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Discussing Hate: Advice for Teachers From Teachers
After the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August, teachers came together to share resources on how to best discuss racism and hatred in the classroom. Here are five pieces of advice from educators.
Training Teachers to Help Students Spot Fake News
Amid growing concerns that students have difficulty discerning between misleading and reliable news and information, some media literacy groups are ramping up training for teachers and providing strategies and resources. (June 20, 2017)
The Legal Landscape for Transgender Students
Schools must consider a patchwork of local, state, and federal policies when determining their obligations to transgender students in areas like access to bathrooms and locker rooms. (August 21, 2017)
5 Things Students Should Know About the First Amendment
Sept. 17 is Constitution Day, but at a time when understanding the U.S. Constitution seems more important than ever, many Americans fall well short of even basic knowledge. (September 15, 2017)
Tweens & Social Media: Online Habits Start Early
The explosion of smartphones and social media apps puts the online world at the fingertips of younger and younger children. Two middle-schoolers tell us how and why they use social media. (June 21, 2017)
In This School District, Health and Wellness Start With Teachers
The North Allegheny School District in Pittsburgh has long focused on the health and wellness of its students. But district leaders noticed some alarming trends in the health of its staff.