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Under pressure to earn the high grades and test scores necessary for a coveted spot at a prestigious university, high school students are anxious and exhausted. They’re also missing out on academic experiences that encourage a desire to learn and pursue their passions—the real routes to success, according to Deborah Stipek, dean of the Stanford University School of Education.

Jason Kamras spent years teaching math to middle-school students in the struggling Washington, D.C., public school district, achieving dramatic results in schools that you won’t find on a tourist map. President George W. Bush named him National Teacher of the Year in 2005, and now, as an influential administrator, it’s his job to place a quality teacher in each of the school district’s classrooms.