November/December 2003

This Issue
Today's students deserve an educational system that accomodates their diverse needs and talents.
  • A Separate Peace
  • Snow Job
  • Coach Class
Project 540 puts a new spin on student activism by helping teens promote school reform. But change is tough.
Multigrade classrooms are falling out of favor.
New gee-whiz gizmos could someday replace chalk and paper.
Activists for the hearing impaired give voice to the idea that signing is part of a distinctive language and culture.
Twenty-six years ago, Jack Yates began his career in education as a janitor. Today, he's an elementary school principal.
Frustrated by decades of strife and separation, Protestant and Catholic parents in Northern Ireland found a different path to peace by starting a new school open to all.
Set in corrugated metal and concrete, two schools on opposite sides of the country represent architectural flights of fancy.
At a time when arts classes are underfunded and underappreciated, the Broadway Teaching Lab reminds drama educators of the importance of being earnest.
Leisure reading is tough sell to today's students.
A teacher questions how well a standardized test can measure his kids.
Technologies false promises, and deconstructing Harry Potter.
An experienced mother of a former teen-drug addict writes on America's teenage drug epidemic.
A french boy who becomes a wolf; a fictional take on patriot Patrick Henry; a young girl's father goes off to war; and a cat teaches a seagull how to fly.
Following are application deadlines for grants and fellowships available to individuals and schools. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
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.
East | Midwest/Plains | South | West
Following are application dates for student contests, scholarships, and internships. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
It's hard to get more hands-on than Cathy Camargo's Emergency Medical Technicians class at Bernalillo High School.