Choose a Gift That Changes Lives

Educate a girl. Send a young person to college. Restore a person’s sight.

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To Recognize Misinformation in Media, Teach a Generation While It’s Young

There is no silver bullet to slay internet lies and fictions. But students can be taught to know when information is reliable.

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What I’ve Learned From Teaching Online

Roll call becomes a roster of absences. Some students write fantasies of escape. Can a new life begin when you are confined with siblings and parents?

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I Started Khan Academy. We Can Still Avoid an Education Catastrophe.

Virtual school will never be a perfect replacement for in-person learning, but there’s a lot of room for improvement.

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Alaska School District Votes Out ‘Catch-22,’ ‘Gatsby’ and Other Classics

School board members in Palmer, Alaska, raised concerns about language and sexual references in five books deemed too controversial.

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Teachers and Students in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Teachers and students are stressed. Here’s some things we learned talking with educators.

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Detroit Students Have a Constitutional Right to Literacy, Court Rules

A major ruling in a lawsuit involving the Detroit public schools comes at a time when school shutdowns are expected to affect poor children most adversely.

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A Constitutional Right to Literacy for Detroit’s Kids?

They deserve better schools, but the courts don’t offer much hope.

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Teachers’ Herculean Task: Moving 1.1 Million Children to Online School

New York City’s 75,000 public school educators are facing a challenge unlike anything in their careers. For students to avoid permanent setbacks, the success of remote learning is critical.

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