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Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist visits a first-grade class at Penn Elementary School.

Switching sides in the teacher wars

In Rhode Island, Deborah Gist was an education reformer pushing school accountability. Then she came to Oklahoma, where the biggest challenge is getting schools the basics.

High schoolers in a social studies class at Patchogue-Medford work on a lesson about the history of nationalism.

After a hate crime, a town welcomes immigrants into its schools

Patchogue, Long Island, site of a brutal anti-immigrant murder in 2008, has revamped its school programs to better assist young people fleeing violence in Central America

The Thompson family, (from left) Clive, CJ, Christine, Oneita and Timothy, stand in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, where the parents and their two youngest children have been living since August.

Going to school when your family is in hiding from ICE

ICE allowed a Jamaican family to stay in the country for years, then suddenly ordered them deported last summer. Now, as the family seeks sanctuary in a church, the children are struggling to maintain their grades and dreams of college

Schools should not be battlegrounds for Trump’s fake war

Schools bear the brunt of the immigration crisis

Girls Coach Katie Lucky-Heard (left, white shirt) delivered a half-time pep talk to her team. “Tú puedes,” she said. You can do it.

Immigrant students once barred from sports can now play in Louisiana

The state’s athletic association lifts a rule requiring social security numbers after an outcry by educators and activists

To un-muzzle upstart Negros, we need black-owned news media

Mainstream media generally reflects the views of the ruling class

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Students dance during an after school 'Love for Learning' night of activities with parents and children at the Byrd First Class Early Learning Center on February 12, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. The Byrd First Class Early Learning Center houses all of the city's pre-K students in one school.

Bold, progressive ideas aren’t unrealistic

Old-school Democrats should embrace ambitious policies, as the working-class whites they covet do

For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

Students who feel disconnected from their community are more likely to lash out

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