How Censorship in Education is Failing to Prepare Students for Reality

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Censorship in schools is doing a lot more harm than good. Stephanie Sharlow on why this needs to change.

Teaching Not Just Sex, But Good Sex

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Sex education doesn’t teach us how to have good sex and relationships, rather how to roll the condom onto a banana and how to avoid contracting a sexually transmitted infection.

The Gift of a Smile

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People don’t have to be nice. If we can be grateful when they are, we can start being nicer.

An Open Letter to My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher

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I’m giving my child to you. Please return him in the same or better condition in which you receive him.

What My First-Grade Son Taught Me About Art

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After seeing his son’s excitement about Degas, Picasso, and Warhol—CJ Kaplan realizes that teaching is an art form.

Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will

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Carson Luke, a young boy with autism, shattered bones in his hand and foot after educators grabbed him and tried to shut him into a “scream room.” Kids across the country risked similar harm at least 267,000 times in just one school year.

Holding on to Holden’s Dream

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At the end of another school year, let us acknowledge the nobility of educators. Teachers are our catchers in the rye.

How Being Bullied Was One of My Greatest Gifts

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Bettina Goodwin reflects on her experiences of being bullied and how a new perspective transformed her life completely.

How Being Bullied Helped Me To Trust My Parents

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A thank you note to my bullies.

The Conversation I Can’t Wait to Have With My Kids One Day

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Christian Clifton doesn’t have kids yet, but he already knows he wants to be involved in teaching them to love learning

9-Year-Old Boy Challenges Neil deGrasse Tyson In Hilarious Debate (Video)

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The real life Reed Richards has an awesome exchange with a young fan.

What You Learn When Teaching For America

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Teach for America corp member, Martin Byrne, discovers his true potential with the help of 40 Cleveland students.

Beatbox Kid Tears It Up: Watch Jordan Greene Become the Coolest Kid In School

Beatbox Kid Tears It Up: Watch Jordan Greene Become the Coolest Kid In School

When famed guitarist Michael Kelsey performed at an Ohio middle school, he didn’t expect to find a musical prodigy sitting the audience, just waiting for his chance to perform

Striking Out

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Hank Kalet presents a compelling poem about baseball and teaching, expertly drawing parallels between the speaker’s personal life, Dwight Gooden’s mixed legacy, and a seemingly pedestrian classroom exercise.

How to Prevent Children with Special Needs from Being Bullied

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Jamie Utt sits down with Amy Lewis, who is a first grade teacher with an autistic son.

Top Ph.D Programs Eye Genius Black Youth

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Considered a free agent in the world of academia, award-winning McNair Scholar Juwan Z. Bennett prepares for the signing of a lifetime. — “How does it feel to be a black man with options?” is a frequent question posed to one of Philly’s hottest free agents, from his associates at Yale, Northwestern and Columbia University. […]