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Helping Students Give Back Before Holiday Fun Begins

Friday, December 26, 2014

It was a good week to get restless students outside, to help and give back a little. Better than trying to make them stay in class as they counted the minutes to winter break. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: National Day of Service

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Since 2009, federal law recognizes September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. We'll take your calls about what kinds of services, volunteering, or ceremonies you take part in to remember the attacks of 9/11.

What do you do to recognize 9/11? Do you lead or participate in a group or family ceremony? Do you volunteer? Call 212-433-9692 with your traditions for September 11 -- or post here!

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Schoolbook

Teachers Trade Ideas on Keeping M.L.K. Fresh

Monday, January 16, 2012

For teachers, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday comes with some heavy challenges. How do you make an annual lesson plan fresh each year, especially one loaded with issues of race and class? Six teachers from different types of schools in New York City discuss how they make the civil rights leader and his legacy meaningful to students today.

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It Took a School to Build a Village School

Friday, September 09, 2011

Students from the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics thought it was hard work to raise $74,000 to build a school in Mali and pay for 13 students to travel there to start the construction. But once there, they wrote, they found themselves laughing, dancing, singing -- and appreciating more than ever the value of an education.

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