Challenges Beyond the Classroom: Poverty, Race and Educational Achievement

Levels of educational achievement in the U.S. are deeply connected with race & income levels.

Is Common Core Doomed?

Is there still hope for Common Core Standards? And what will make them effective?
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Does Common Core Math Work?

(This is the first post in a four-part series about Common Core) Why is my kid’s math homework ...

‘Traditional Values’ Meet New Technology in the Home Schooling Movement

Michael W. Apple traces both the growth of home schooling and its related political activism to virtual communities made possible by the Internet.
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Tackling Racism in School Discipline

Skyline High School in Oakland, California addressed serious racial disparities in school discipline, with students leading the way.

The Origins of American Law Schools

When did law schools become a fixture in the training of elite Americans?

What’s the Value of Single-Sex Schools?

Research on the effectiveness of single-sex schools has been mixed.

Rights and Freedom on Campus

There have been a range of debates happening over student rights and freedom.
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The Rise and Fall of “Education for Leisure”

Where did the notion of teaching people how to spend their free time come from, and why did it disappear?

Making College Work for Student-Athletes

What factors might help student-athletes at Division I schools get the most from their years at school?