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To many people, Albert Shanker was the American Federation of Teachers. Over 22 years, he built the organization into a labor union that often acts like a think tank and is an influential force in education reform.
When a conservative think tank released a book last year that criticized bilingual education, the group set out to advertise it in the newsletter of the organization best known for promoting such programs, the National Association for Bilingual Education.
Further readings about bilingual education.
High school students who followed an innovative mathematics curriculum that emphasizes real-world problem-solving got better grades than their peers not only in math, but in all their subjects, a study has found.
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