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BrooklynFans Of Books: Little Soldiers

Little Solders: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve

By Lenora Chu

Harper 

In Little Soldiers, Lenora Chu offers a look into the insular education system of China and uses her parenting journey to launch a wider investigation into whether its educational methods are something to which the West should aspire.

In 2010, Chu found herself at the heart of the global debate between China and the western world when she and her husband enrolled their American son into the Chinese state-run school system celebrated for producing some of the planet’s top-ranking students, per the PISA education assessments.

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St. John’s Star LoVett To Miss Rest Of Season

(Marcus LoVett earlier this season – @StJohnsBBall)

In a stunner, St. John’s announced on Wednesday night that standout sophomore guard Marcus LoVett will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign

LoVett suffered a left knee injury that he suffered in late November, and has missed the last ten games of the season, which has included an 0-5 start in Big East Conference play.

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Georgetown Outlasts St. John’s In Battle Of Legends

(A meeting of head coaches Chris Mullin of St. John’s and Patrick Ewing of Georgetown – Photo by Jason Schott)

Georgetown outlasted St. John’s 69-66 on Tuesday night in a competitive game that was reminiscent of the battles their two coaches, Chris Mullin of St. John’s and Patrick Ewing of Georgetown, had in their playing days for their alma maters.

For Ewing, it was emotional to get a win at Madison Square Garden after starring here for 15 years for the Knicks.

“It feels good,” said Ewing. “As you know I have had a lot of great memories here. I’ve had ups and downs and a lot of good and bad memories against that guy [Chris Mullin]. It was good to be back and the game was just like the old times, it was a knock down drag up fight. It was one of those ugly games, but I was just happy that we got the win. The guys fought hard, we made some mistakes, but we played hard. Especially the way that we played against Creighton this was a great way to bounce back. They did all the things they needed to do to get the win.”

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Mullin & Ewing Renew Rivalry On The Sidelines

(Chris Mullin and Patrick Ewing at Big East Media Day in October – Photo by Jason Schott)

The St. John’s-Georgetown rivalry in the 1980s was defined by Chris Mullin leading the then-Redman against Patrick Ewing’s Hoyas and taking part in some legendary battles that brought the Big East to prominence.

Mullin, in his third year at St. John’s, and Ewing, in his first at the helm of Georgetown renew their rivalry as coaches of their alma maters on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

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Carnesecca Receives Naismith Award

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Former St. John’s Head Coach Lou Carnesecca, received his Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Basketball Award during a special on-court recognition ceremony during Saturday’s Red Storm’s home game against DePaul.

The award was given to Carnesecca, a 1992 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, last month by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

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Charles Woodson Enters College Football Hall Of Fame

(Charles Woodson – Provided by National Football Foundation)

The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced on today’s telecast of Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN that Charles Woodson, the All-America defensive back at Michigan from 1995-97, will be a member of the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Class.

Woodson, who currently works as an NFL analyst on the ESPN show, was surprised by the program’s host Sam Ponder, who handed him a commemorative football provided by the NFF to mark the announcement.

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St. John’s Dominated By DePaul As Dismal Big East Start Continues

(DePaul setting up their offense – Photo by Jason Schott)

The DePaul Blue Demons dominated the St. John’s Red Storm from start to finish on Saturday afternoon at Carnesecca Arena on the way to a 91-74 victory.

Both teams entered this one 0-3 in Big East Conference play, so this was a golden chance for St. John’s to get their first conference win of the season.

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