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A Teacher's Quest

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Science  30 Aug 2013:
Vol. 341, Issue 6149, pp. 951-953
DOI: 10.1126/science.341.6149.951

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Steve Robinson, a former university biology professor turned secondary school science teacher turned education policy analyst, has spent his career trying to figure out what it takes to be a great teacher. Last month, at the age of 62, he left an influential position in the Obama administration to teach at a New York City charter school—and to find some answers.