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An American School Immerses Itself in All Things Chinese

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 9:07am
At Yinghua Academy in Minneapolis, most classes are taught in Mandarin, and students are near fluency by eighth grade.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | British Forces Exit Afghanistan and U.S. Marines Leave a Key Province There

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:35am
When did Afghan forces resume control over the Helmand Province?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Halloween on the Subway

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:07am
This week, in honor of Halloween, we’ll be publishing only scary editions of Test Yourself, using articles from the past and present about ghouls and goblins — or, at least, those who dress like them.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | orthodox

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 460 New York Times articles in the past year.






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3 New York Colleges to Drop Crime Queries for Applicants

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 9:12pm
Under an agreement with the attorney general’s office, St. John’s and two smaller colleges will no longer ask potential students if they have ever been arrested or convicted of a felony.






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Teacher Is Praised for Her Intervention in Washington School Shooting

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 8:52pm
Details have begun to emerge about the attack, especially on the role of a young teacher many students are calling a hero.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Don’t Expect Dinner.’

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 2:03pm
On Monday of my third week back at work after our son was born, I came home and found my husband sipping a beer with a frown, a sauce-stained dish in front of him, and no dinner for me.






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International Education: Using Social Media to Shake Up College Fund-Raising

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:03pm
A successful campaign in Latvia helped triple alumni engagement in just six weeks. Now, universities in the Baltics and beyond are looking to replicate its success.






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Three Supreme Court Justices Return to Yale

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 8:31pm
Justices Thomas, Sotomayor and Alito attended reunion weekend at the law school and discussed affirmative action, salsa dancing and spittoons.






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2 Die, Including Gunman, in Shooting at Washington State High School

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:16pm
A gunman killed one student and wounded four others in the cafeteria at a school in Marysville, Wash., before turning the gun on himself.






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Remains Found in Virginia Identified as Missing Student Hannah Graham

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:54pm
The remains found in a wooded area were identified as Hannah Graham, who has been missing since Sept. 13.






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Motherlode Blog: Turn Your Princess-Obsessed Toddler Into a Feminist in Eight Easy Steps

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:52pm
Imposing a Women’s Studies Curriculum on your Disney Princess. Someday she’ll thank you!






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Motherlode Blog: Preparing a Child to Own a Mobile Phone — But Not Always Use It

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:12pm
Having a phone can create a compulsion to do something when doing nothing is so often the better choice.






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Motherlode Blog: Eating Chinese Takeout and Dreaming of Brisket

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:16am
Last week, dinner did not go as planned. But having the plan still helped.






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

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 9:19am
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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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | What Are You Afraid Of?

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:33am
Test your knowledge of Halloween by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal in Every State?

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:13am
Do terminally ill people have a right to die on their own terms?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | From a Rwandan Dump to the Halls of Harvard

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:30am
How did Mr. Uwayesu come to live at a garbage dump on the outskirts of Kigali, Rwanda?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Emily Dickinson Onstage

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:25am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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