May/June 2001

This Issue
Vol. 12, Issue 08

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Lessons from poor schools: Money matters less than leaders.
  • Money Matters
  • Civil Strife
  • Gatto Writes
  • Get Happy
  • Teach By Example
  • The Champ
A documentary class teaches ex-offenders about radio—and themselves.
Schools are cracking down on drug theft.
Districts are devising ever more creative ways of luring teachers into their classrooms.
Law students teach high schoolers how landmark Supreme Court cases apply to their lives.
There are no garden-variety lessons taught at chef Alice Water's Edible Schoolyard.
Every year, one in 13 high school students attempts suicide. The author looks at two teens who fell to this silent epidemic.
Florida Online High offers dozens of classes—and even school T-shirts—via modem. Is it virtually ideal or a bit too disconnected?
Miguel Guerrero can't serve heaven and also let his imagination soar. His teacher wants to help the 7-year-old choose between duty and desire but fears he's only making matters worse.
When a student "comes out," it's the teacher who learns.
Two educators chat about the Net. Plus: A little respect for art teachers, please.
Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp defends her corps.
The birth of an abolitionist and ghosts from a coal-mining past. Plus: crusaders, lizards, a scarecrow, and a Chinese boy's journey.
Following are dates for workshops, conferences, and other professional- development opportunities for teachers. Some events may include administrators, policymakers, parents, and others. The list is organized by region, though some national meetings. Registration deadlines may close before the date of the event. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
Following are application dates for student contests, scholarships, and internships. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
Mary Metzger's class unearths the past at a local cemetery.