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Everywhere, like Jerusalem, the ground is burning: On teaching in a time of conflict

  After many years working with educators in conflict zones overseas, the author returned home to find that tensions are soaring in the U.S. as well.   When I lived in Yerevan, Armenia, in the early 2000s, the city was littered with rusted machinery and unfinished apartment buildings, sprawled like dinosaur skeletons across the landscape. …

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