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Putting Tests to the Test

C.B. Gavant

June is a month of frenzied cramming sessions and late nights, as high-school students prepare for their finals. Do these exams actually encourage real learning — or do they just teach kids how to memorize information long enough to get an A?

 

Last Bird in the Nest

Rachel Bachrach

The once lively house has become quiet as the kids have established homes of their own. But it’s not over yet — one child remains. And that brings unique challenges, opportunities, and pleasures for child and parents alike.

 

Short Story: Critical Call

Yitty Honig

According to Mrs. Weinberg, I couldn’t do anything right in the classroom. How would I survive my second year of teaching with her daughter in my class?

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The Slow Death of Europe
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Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
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Good for You
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Unparallel Lives
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Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
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