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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | misadventure

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 82 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Hillary Clinton’s Fee for a Hometown Speech: Free

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:05pm
The former secretary of state, who regularly commands $200,000 for speeches, returned to Chappaqua, N.Y., to address seven high school seniors at their graduation from a summer scholarship program.
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Celebrated Trial Lawyer to Head Group Challenging Teacher Tenure

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 10:29pm
David Boies, who helped lead the legal charge that overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban and represented Al Gore in Bush v. Gore is becoming chairman of the Partnership for Educational Justice.

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Balancing Special-Education Needs With Rising Costs

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 9:24pm
The City of New York pays for about 12,000 special-needs students per year to receive private school educations. Parents contend that the city fights too many of these requests, delaying important services to students in the process.

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Adm. Charles R. Larson, 77, Dies; Twice Led Naval Academy

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:32pm
Admiral Larson was appointed superintendent of the academy for a second time in 1994 when the Navy sought his help in changing the ethical atmosphere after 134 midshipmen were accused of cheating on an exam.
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The Eyes of Texas Are Upon a Man Who Kept to the Shadows

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:30pm
An admiral who has made a career of keeping secrets is about to move into a field where openness is prized and everything is debated as the chancellor of the University of Texas system.

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Air Force Academy to Examine Conduct of Cadet Athletes

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 6:48pm
The investigation was prompted by reports of sexual assault, drug use, cheating and other violations of the academy’s honor code.
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International Education: Education Technology Companies Play the Name Game

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:02pm
Company names, often bastardizing, have wriggled into the lexicons of college administrators, professors and students.

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International Education: College of Europe Aims to Produce Well-Rounded Civil Servants

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:02pm
Long known as a training ground for European Union bureaucrats, the College of Europe faces challenges in its bid to produce well-rounded civil servants.

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Motherlode Blog: The Case for Bribing Kids to Memorize Poetry

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 9:08am
I offered an hour and 15 minutes of Minecraft in exchange for memorizing a poem, and my son was in.

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Crews Repair Water Main at U.C.L.A.

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 8:33pm
Crews at the University of California, Los Angeles, finished major repairs Saturday on a main that burst and poured 20 million gallons of water onto the campus, ruining the new court at Pauley Pavilion.

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Well: The Joy of Becoming a Veterinarian

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 6:11pm
A literary society aims to inspire students and remind vets why they went into the profession.

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Safety at School: Campus Sexual Assault Bill Relies on Public Shaming of Colleges

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 5:07pm
A lack of funding for investigators means the real power of the legislation would be the anonymous survey data from students published online.

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Motherlode Blog: The Kids Who Don’t Beat Autism

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 2:08pm
Applied behavioral analysis therapy holds the possibility of “beating” autism. Some families will achieve an optimal outcome; they say, some children will become indistinguishable. Our son did not, but there’s a lot besides autism that distinguishes him.

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

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:38pm
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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Motherlode Blog: What to Expect When You Shouldn’t Expect Lunch: A Dad’s Guide to Delivery Day

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 9:10am
Fathers are vital components of delivery day — except not vital enough that anyone cares if they get hungry or need something.

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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 8 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:01am
Comment here by 7 a.m. Eastern on Aug. 8 to enter this week’s contest. Our guest Penguin Young Adult author will be K.A. Harrington, and winners will be announced on Aug. 19.

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Socrates Takes a Back Seat to Business and Tech

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:00am
Looking to the future of a challenging profession, law schools want their students to be able to advise entrepreneurs in coming fields. That means learning quantitative skills, business and tech.
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Evaluating That Third — Boring — Year

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:00am
Is three years in law school one too many?
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School Shelters Offer Limited Safety, and Even Less Comfort

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:29pm
Life for about 200,000 people packed into more than 80 schools serving as shelters in Gaza is full of deprivation and discomfort.

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