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Publication Logo : May 2006


COVER STORY:


READ & RENEW

There are few better ways to relax and regroup than sinking into a comfy chair with a good book. NEA educators recommend their favorite reads for rejuvenating the spirit, refreshing skills, freeing the imagination, and sharing with kids. More»

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When mean girls wage psychological warfare, educators are in an ideal position to help end the tension. The first step? Learning to understand the signs of social aggression.
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Getting kids’ attention has always been a task, but as students grow more consumed with popular brands at earlier ages, learning might be moving even further from their minds.
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Wisconsin’s support professionals take to the highways and byways searching for classes that count toward certification.
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A lot happened this school year, not the least of which was a drain on your batteries. Read about the best ways to recharge in your home, backyard, or even further afield.
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At a juvenile detention center, a librarian discovers that jail can be the ultimate teachable moment and reading can help troubled students envision life beyond the bars.
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How far can schools go in teaching tolerance for gays and lesbians? Two federal courts tackle this thorny question.
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James and the Giant Peach. Where the Sidewalk Ends. The Little House. As I watch my kids start to tackle books on their own, I vividly remember these gems from the beginning of my life as a reader.
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A shortage of teachers and other education professionals means the need for specialists is even greater. Those who can teach Arabic, talk tech integration, or grab the attention of schools’ tiniest tykes are in demand.
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Notes, underwear, a live rooster, and a dead owl—the drawer where teachers stash the items students smuggle into school is getting crowded. And weird.
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Questions about the new Medicare Part D prescription drug program are multiplying at the same time that an important enrollment deadline is looming. Find it all way too complicated? You’re not alone.
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A Missouri teacher sometimes leaves his students in the hands of infamous outlaw Jesse James or midnight rider Paul Revere. Also, a Hawaii teacher plays to win on CBS’s hit reality show, Survivor.
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Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Michigan, and Montana.
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There’s plenty of room—and opportunity—for improvement.
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A free, quality public education is a fundamental human right for all.
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Should teachers be required to take diversity training?