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As summer approaches, students, parents and educators kick the school machine into overdrive. The looming final deadline and the promise of summer tap into an intrinsic motivation that some students, especially the procrastinators, come to rely on. It’s the siren call for missing assignments and...

School is a child’s full-time job. There isn’t really a paycheck, of course, but hours are logged, sweat equity is paid, and lessons are learned (sometimes the hard way). Like adults at work, students in today’s traditional school system face a daily grind that can...

Our week culminated in Charleston, where we visited the Slave Mart Museum in the morning. It was a very powerful experience, as the walls are built by the bricks made by slaves. To hear that slaves were sometimes walked more than 20 miles a day...