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A clash between a first-year teacher and a student leads both to learn how their perspectives shape their interactions.
'I'm Tired Of Justifying My Admissions Letter To People'
Some questioned whether Anthony Jack's successes were solely a result of affirmative action policies, rather than hard work.
How Struggling Through Calculus Taught This UMass Professor To Push Her Limits
Catherine McCusker had her sights set on art school. Then she bumped into math teacher Jamil Siddiqui.
Education As A Way To Find Freedom In Prison
Meet José Bou, who went from solitary confinement to college professor and youth mentor.
How 6 Mass. Communities Are Imagining Life Beyond MCAS
They hope tests will remain just as rigorous — and tell teachers and administrators more about how schools are doing.
As Charter Schools Narrow Achievement Gaps, Some Rethink Strict Discipline
Some charters have narrowed the gap between white students and students of color, but often with strict "no excuses" discipline.
WBUR Poll: Most Mass. Voters Would Pay Higher Taxes To Support Local Schools
A clear majority of the state's voters believe Massachusetts public schools need improvement.
Stark, Stubborn 'Achievement Gaps' Persist 25 Years After Education Reform
Tests show wide achievement gaps between white students and low-income and minority students.
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