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How to Teach Kids to Spot Fake News

QUARTZ NEWS | JANUARY 3, 2018

Can you teach students to spot “fake news?” A growing group of educators is trying. This New York City middle school teacher is one of many around the world trying to teach kids to be better at discerning fact from fiction on the internet. Can those skills even be taught?

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Beyond the Stereotypical Image of Young Men of Color

THE ATLANTIC | EDUCATION | JANUARY, 5 2015
By DAVID J. KNIGHT
Minority youth are often portrayed through a distorted lens. But many live counternarratives every day.

Tough as Nails, but Always Ready for a Bearhug

THE NEW YORK TIMES | OCTOBER 24, 2010
By JENNY ANDERSON
It is 8:30 a.m. at De La Salle Academy, a private school in Manhattan for academically talented poor children, and classical music is humming through a boom box that harks back to the 1980s. Children are streaming up four flights of stairs and surrounding the school’s founder and principal, Brother Brian Carty, like moths fluttering around a light. They want to tell him something. They want one of his bearhugs. They want to be in his orbit for a few minutes.

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