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

Having an out teacher can significantly affect the school experience for LGBTQ students, yet there are few protections for queer teachers brave enough to be out

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Andy Bramante coaches his students through projects most professionals would never dream of. Here’s his secret.

Photos courtesy of Andy Bramante


As kids prepare for the next mass shooting, experts say high-tech surveillance, tactical gear, and live drills are doing more harm than good

Aug. 16, 2018 — An active shooter drill in a Los Angeles high school. Photo by Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Trust Issues

Journalism experts on the era of ‘fake news’ — and what lies ahead

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