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How do you tell someone they’re dying?

If the person in front of you doesn’t have long to live, what are the right words to tell them? Chrissie Giles asks doctors how they tackle the hardest conversation.<p>I was 14 when I was told that Dad was dying.<p>At that stage, I knew it was bad, but I still had to figure out exactly what flavour of …

Teachers to the Test

Evaluating educators based on their students' exam scores is misguided and threatens reform efforts.<p>GREAT NECK, N.Y. — On September 2, the day her principal shared each teacher’s annual evaluation, Sheri Lederman came home from work and announced to her husband that she was ready to quit.<p>In the …

Education

Science’s Top Breakthroughs Of 2014

by Michael Keller<p>It’s that season again when we thoughtfully pull off our glasses, put one of the temple tips between our teeth and gaze off into the …

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Why educators say kids shouldn't miss kindergarten

December is a rough month for attendance among kindergarteners at Los Angeles schools where winter sick days and extended family vacations take their …

Teacher: What I don’t have time to do anymore — and what I’d do if I had it

Teachers need a lot of things: more respect, higher salaries, etc. But one teacher says there’s something they need more than anything. Time. This was written by Jake Miller, who teaches seventh-grade U.S. history in Pennsylvania and who has taught several subjects in all grades from sixth through …

Visionary Leaders Share How American Education Can Advance From B- To A+

On April 23, 1635 the Boston Latin School opened as the first public school in America. It brought the promise that education would ignite this emerging concept of a great nation. In fact, 56 alumni of the school were actually signers of the American Constitution. Since then education has …

The Surprising Ways That Chickens Changed the World

Book Talk<p>Civilization was powered by the humble chicken, says author.<p>For most of us, the word "chicken" spells a cold, clammy slab of plastic-wrapped white meat plucked out of the refrigerated section of our local supermarket. But in the ancient world, and in many cultures today, chickens had deep …