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In Arizona, Accent on the Ridiculous

As if Arizona isn’t already up to its ears in anti-immigrant controversy, the state is now removing teachers who are believed to have too heavy an accent from classes for students still learning English.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010 READ MORE


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Cutting Classes to Cut Costs

Although this might strike the kids involved as a good deal, it’s a definite sign of the times for the adults: A rural Minnesota school district has decided to strike Mondays from the calendar this fall in order to save money, making classes slightly longer on other days to make up the lost time.

Posted on Aug 18, 2008 READ MORE


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Having an Open Attitude to Kids’ Gender Identity

Two private elementary schools in Oakland, Calif., have adapted to a phenomenon known as gender variance?when kids identify as the opposite sex.  Some grow out of it, some don’t, but the schools’ open attitude is meant to bolster self-esteem and avoid the kind of scars that can follow children into adulthood.

Posted on Aug 29, 2006 READ MORE


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