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Atlanta History Teaches the Violent Toll of Anti-Semitism

Atlanta History Teaches the Violent Toll of Anti-Semitism

By Jeff Martin | Mar 6
Amid a surge of bomb threats and vandalism at Jewish institutions nationwide, members of Atlanta's Jewish community have felt a familiar wave of apprehension about what may come next.

Relaunched #ClaimYourRights Campaign Supports Transgender Students

Relaunched #ClaimYourRights Campaign Supports Transgender Students

By Tucker Berardi | Mar 5
In response to the confusing messages being sent by DeVos and the Department of Education regarding Title IX, LGBT advocacy groups GLSEN and PFLAG have relaunched their 2009 #ClaimYourRights campaign.

Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate

Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate

By Maria Danilova | Feb 21
Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk.

Fake News 101: The New Civics Course in U.S. Schools?

Fake News 101: The New Civics Course in U.S. Schools?

By Carolyn Thompson | Feb 15
Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news - and why they should care that there's a difference.

How Google Chromebooks Conquered Schools

How Google Chromebooks Conquered Schools

By Anick Jesdanun | Feb 12
Chromebooks have defied expectations and made major inroads in an unexpected environment - U.S. schools.

Long-Running Texas Evolution Debate Has Big Classroom Impact

Long-Running Texas Evolution Debate Has Big Classroom Impact

By Will Weissart | Feb 4
The Texas Board of Education on Wednesday voted preliminarily to ease - but not completely eliminate - state high school science curriculum requirements that experts argue cast doubt on the theory of evolution.

A Post-Election Healing Plan? College Class Comes Up Short

A Post-Election Healing Plan? College Class Comes Up Short

By Matt Sedensky | Dec 28
The night after the election, as Franklin and his students gathered, he was taken aback by the degree of fear and the feelings of grief he heard. Later in the course, he discovered his students had no ideas about how to heal a divided nation.

Modest Gains, but U.S. Students Still Lag in Science Learning

By Jennifer C. Kerr | Oct 31
The vast majority of U.S. students still lack a solid grasp of science despite some modest gains by fourth and eighth graders, especially girls and minorities.

Mills College Gains Out Lesbian President

By Sari Staver | Sep 25
Growing up in a middle class neighborhood in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Hillman's family didn't rub shoulders with academics, lawyers, or college presidents.

Maine School Purchases Computer Program to Serve As Teacher

Sep 20
A Maine high school unable to fill a vacant teacher position has turned to a foreign language computer program to educate students.

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