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Chicago shows that the best way to keep young people out of jail is to make sure they’re staying busy

A graduation ceremony at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School in Bradley, IL. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images


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Educators and parents have let technology solve school in a pandemic. There’s a better way.


The Way We Work Now

‘There’s so much intensity. It’s kind of depressing.’

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We were like cats in the air for a while’

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Nikita, 16, a junior in Milton, Georgia


I finally understand that help is not coming

A mother helping her son study and read.
A mother helping her son study and read.
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MEDIUM RARE

In this week’s digest from the Medium Universe, educators and experts try to wrap their heads around the impending chaos


They may not have a safe back-to-school plan, but darned if they’ll miss this branding opportunity

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Experts fear that without proper funding or precautions, schools will remain ill-equipped to safely reopen to students

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Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of ‘Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?’ on race and identity in adolescence

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Terrorism and gun violence are as much a part of their reality as Snapchat and Insta

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