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What Families Really Need From a Teacher’s Back-to-School Letter

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By Tom Rademacher Our school year is upon us, and many of us are scrambling to set up our classrooms, get those first few weeks planned, and convince ourselves that, […]

After Charlottesville: Having Tough Conversations in an Age of Extremism

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By Nate Bowling “Mr. Bowling, I think I want to be a mujahid and go fight in Syria.” You really don’t forget a conversation that starts like that. Following the […]

There Has Never Been a Better Time to Teach Social Justice

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By Lee-Ann Stephens and Katherine Bassett The National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) recently published a free Social Justice Book List to help teachers and parents teach a variety […]

Teaching, Like Golf, is “No Easy Game”

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By Allison Riddle The statistics are not just alarming. They’re downright ugly. An estimated 8% of teachers leave American classrooms within the first year, and even worse, 40 to 50% […]

How does school choice work in rural schools?

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By Anna E. Baldwin As a rural teacher in a large frontier state, I know firsthand the limitations of small schools: reduced class offerings and extracurricular opportunities, huge travel distances […]



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