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A principal berated a new teacher in front of his class. He needed her support instead.

August 22, 2016 - 12:04am
She forced him to tell several classes how inferior he was. Why would a principal turn so quickly, publicly and viciously against a teacher who sought her help?
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Why white students need black teachers - by a white teacher

August 22, 2016 - 12:04am
'Obviously, students of color need teachers of color, but from experience I know the importance of white students having teachers of color too,'
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Trump’s perplexing comments about education

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
They raise more questions than they answer.
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U-Va. tries to break Block Party, the annual alcohol-soaked rite of passage

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
School officials are pleading with students to stay away from the off-campus party Saturday. It has been the scene of out-of-control drinking, and last year an alleged sexual assault among athletes.
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What the modern world has forgotten about children and learning

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
'We have radically altered our own evolved species behavior by segregating children artificially in same-age peer groups instead of mixed-age communities, by compelling them to be indoors and sedentary for most of the day, by asking them to learn from text-based artificial materials instead of contextualized real-world activities, by dictating arbitrary timetables for learning rather than following the unfolding of a child’s developmental readiness.'
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'Your son will learn to problem-solve.' Arkansas school puts helicopter parents on notice

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
The school's policy -- which bars parents from dropping off forgotten assignments and lunches -- has sparked a furious debate on Facebook.
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Should schools let parents bring lunch, homework to kids who forget them? This one doesn't.

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
The Catholic school in Arkansas says it has a good reason.
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Hundreds of students stay home from Orlando-area schools after social media threats

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
Law enforcement said the threats are not credible and are searching for a 23-year-old transient who they believe are behind the threats.
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After athletics scandal, Kenneth Starr leaves Baylor faculty

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
Months after he was removed as school president, Kenneth Starr's tenure at Baylor University is officially over.
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Genetics, evolution, the latest scary virus. These volunteers bring real-life science to the classroom.

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
With an emphasis on boosting science, technology, engineering and math education, experts team with teachers to show that “science can be fun and interesting and relevant.”
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'We can no longer teach a whitewashed history'

August 19, 2016 - 12:04am
Teacher: "I believe that Black Lives Matter. I believe that Education About Race Relations Matter. I believe that Dismantling Systemic Inequities Matters."
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The ‘seven deadly sins’ of Common Core — by an English teacher

August 19, 2016 - 12:04am
This Georgia educator once supported the Core but doesn't anymore.
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Military families have an extra hurdle getting their kids ready for college. A mom says we should change that.

August 19, 2016 - 12:04am
A mother writes that states need rigorous, common standards to help students who move and change schools often.
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The nation’s teacher force lacks diversity, and it might not get much better

August 19, 2016 - 12:04am
Studies show minority students benefit from having minority teachers. But few minority college graduates are choosing the teaching profession, creating a “vicious cycle.”
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