February 2002

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Vol. 13, Issue 05

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A foiled massacre teaches us what's wrong with high school.
  • Poor Marks
  • Get The Lead Out
  • Lively Debate
  • Lucky Breaks
  • Mr. Bill Returns
  • Talking Back
A growing number of schools turn to temp agencies to find subs.
The journal Questions offers answers on teaching philosophy.
Educator Anthony Colón has a plan for helping Latino students achieve—give them a shot in charter schools.
In a new program, fast-track classes and internships teach recruits the fundamentals of running schools.
Leading a journey from New Orleans to Africa, one teacher sheds light on history, geography, culture—and kids' own lives.
The debate about multiculturalism rages, but in one Chicago classroom, a white, male, middle-class educator nudges future teachers toward a greater appreciation of American diversity.
When poor skills and a flat economy threatened the future of teens in a California district, educators forged a new school from work-world projects. Now, as kids design gizmos, sales plans, and more, they're also building hope.
Inspired by plans to scrap the traditional SAT in California, a teacher makes the case for intensive foreign language study.
The power of portfolios to teach. Also, slamming standards.
In 1944, gutsy Mexican farmers took on segregation—and won.
Innocence attacked: Stories of children in times of war. Also: A dumb giant, the 1893 World's Fair, a slave tale, and more.