December 3, 2016
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Vol. 17, Issue 6

With gym time getting squeezed out by standardized tests and extracurriculars, schools are beginning to digitize physical ed.

Eighth graders respond to a Teacher article about student responsibility.

Challenging the notion that AP courses lead to college success.

Notable quotes on teaching and schools from around the country.

Interview
Capitol Hill connections facilitate scholarships for needy kids.

School news from points across the globe.

Like most educators, Dan Otter knew nothing about planning for retirement. Then he did some homework. Now he's advising colleagues on their investment options.

How do you prepare disadvantaged kids for their first day of kindergarten? Policymakers in Las Cruces, New Mexico, suggest that you get them into school a few weeks early.

Used to be that vocational training and a focus on academic studies were considered completely different means of education. But in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, the two go hand in hand.

As cutting-edge as giving every student a laptop may sound, the author was part of a similar experiment 20 years ago. But that was before what we now know as the Internet existed.

The story of Amistad Academy, a charter school in New Haven, Connecticut, that turns kids at risk for failing out of school into students determined to enroll in college.

Book Reviews

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For her book Gunstories: Life-Changing Experiences With Guns, writer-photographer S. Beth Atkin interviewed dozens of teenagers who’d experienced the effects, both positive and negative, of guns on their lives.

Colleagues
Elephants or kids, it doesn't matter—Katya Arnold shows them how to paint.

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