For years President Andrew Jackson was locked in a battle over Indian lands with a Cherokee chief. NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the history of that rivalry, how it led to the "Trail of Tears" and helped set the stage for the Civil War.
Children learn best when both their parents and teachers support them together. But, according to Harvard professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, the parent-teacher conference is too often an awkward, mutually uncomfortable encounter. She talks about how both parents and teachers can approach this ritual in a more cooperative and effective way.
- Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Author, "The Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn From Each Other" (Random House)
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