October 2003

This Issue
Vol. 15, Issue 02

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Turning high-stakes testing on lawmakers for a change.
  • Radically Opposed
  • More Than Morals
  • Cover Flap
  • Competitive Edge
  • Faith in Teens
  • Tech Upgrade
Bringing students into conferences encourages straight talk.
Lawmakers mull loosening mandatory textbook lists.
Through her organization, Sisterhood Agenda, Angela Coleman helps African American girls find identity.
College Summit helps low-income kids with average grades compete for college admissions.
The state's only single-gender secondary school wins a basketball championship—and newfound attention.
Pacifist teacher Colman McCarthy doesn't vote, give out grades, or tell students what to think. Instead, he makes them question the answers.
A New York nonprofit offers kids new skills in chess—and really big trophies.
Weblogs let anyone with a point of view become an Internet pundit. You can bet teachers have some things to say.
Returning to his alma mater, an education reporter finds federal recommendations don't always mesh with life experience.
Saying goodbye to a difficult but endearing student.
A 100-year-old primer tells prospective educators what to expect, then and now.
Prep for Prep alums speak, a glimpse of the teenage mind, and a passionate teacher.
First-day teaching troubles for a former journalist.
A kimono becomes a point of pride; divine bagels; beating the bullies; and a Cajun tale. Plus: Rats vs. royalty.
Following are application deadlines for awards, honors, and contests available to teachers. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
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 events are 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.