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January 5, 2015 6:00 AM

Teachers’ journey to Middle East brings powerful lessons to Kansas City classrooms

With a Fund for Teachers grant, three Alta Vista Charter High School teachers — Jay Pitts-Zevin, Katie Laird and John Kearney — spent time among Israelis and Palestinians to gather compelling experiences to connect with their students in deep and challenging ways. Many of their students are immigrants or the children of immigrants who left homelands in search of better opportunities, scattered with a sense of displacement.

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