Dear Parent: About THAT Kid

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You know those kids…the ones who swear in class or push other kids on the playground. Amy Murray is a teacher who wants to tell you—she knows them too.

No Child Left Behind and Common Core—Are They Working?

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No Child Left Behind may not be meeting the needs of the many, only the few. Christian Lyons explores this disparity.

Why Men Have a Strong Emotional Stake in Rape Prevention

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Ashley Warner, a survivor of rape, is concerned how this act of violence affects men, families, marriage and society.

His Entire Term as Governor Was Tainted With Protests

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Years of civil disobedience from Philadelphians preceded Tom Corbett’s loss in PA Governor’s Race.

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.

Federal Investigators Crack Down on Two Virginia Schools’ Use of Restraints

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Investigators found that children were being regularly pinned down or isolated and that their education was suffering as a result.

Becoming a Beard Mentor

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Aaron W. Voyles looks at bearding tips and bonding for college men.

How To Help “At Risk” Kids Succeed In Life

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Eric Thompson has a message for educators, and it might not be what you expect.

Art, Farming and a Safe Place For Boys to Discover Meaning

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Is this a model for serious education reform? Theodore Richards and The Chicago Wisdom Project.

A Parent’s Guide to Helping Teens Prepare for College, Work and Life

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5 easy but necessary tips to help parents prepare teens for roommates, careers and life

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.

One Man’s Words for Graduates

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Michael Carley has some thoughts for students about to make the transition from one life to another.

My Name is David Heller, Class of 2018, The College of New Jersey, and I Want to Tell You, “Nothing Is Impossible”

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I want other people to know that young men with Down Syndrome are just like other guys. We have the same kind of hopes and dreams.

Beyond Recess: When Disability Plays a Role in the Decline of Education for Students in the US

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Erin Kelly, a writer with cerebral palsy, reflects on her experience as a disabled student, and the striking increase of young people who aren’t getting the education they deserve.

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.