Joe Nathan, formerly a Minnesota public school teacher, administrator and PTA president, directs the Center for School Change. Email him at joe [at] centerforschoolchange [dot] org
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How can we help young people think thoughtfully about this year’s vigorous, sometimes bitter election campaigns?
There could be major differences for students and schools, depending on who is elected President. That became clear after reviewing websites of Govern
Remember recess? Was it a relief? Are your memories mostly about fun and games? Or was it sometimes traumatic, with kids picking on you or others? Turns out that
Having marched for civil rights in the 1960s, and having taught government, politics and American history since 1971, I hope we see Minnesota’s better side this fall when we decide about whether to
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Would you find a movie entertaining in which a father repeatedly struck and screamed at his six-year -old daughter? Probably not.
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