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A Shifting Middle: As Demand for Welders Resurges, Community Colleges Offer Classes

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 5:00am
The demand has created an unusually close partnership between the Gulf Coast energy industry and community colleges to train people for disappearing skills.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | At Museo del Prado, Blind Visitors Can Touch Masterpieces

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:30am
Why is the exhibition, “Touching the Prado,” highly unusual?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | That Howling? Just New York’s Neighborhood Coyotes

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:15am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 6 article, “That Howling? Just New York’s Neighborhood Coyotes.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | philanderer

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 15 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Readers Drawn Into Debate Over U.C.L.A. Student’s Jewish Background

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:30pm
An article on the controversy involving Rachel Beyda, a Jewish student questioned by a student council about her views, drew hundreds of comments.






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The Learning Network: What Are Your Favorite Restaurants?

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 3:33pm
What constitutes a good restaurant?






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Motherlode Blog: Lisa Bonchek Adams: She Did as Much as She Could for as Long as She Could

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 1:57pm
Lisa Bonchek Adams did not write like a woman resigned. She did not want to die. But even more, she did not want to disappear.






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Activities at Y.M.C.A.: Laps, Yoga and Helping Syracuse Cheat

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 1:26pm
An N.C.A.A. report found that two men with close ties to Syracuse athletics had used the Y.M.C.A. in Oneida, N.Y., as a haven for handouts to players and university employees.
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Motherlode Blog: New Research on Antidepressants and Pregnancy Finds No Link to Asthma

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:50am
New research suggest that taking S.S.R.I.s while pregnant does not increase the risk of asthma in the resulting babies, but the decision to take medication or not remains difficult.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 9, 2015

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 7:16am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Remembering Selma, and Considering the Road Ahead

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:33am
Who took part in Saturday’s march in Selma, Ala.?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | plutocracy

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 16 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Visiting Nurses, Helping Mothers on the Margins

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 5:00pm
The Nurse-Family Partnership is at the heart of a sweeping federal effort aimed at improving children’s health by educating mothers.






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Who Spewed That Abuse? Anonymous Yik Yak App Isn’t Telling

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 11:09am
Yik Yak, a social media app that serves as a local bulletin board, has proved popular especially on college campuses, but the cover of anonymity it offers allows for some unfettered nastiness.






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Motherlode Blog: Short Hair: A First for a Daughter, and a Leap for a Mother

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 9:22am
As much as I didn’t want to micromanage my daughter’s hair, I did want to micromanage my daughter’s hair.






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Charter School in Miami Fails, but Proves Useful on Jeb Bush’s Résumé

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 4:36pm
The Liberty City Charter School, the first of its kind in Florida and a pioneer in what became a national movement, is now defunct.






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On College Football: Tangled Case of a Baylor Football Player Poses a Test for the Rules of Eligibility

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 1:52pm
There remain more questions than answers about a Baylor football player being declared ineligible, and about the procedure by which college students are barred from playing sports.
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Syracuse Basketball and Coach Jim Boeheim Hit Hard by N.C.A.A.

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 9:09pm
A startling report says the university’s athletic department violated rules for more than a decade, and the severe punishment includes suspending Boeheim, the men’s basketball coach, for nine games.






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Pakistan Honors Victims of School Massacre

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 8:51pm
Education officials in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province have renamed more than a hundred schools after the children killed last year in a Taliban attack on an army-run public school in Peshawar.
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Balancing Islam and Middle School in Queens

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 1:31pm
By most measures, New York is a religiously tolerant place, but public school, especially middle school, can be a testing ground for young Muslims.
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