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Teaching is already challenging enough without a pandemic shaking up how the classroom operates. As schools reopen, many districts are focused on keeping their staff and students safe from COVID-19. But the pandemic is also taking a toll on teachers’ mental health. 

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"The U.S. doesn't even crack the top 20 when it comes to science education. Countries like Vietnam are way ahead of us. Estonia, way ahead. What you likely haven't heard about is a national program put on by the American Chemical Society. It reaches out to U.S. high school students in schools and in circumstances that we've considered disadvantaged. They gather the brightest, given them mentors and real jobs during the summer... Then they gather them together at the end of the summer to report on what they've learned."

Checkup: Will Schools Start Later For Sleep-Deprived Teens?

Oct 3, 2014
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The American Academy of Pediatrics says too many teens are sleep deprived and one way to fix that problem is to start the school day at 8:30 a.m. or later. Can it be done?

How Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Oct 3, 2014

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Source of Creativity

About Ken Robinson's TED Talk

Sir Ken Robinson makes a case for creating an education system that nurtures — rather than stifles — creativity.

About Ken Robinson