a White Name?’

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:34pm
When I was four months pregnant, a friend asked this question casually over lunch. I hadn’t yet thought of it that way.






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The Learning Network: Looking Back on 2014 | 15 Ways to Teach and Learn About the Year That Was

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:27pm
Fifteen ideas for teaching and learning about 2014, using retrospective videos, photos, articles and lists from The New York Times and around the Web.






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Motherlode Blog: With Three Adults, Two Jobs and One Baby, a Family Is Barely Getting By

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:10pm
The house is paid for. The car is paid for. Everything else, we’re barely covering. I can’t find a job for the life of me—and if I do, who will look after the baby?






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The Learning Network: What Were the Best and Worst Things About 2014?

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:54am
You can put anything you like on your lists — the movies, music, TV or books you liked best ; the news stories or viral videos or sporting events that you thought were great or terrible; the aspects of your personal, family or academic life that were most notable for being bad or good; or a mix.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Pakistani Taliban Attack on Peshawar School Leaves 145 Dead

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:30am
How should the Pakistani government respond to this school attack?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Young Grandmasters Try to Make Chess Cool

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:15am
Here are several paragraphs from a Dec. 12 article, “Young Grandmasters Try to Make Chess Cool.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | tempestuous

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 63 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New York City Teachers Score Highly Under New Evaluation System

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:16pm
The system was created to make it easier to identify which teachers performed the best so their methods could be replicated, and which performed the worst, so they could be fired.






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Stuyvesant High Student Admits He Didn't Make $72 Million on Stock Trades

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:31pm
After widespread publicity that Mohammed Islam had earned $72 million in the stock market, the story of a 17-year-old Stuyvesant High School senior started to unravel on Monday.






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Motherlode Blog: Pausing for Hanukkah While Everything Else Keeps Going

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:05pm
Celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas has made me aware of how much easier the outside world makes it to protect one tradition over the other.
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Motherlode Blog: A Foreskin in the Right Place at the Right Time

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:29pm
Proposed CDC guidelines would have doctors promote the benefits of circumcision in newborns, teenagers and adults, but parents will still make their own decisions—sometimes for unexpected reasons.






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Letter From America: Students See New Hope in Bias Protests

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:30pm
Student activists at Harvard hope to bring renewed momentum to the "Black Lives Matter" movement so that it avoids the fate of the Occupy Wall Street effort.






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Turkey Promotes Religious Schools, Often Defying Parents

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:58am
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose Islamist party has injected religion into many aspects of Turkish life, has celebrated an increase in enrollment at religious schools to almost a million from 63,000 during his 12 years in power.
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E-Cigarettes Top Smoking Among Youths, Study Says

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:34am
The increase is occurring as the use of traditional cigarettes continues to decline, the National Institute on Drug Abuse says.






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The Learning Network: Special News Quiz | Farewell, 2014

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:08am
What do you remember about 2014? Fill in the blanks with your own guesses, or choose from a scrambled list of answers. Each question links to the Times article in which the answer can be found.






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Motherlode Blog: Deployment Work-Ups: ‘This Is So Stupid Hard’

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:55am
An on-again, off-again schedule to deployment is hard on all of us. In a weak moment, I told my husband that it was easier when he’s gone, and I regretted it instantly.
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The Learning Network: Have You Ever Donated Your Time, Talents, Possessions or Money to Support Anyone in Need?

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:00am
How do you use what you have to help others?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Sydney Hostage Siege Ends With Gunman and 2 Captives Dead as Police Storm Cafe

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:30am
What is your reaction to the hostage siege in Sydney, Australia?






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