March 2001

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Vol. 12, Issue 06

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Kids can do amazing things—but only if we let them.
Move over Pokémon: scooters, flip-flops, energy drinks and rolling backpacks are the new fads in schools.
Under an unusual California program, teachers are going into the homes of their students to try and break down the walls of misunderstanding.
A classroom powerhouse, John Gatto once assigned Moby-Dick to kids not long after they'd finished reading the Dick and Jane books. Now the award-winning ex-teacher insists: Public schools make kids dumb.
What happened to teacher Jake McHugh that day in Lowell, Massachusetts, may have cost him his life. But it also helped the city mend its middle schools.
Geometry plus sewing equals knowledge in Robyn Sturgeon's math classes.