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LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. Phil Long/AP

Why LeBron James’ I Promise School should be more like LeBron and not shy away from issues of race

In order to be successful, the I Promise Academy needs to confront issues of race – much like LeBron James himself, who launched the school amid great fanfare in 2018, an education scholar argues.
Third-grader Tanitoluwa Adewumi was crowned as a New York State Scholastic chess champion on March 10. GoFundMe

A chess program helped this 8-year-old raise $240,000 and get his family out of a homeless shelter – here’s what to look for in a chess program for your child

For 8-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi, a chess program ended up being a ticket out of a homeless shelter. A chess education expert explains what to look for in a chess program for your child.
Textbooks often do a poor job when it comes to teaching students about slavery in the U.S. Dusan Pavlic from www.shutterstock.com

3 ways to improve education about slavery in the US

A former social studies teacher lists three ways educators and others can better understand the difficult subject of slavery in the US, including a way to hear directly from freed slaves themselves.
Los Angeles teachers are striking after contract negotiations failed in the nation’s second-largest school district. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP

3 reasons to pay attention to the LA teacher strike

The teachers strike in Los Angeles is the first big one of 2019, but likely not the last. An education scholar says low teacher pay and inadequate public school funding will likely spur more strikes.

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