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Weekend Reads: A teacher’s take on how teaching can help fix America goes viral

A classroom with green walls and empty desks.
  • Have you heard about Nathan Gibbs-Bowling yet? The Washington state teacher of the year went viral this week. Tacoma News Tribune
  • In a blog post, Gibbs-Bowling diagnoses America’s big problem — most people just don’t care about poor people of color — and offers a solution: stronger teaching, distributed more fairly. A Teacher’s Evolving Mind
  • Go inside a Denver school that successfully employed joy as a tool to turn itself around. Chalkbeat
  • Some teacher turnover boosts student achievement, a new study of D.C.’s schools concludes. The Washington Post
  • School choice is the new normal, and so are the challenges that come with moving away from centralized bureaucracies. Flypaper
  • More schools are teaching students in two languages. Get to know one of them. The Hechinger Report
  • Looking back on the charismatic professor who argued in the early 1900s against teaching math to most kids. The Atlantic
  • Are Detroit’s schools in as singularly bad shape as they seem? A Nashville father sees local parallels. Dad Gone Wild
  • The founder of the Green Dot charter school network might run for mayor of Los Angeles. Los Angeles Times
  • An L.A. teen with immigrant parents and a teacher who treats math class like a varsity sport earned one of just 12 perfect AP Calculus scores last year. Los Angeles Times

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