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On The Syllabus: Lessons In Grit

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At the Lenox Academy in Brooklyn, N.Y., educators try to teach kids to see struggle as a normal part of learning. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Does Teaching Kids To Get 'Gritty' Help Them Get Ahead?

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'I, Too, Am Harvard': A Mantra For Recognition Becomes An Anthem

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In Boston, Gay Groups Remain Closed Out Of St. Patrick's Day Parade

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The U.S. Will Seek The Death Penalty for Boston Bombing Suspect

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Michelle Kosilek in a New Bedford, Mass., court in 1993. When Kosilek was known as Robert, he was convicted of the 1990 murder of his wife. Lisa Bul/AP hide caption

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Punishing Winter Temperatures Drain Propane Supplies

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In The Long Wait For Aid From Washington, Job Hunters Despair

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Ross Miner skates during the men's short program at the 2013 Skate Canada International last year. He hopes to qualify for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Dave Sandford/Getty Images hide caption

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A Story Of The Boston Marathon Bombing, As Told On Skates

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Jimmy Greene holds a picture of his daughter, Ana, as he kisses his wife Nelba Márquez-Greene, at a January news conference in Newtown, Conn. They try to remember the good days with their daughter. "It is what brings me great comfort and great joy," Márquez-Greene says. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

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Avielle's artwork hangs on the walls and windows of Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel's home. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Winter Storm Freezes Holiday Travel

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