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What do teachers need this school year? Laura McClure from TED-ED resolved to find out.

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It might seem as if our interconnected world is unraveling, if last week’s Brexit vote is anything to go by. But it’s now, says TED curator Chris Anderson, that great ideas can help knit humanity together.

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An advocate for educational video games realizes that our kids might actually learn more from Civilization, Minecraft, Call of Duty and World of Warcraft.

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The book “The Gutsy Girl” opens with an author’s note that starts, “Dear Gutsy Girl” while all of the drawings inside the book feature girls. But that doesn’t mean boys won’t learn anything if they pick up a copy, as author Caroline Paul explains.

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Not a scientist? As David Lang shows, you can still play a meaningful role in solving science’s hardest problems.

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Think about everyday services, and what comes to mind? Probably practical matters: housing, food, health, education. Artist Theaster Gates wants to add a new item to the list. He makes the case for why, really, beauty is the most important basic service.

Linda Cliatt-Wayman has spent her career working in low-income, low-performing schools. She has developed a thick skin and a tough attitude … laced with fierce love for her students. Here, she shares her approach to fixing a broken system and doing right by kids who deserve the best.