In classrooms, it’s common for teachers to group kids according to their abilities-- for instance, their reading levels. That’s according to a new study, which also points out that the practice is controversial. Host Ryan Warner talks with CPR's education reporter, Jenny Brundin, about it. They also talk about the shortage of minority teachers and the demise of dodgeball in some schools.

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GROUPING KIDS BY ABILITY
The Resurgence of Ability Grouping and Persistence of Tracking

THE CLASS WHISPERER

The Class Whisperer: How I Learned the Hard Way (To Shut Up And Listen)

TEACHER SCHOOL SURVEY

Report on State of Teacher Preparation

DODGEBALL

School Dodgeball Ban: New Hampshire District Stops 'Human Target' Sports, Citing Bullying
The National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s statement on dodgeball