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February 2006



COVER STORY:


Is Smaller Better?

As large schools all over the country make the switch to small schools, educators wonder if the transformation promises good things for them and their students. Get the scoop from educators and small schools pioneers in programs from California to Kansas. More»


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Alabama students move outside to dig into science and other lessons. Get inspired to start your own outdoor classroom.
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David Berliner reveals the answer to school reform—and it can’t be found in schools. Poverty in communities is the real problem.
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As more states, most recently Alaska, make the switch from a defined-benefit to a defined-contribution pension system, the safety of your retirement is at risk.As more states, most recently Alaska, make the switch from a defined-benefit to a defined-contr
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Mutual funds can be a great way to pool your money and watch it grow. Learn more about shopping for a good fund, what a “load” means, and where to research funds online.
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An English teacher decries the practice of letting students leave regular classrooms to earn easy credits with little effort in correspondence schools.
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Jonathan Kozol wants to team up with NEA in a new movement to banish ‘apartheid schooling.’
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Tune In...
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Sharing Our Enthusiasm for Reading
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Knock down the geographic and cultural barriers between your students and their peers on the other side of the world by using Internet technology.
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A young Association struggles to rebuild public education during Reconstruction, ban child labor, and improve working conditions for educators at the turn of the century.
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Making a good impression on the public and using the media to their advantage can help support professionals in their campaigns for better pay and respect.
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When Dee Gibson goes on vacation, she really has a blast—setting off massive explosions as a member of a pyrotechnic team. Also, hear about a South Carolina teacher who raps.
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100 Percent Deception...
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Should teachers wear business attire to school?