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Saleem Abbas is the kind of student who sits in the front row. He's the first to try to answer a question. He eagerly repeats the Mandarin expressions that his teacher throws at the class: "Is this your family or not?" he repeats after the teacher. Then: "I have a mother."

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They’re known as ‘Gen Alpha’. The first of America’s newest generation is entering elementary school, and researchers are already guessing how they will revolutionize the classroom.

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Sans Forgetica: A Font To Remember

Oct 6, 2018

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It's been a little more than 20 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was first published in the U.S. In that time, the series has become beloved by many — and sparked controversy among others, often making it onto lists of banned books.

NPR wants to hear from teachers who incorporate Harry Potter into their yearly curriculum. Whether you're just starting out and have loved the books since you were a child or you're a seasoned veteran who has taught about Hogwarts for years, we want to hear about the experiences you've had with your students.

You're reading NPR's weekly roundup of education news.

Report: Most schools now have high-speed internet access

40.7 million students have gained access to high-speed Internet over the last five years. That's according to EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit dedicated to closing the digital divide in American classrooms. There are still 2.3 million students unconnected, according to the group's most recent annual report.

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