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How to Encourage Viewpoint Diversity in Classrooms

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Robert Groven, director of the Minnesota Urban Debate League, has been coaching high school debate competitions for more than 30 years, and he’s noticed a marked shift in student behavior in the past decade or so. During debate exercises, there’s been a “consolidation” around points of view that are more left-leaning, […]

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Readers Respond: Does Fixing the Leaky STEM Pipeline Require Calculus To Adapt?

The need to strengthen the science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) careers pipeline has received renewed interest lately. Whether students can successfully flow through the pipeline to fill vital jobs in the country may have significance for the national interest, according to some observers. So what would it take to make STEM truly open to

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The Role of the Substitute Teacher Needs an Overhaul

Education experts were raising questions and expressing concerns about teaching shortages long before COVID-19 came into the picture, but the pandemic exacerbated the issue. With stressful working conditions, low wages and health risks, many teachers have been making their exit — and with particularly acute shortages for substitute teachers, it’s been tough to find long-term

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