Another Crazy Idea that Just Might Totally Improve Education

Giving classroom teachers time to reflect on their craft, offer students meaningful feedback, and plan awesomely grand lessons will require a radical change to the status quo.

Santa’s On Your Coke Bottle, but He’s Not Allowed at School

As a society, we need to make a clear distinction between holidays that are secular and religious celebrations. Read: Santa should be allowed at school.

Boys and Education: What are We Missing?

Mandy Brasher is worried public school may not be the best learning environment for her son, or for boys in general.

The Women Are Smarter. So What?

Are research findings that girls have better grades than boys a challenge to the male ego?

Racial Segregation Returns to US Schools, 60 Years After the Supreme Court Banned it

As the US marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown vs Board of Education ruling, some of the country’s schools remain racially divided.

Arkansas High School Nixes Yearbook Profile of Gay Student

Administrators at a high school in Sheridan, Arkansas are trying to put a stop to a profile on third-year student Taylor Ellis in the school’s yearbook, and it may be because he’s gay.

No Child Left Behind? More Like No Child Left Untested.

Professor Warren Blumenfeld on why we must reform education in the United States.

Replacing Security Guards with the Arts Transforms School

Three years after getting rid of security guards, Orchard Gardens is safer than ever and students are blossoming.

School Suspension, Race and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Are disciplinary actions always fair across different races? Are harsher punishments for minority students perpetuating a school-to-prison pipeline?

Hoop Schemes

Dennis Danziger was a rookie teacher in the inner city. Failing on the job, with students failing in the classroom. Then he found they had one thing in common. Basketball.

There’s a Kid in the South Bronx Who Needs the Library

The NYPL uploads a video catching Colin Powell in a rare emotional display.

A Perfect Test

A San Francisco native travels to the Mississippi Delta for lessons on another America.

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I Regret Finishing High School

Noah Brand’s eccentric mother offered an alternative to his senior year in public high school. He regrets turning her down.