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A screen shot from Mission US: Flight to Freedom, the controversial digital learning game about U.S. slavery produced by WNET in New York City.
—WNET

Digital-Simulation Game on U.S. Slave Experience Sparks Debate

An award-winning, publicly funded digital learning game that asks middle school students to assume the role of a black slave in 1800s America is prompting debate about when and how to employ the power of interactive technology to teach about painful eras of history. (March 3, 2015)

Spotlight on Middle and High School Literacy

Many educators are learning that it's not just young children who need help with literacy skills.

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An award-winning, publicly funded digital learning game that asks middle school students to assume the role of a black slave in 1800s America is prompting debate about when and how to employ the power of interactive technology to teach about painful eras of history.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
In an exhibit and teacher programs, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum offers a powerful new lens for lessons about the genocide that killed nearly 6 million Jews.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
Illustrator Jeff Dekal shares his perspective on being a young artist in the K-12 classroom.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
A South Carolina school district hopes to replicate the initial success at a middle school, where test scores, student engagement, and teacher attendance have improved.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
Missing school can have a lasting, negative impact on student achievement, write Hedy Chang, John Gomperts, and Leslie Boissiere.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
In this audio story, educators and students share their experiences at Valley Point Middle School, in Dalton, Ga., where, as of last school year, white students no longer make up the majority.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
December 11, 2013 - Education Week
Assistant principal Erin Grazak shares what she's learned from and about her middle school's students, their hopes, and their needs by spending lunchtime detention with them.
November 12, 2013 - Education Week
Building a community-schools model around middle school students is making a difference, four leaders of the program write.
June 21, 2013 - Education Week
A veteran teacher uses the last weeks of the school year to bolster her students' literacy skills before spring tests.
June 11, 2013 - Education Week

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