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  • Natalya Vetrova, 1 year old, sleeps holding a bottle with fresh cow milk at home in Zalyshany, located 32 miles southwest of the destroyed reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine. Her village is in one of the sections of the country still contaminated by radioactive fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear explosion.  –Mstyslav Chernov/AP
  • A pediatrician performs an annual examination for radioactive elements on Oksana Zabeylo, 10, in a hospital in Ivankiv, Ukraine.  –Mstyslav Chernov/AP
  • Children wait to be checked by a pediatrician for radioactive elements at a hospital in Ivankiv, Ukraine.  –Mstyslav Chernov/AP
  • Olesya Petrova, 9, attends lessons in a school in Zalyshany, Ukraine. Olesha says she awaits the coming of warm weather, when she can scour the woodlands outside her village for berries and other goodies that can help make up for her cancelled school lunch program. Ukraine’s Institute of Agricultural Radiology says the most recent testing in the zone where she lives showed radiation levels in wild-grown food such as nuts, berries, and mushrooms were two to five times higher than what is considered safe.  –Mstyslav Chernov/AP

The Young Victims of Chernobyl

Thirty years after the world's worst nuclear accident, children living near Chernobyl in Ukraine and Belarus suffer from radiation illnesses and eat tainted food. (April 29, 2016)

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Getting Serious About College and Career Readiness

With the passage of ESSA, states must build on the college-and-career readiness progress of the past decade, says Matt Gandal. (April 28, 2016)

How to Teach for a Better World

Teachers shouldn't shy away from exposing students to thorny ethical issues in developmentally appropriate ways, argues educator Zoe Weil. (April 27, 2016)

3 Reasons America Needs School Choice

School choice may seem to undermine public schools, but American students need it, writes Matthew Lynch. (April 28, 2016)

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Honoring New Orleans’ cultural heritage and traditions matters as much as academics in creating successful schools. (This video is part of an award-winning package on post-Katrina schools.) Read more.

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Training Teachers With Digital Classroom Simulations

A pilot program at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education lets teachers in training practice classroom-management techniques with a classroom simulation. (April 21, 2016)

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Abolitionist Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 note, but millions of Americans didn't know who she was. (April 21, 2016)

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