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Calendar, Night&Day An Education on Education

An Education on Education

The statistics are dire. Nearly one-third of U.S. high school students drop out. And less than one-third of eighth-graders are up to where they should be in reading and math. Kids who live in urban areas and those who come…
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Film, "American Teacher": Matt Damon Sticks Up for Conservatives' Punching Bag

"American Teacher": Matt Damon Sticks Up for Conservatives' Punching Bag

One of the right wing's favorite punching bags — and even, increasingly, the left's — is the teaching profession. Director Vanessa Roth, who co-produced American Teacher with Ninive Calegari and Dave Eggers and scored Matt Damon to narrate, counters the…
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Calendar, Night&Day An Education on Education

An Education on Education

The statistics are dire. Nearly one-third of U.S. high school students drop out. And less than one-third of eighth-graders are up to where they should be in reading and math. Kids who live in urban areas and those who come…
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Calendar, Night&Day Thank a Teacher — If You Can Find One

Thank a Teacher — If You Can Find One

The statistics are dire. Nearly one-third of U.S. high school students drop out. And less than one-third of eighth-graders are up to where they should be in reading and math. Kids who live in urban areas and those who come…
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Calendar, Resolution Guide

Improve Your Karma in the New Year

For many Americans, it takes a tsunami to loosen the strings of their Donna Karan purses and hesitantly pull out a few tattered greens. But here in the Bay Area, the socially conscious are the ruling class, and most of…
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