More Than Just A Job: Stories Of Teachers Who Deserve An A+

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Teachers across the country are pushing for better pay and increased school funding. They consistently make less than other college graduates with comparable experience — even though, for many teachers, working with students is more than a full-time job.

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Why So Many Gifted Yet Struggling Students Are Hidden In Plain Sight

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Scott Barry Kaufman was placed in special education classes as a kid. He struggled with auditory information processing and with anxiety. But with the support of his mother, and some teachers who saw his creativity and intellectual curiosity, Kaufman ended up with degrees from Yale and Cambridge.Now he's a psychologist who cares passionately about a holistic approach to education.

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Casting Aside Shame And Stigma, Adults Tackle Struggles With Literacy

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WHRO's American Graduate Phase Three initiative looks to bring awareness to opportunities that will lead to gainful employment in local high demand middle skill jobs for students and young adults. One of the barriers to even entry level employment is being able to read. This article examines challenges adults face and how one program offers support and literacy.

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High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

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Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree. "All through my life it was, 'if you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,' " Morgan said. "Everybody's so gung-ho about going to college."

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This high school finds success combining college-ready classes with career training

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HATHORNE, Mass. — In a darkened classroom in Essex Technical High School, Anna Maria Miller takes careful notes while watching a subtitled video sampling from Rwanda’s infamous “hate radio,” which helped fuel the genocide of the minority Tutsi population in 1994.

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Colorado apprenticeship program turns the factory floor into a classroom

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Some high school students in Colorado may get prime jobs even before they get their diplomas. That’s because CareerWise, the nation’s first statewide youth apprenticeship program, links students to industries and addresses manufacturers’ demand for skills, while offering employment, academic credit and support for college.

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To reduce chronic school absences, Cleveland focuses on positive family support.

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A few years ago, Cleveland Public Schools found that more than half of their students were chronically absent, missing at least 10 percent of school. While they've made steady progress to address the problem, like may school districts around the country, they still have a ways to go.

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Opinion: 1.3 million students are homeless. Here’s how we can help them.

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There are more than 1.3 million students in our country’s public school system with no safe place to call home. Equal to the number of all K-12 students in Virginia or the entire population of Dallas, Texas, these young people pursue their education while contending with the anxiety of homelessness and grinding poverty.

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Why shareholders are pushing Apple to study smartphone effects on kids

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Smartphones have changed the way kids live and interact, prompting growing concerns about the consequences. In January, two of Apple's big shareholders called on the maker of the iPhone to come up with ways for parents to restrict their kids' phone use and study the effect that heavy usage has on mental health. John Yang talks to Charles Penner of Jana Partners LLC and Jean Twenge, author of "IGen

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America's Schools Are 'Profoundly Unequal,' Says U.S. Civil Rights Commission

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"The federal government must take bold action to address inequitable funding in our nation's public schools."

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Why teachers selling lesson plans have sparked debate

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To earn extra money, many teachers around the country are selling lesson plans via online marketplaces. But as such sites become more popular, there are also concerns, including who legally owns the educational materials a teacher creates, and what it means for the collaborative spirit of the profession. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week reports from Alabama.

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Spread of fake news prompts literacy efforts in schools

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Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction.

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As Grad Rates Rise, Accountability is a Must

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For the third year in a row, the country is off-track to reaching a 90 percent high school graduation rate and the gains are not fast enough with four years to go to reach the nation’s goal. If we agree that it is fundamental that every child have an equal opportunity, then we must continue to be alarmed by the persistent and remaining gaps among various subgroups of students.

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How Much Do Teachers Spend On Classroom Supplies?

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It's inevitable. Each year, teachers dip into their own pockets to buy things like notebooks, tissues and pencils for their students

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After Wildfires Destroyed Their Homes, Students Find Healing Help At School

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With wildfires still raging across parts of Southern California, dozens of schools have been closed. Many will stay that way till the new year. That gives educators valuable time to think about what they can do, when school resumes, to help students who have been traumatized by these fires.

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