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Teaching about Slavery

“Asking how to teach about slavery is a little like asking why we teach at all”
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Cognitive Gadgets Theory Might Change Your Mind—Literally

A book by Cecilia Heyes gives teacher-educators something to think about

What Should Our Leaders Do About Failing Schools?

Innovation zones—with autonomy, accountability, independent boards, and extra funding—can bring improvement.
Painting of Sarah Josepha Hale

How a Lady Editor Turned Teaching into a Majority-Female Profession

Not only did women make better teachers than men, but they cost less, argued Sarah Josepha Hale

The Politics of Closing Schools

Teachers unions and the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe
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The Orchid and the Dandelion

New research uncovers a link between a genetic variation and how students respond to teaching. The potential implications for schools—and society—are vast.
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College Sports Cartel Crashes as Athletes Prepare to Cash in on “Name, Image, and Likeness”

Can a player generating a six-figure income still be considered a student? Schools, under legal and legislative pressure, are about to find out.
Maine, like many states, has a complex flowchart for teacher certification, with some requirements that have been waived during the pandemic.

As Biden Targets “Overly Burdensome Occupational Licensing Requirements,” Some See Chance To Rethink Teacher Certification

States relaxed rules for the pandemic; some substitute teachers have only a high school diploma.

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