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COVER STORY:


RATING NCLB

Can we count the ways this law hurts teachers and kids?
Four years after President Bush signed the so-called No Child Left Behind law, educators still struggle to make it work. A few ideas are well-intentioned, but overall, NCLB harms education. If this were math class, we’d say, “Check your answers!” More»

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Segregating classrooms by sex sounds old-fashioned, but it’s back for the 21st century. With hopes of boosting student achievement, educators across the country are trying it.
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With a common mission—justice and equality for all children—it only made sense for NEA and ATA to merge in 1966, growing together as one great Association.
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“When I was a child, teaching and preaching were pretty much the only professions Black people could be trained in....” Read more from a Retired Charlotte teacher who experienced school desegregation firsthand.
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Great bargains abound on the Web, especially if you’re looking for vintage or previously owned stuff. But be careful—a few cautionary rules still apply.
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When grandparents raise their children’s children, it’s not an easy task. They need our help and understanding.
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An innovative workshop helps educators close the achievment gap.
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Actions undertaken by the U.S. Congress and the White House will harm millions and millions of kids.
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What’s on the menu? Electronic lunch prepayment programs are the trend du jour, as support professionals in the cafeteria work on providing better nutrition to students.
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A Newsweek columnist calls for higher pay for teachers. Cushy hours and summer vacations are nothing more than a myth, she says. (As if we didn’t know!)
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Hundreds of bus drivers, custodians, and other support professionals have traded their school uniforms for the combat fatigues of the U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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When Oregon teacher Suzanne Garman left teaching following a diagnosis of cancer, her students didn’t forget her. They raised enough money to send her on a dream vacation to Hawaii.
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Michigan, Illinois, Maryland, Georgia, Arizona, and Minnesota.
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Should all children attend preschool?