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Community service: Teaching kindness for kindness’ sake

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As the holiday season draws to a close, ask students to reflect on the meaning of empathy and kindness. In this daily news story, Extra looks at the impact and meaning of community service and why the winter break may be a more challenging time for students than many people may realize. Continue reading

How teachers and students discuss the election in the classroom

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Ahead of the third and final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, educators around the country have found themselves struggling to teach and discuss this turbulent election in the classroom. Continue reading

Fight over high-stakes testing in schools continues

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Public debate over the merits of standardized testing is nothing new, but the number of students choosing to opt out of the tests grew over the past year. Continue reading

New teachers face increasing instability

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Teachers make up one of the largest portions of the U.S. workforce, but the more than 200,000 men and women graduating from teaching programs this year face a shortage of jobs, stagnant salaries, increasing focus on standardized testing and growing aversion to tenure. Continue reading

Young Grads Learn Tough Lessons at Struggling Schools

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New Orleans schools superintendent Paul Vallas has hired 128 top college graduates from the Teach for America service program to teach in one of the…read more

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