education

An FN Five-seven pistol similar to that used by Nidal Malik Hasan in the 2009 Fort Hood Shooting. (Photo from Wikipedia)

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Do foreigners still see America as the land of opportunity — or as the land of gun violence?

Children's Alliance (Image courtesy Meizhu Lui)

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The first steps toward ensuring success for children of color are some uncomfortable conversations about racial inequailty

Two students. (Photo by Allison Reibel)

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Has fierce competition pushed Chinese kids to the brink?

A portrait of President Bashar al-Assad looms behind a young Syrian at a Damascus intersection in 2010. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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“Let’s talk about the holocaust,” my Syrian Civic Education teacher said one morning back in 2010 — to an unusually full and hushed classroom. “The...

Mailarie Muñoz, age 16 (center) and Jennifer Bravo, age 16 (right), during the intermediate Mariachi class program at Wenatchee High School. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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A high-school program called Mariachi Huenachi in Wenatchee is not only producing fine music, it’s helping students do better in school.