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Gentler Words About Charter Schools From de Blasio

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 10:32pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio, in an effort to mend fences on charter schools, emphasized common ground and a desire to “shake the foundations” of the school system.
    





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Washington Group Sees a Cutting-Edge Museum in a Vacant School Building

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 9:34pm
The Franklin School, built under Reconstruction, could soon make its mark as a kunsthalle, a noncollecting art museum.
    
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Museums Special Section: If You Can’t Make It to the Lecture

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 9:27pm
Museums expand their reach and try to make their virtual presence a “distinct experience.”
    





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International Education: Adding Coding to the Curriculum

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:03pm
Around the world, students from elementary school to the Ph.D. level are increasingly getting acquainted with the basics of computer coding.
    





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International Education: Indians Plan Rebirth for 5th-Century University

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:01pm
Amartya Sen is part of an effort to build a new university in India, near the ruins of Nalanda, said to be the world’s first global institution of higher learning.
    





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Motherlode Blog: I Didn’t Want My Son to Have Dwarfism. Not Really.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 8:09am
I have rare form of dwarfism, and I never expected to be able to have a child—but once I was pregnant, part of me expected my son to share my condition. I wasn’t sure I’d know how to raise a “normal” child.
    





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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Common Core for All of Us

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 2:30pm
Should schools protect kids or challenge them?
    





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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Common Core for All of Us

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 2:30pm
Should schools protect kids or challenge them?
    





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In Beijing Talk, Michelle Obama Extols Free Speech

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 7:34am
The first lady told an audience of mainly students that unfettered expression, particularly on the Internet and in the news media, form the basis for a strong, prosperous society.
    





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Court Orders Rehiring of 2 Brooklyn Teachers in Misconduct Case

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 9:33pm
A five-judge panel says that the termination of two Brooklyn teachers, who a custodian said had been undressed in an empty classroom, was “shockingly disproportionate” to their “lapse in judgment.”
    





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

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 5:05pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s second official 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: Reader Questions, Answered: Returning to Work After a Career Break

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:11pm
Times readers ask career development experts for guidance on returning to the workforce after a break to care for children or aging parents.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Casual Remarks That Hurt: Microaggression and Adoptive Families

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:08pm
Adoptive families, and children who were adopted into them, often talk among ourselves about the “dumb things people say” to and about us. Those comments have a name — microaggressions — but there’s no consensus about the best way to handle them.
    





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The Lede: Students and Readers Share Their Experiences of Race on Campus

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:21pm
When is a question not as innocent as the questioner thought? What are the limits of tolerance and the boundaries of ignorance? Readers and students told us their stories and their perspectives.
    
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Motherlode Blog: Advice on How to Have a Good Paternity Leave

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:10am
Advice from New York Times readers on how fathers can make the most of paternity leave.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Skills Practice | Alternative History as Narrative

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:09am
What if the British won the Revolutionary War? What if the Cuban Missile Crisis started World War III? What if John Lennon had not died when he was shot? In this skills lesson, students write narratives imagining alternate histories for events of their choice.
    





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Students See Many Slights as Racial ‘Microaggressions’

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:57am
Blogs, papers and other projects have prompted wider discussion of “microaggressions,” remarks with a basis in racial, gender or other stereotypes.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: What Do You Think Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 5:02am
What theories sound most plausible?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Suitcase Full of Cash Gives a Youth Program New Life

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:30am
What would you do with your winnings from “Deal or No Deal” or a similar TV show?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, March 21, 2014

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:18am
Can you identify the punctuation that is missing from the sentence?
    





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