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What’s the Best Book You Ever Read for School?

What’s the Best Book You Ever Read for School?

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Those of us who are readers often owe a lot to our teachers. To mark the end of Teacher Appreciation Week, we thought we’d take a moment to reflect on the most influential books we picked up thanks to a teacher who slipped a book into our hands, assigned a particular novel or reached out…
Is the Diversity of Your School Accurately Reflected in Its Promotional Materials?

Is the Diversity of Your School Accurately Reflected in Its Promotional Materials?

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Days before Homecoming Week, the student homecoming committee, tasked with producing the video, posted it online. The outrage was almost instantaneous. Virtually every student in the video was white.This is the story of a video that galvanized and divided a university plagued by a history of racist incidents, as told by the people who saw…
Lesson of the Day: ‘When Can We Go to School?’ Nearly 300 Million Children Are Missing Class.

Lesson of the Day: ‘When Can We Go to School?’ Nearly 300 Million Children...

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Find all our Lessons of the Day here.Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “When Can We Go to School?” Nearly 300 Million Children Are Missing Class, by Vivian Wang and Makiko InoueSince January, we have written lessons for students about the coronavirus outbreak and early efforts to contain it. We published a special guest-authored math lesson to better…
Are You Able to Be Your Whole Self at School?

Are You Able to Be Your Whole Self at School?

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Find all our Student Opinion questions here. Does your school try hard to make students from different backgrounds feel welcome and included? Do your teachers provide space for students to thoughtfully tackle complex issues related to race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality? Do you feel that you’re able to bring your whole self to school? In…
How One School Uses The New York Times Across Its Curriculum

How One School Uses The New York Times Across Its Curriculum

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Often, teachers will write to us about one or two ways they’ve used The Times in their classrooms. But this idea, submitted by Susan Shatford, a library media specialist at Marblehead High School in Marblehead, Mass., is different. It’s not just one lesson or unit, but a comprehensive overview of how The New York Times…
How Is What You Are Studying in School Relevant to Your Life and the Larger World?

How Is What You Are Studying in School Relevant to Your Life and the...

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Or maybe your school offers courses that teach skills, like computer coding, wood shop, music or photography, that build on interests you have always had and like to explore beyond the school day.If so, what have these classes taught you? How have you connected what you learned in them with your real life?If it’s not…
What Students Are Saying About Marriage, Paying for School Lunch, and Saying ‘No’

What Students Are Saying About Marriage, Paying for School Lunch, and Saying ‘No’

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I want to leave my options open. For me personally, marriage isn’t super high on my list but something I’d like to have. Other kids in my generation, including myself, don’t really care too much about marriage right now. Most kids don’t think about the future and would much rather be playing Fortnite or scrolling…
Should Students Get Mental Health Days Off From School?

Should Students Get Mental Health Days Off From School?

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Have you ever felt so overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed that you thought you needed a day off from school to reset? Does your school allow you to take a sick day when you’re feeling mentally unwell? If so, have you ever taken one? If not, do you wish you had the option? Depression and…
Back to School

Back to School

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It’s back-to-school season. How do you feel about the start of a new school year? What are you most looking forward to? What are you nervous about? Tell us in the comments, then read the related article to find some strategies for transitioning back to school. Find many more ways to use our Picture Prompt…
Our 3rd Annual Connections Contest: Link Something You’re Studying in School With the World Today

Our 3rd Annual Connections Contest: Link Something You’re Studying in School With the World...

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Contest Dates: Dec. 5, 2019 - Jan. 14, 2020 So you’re studying the Civil War — or Shakespeare, or evolution, or “The Bluest Eye.” Why? What does it have to do with your life and the lives of those around you? Why should you remember it once you’ve turned in that paper or taken that…

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