Prince Edward County School (AP Photo/Henry Burroughs)

When a Memoir Tells Half the Story: Prince Edward County and School Desegregation

Kristen Green's memoir Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County neglects the broader significance of the county's school desegregation crisis.
Charter Schools

Charter School Networks: How They’re Funded

We look at the role the federal government and private donors play in funding charter school networks.
Children at preschool playing with colorful shapes.

Does Universal Pre-K Help Working Mothers?

Pre-K may help the child, but does it get mothers back to work?
Imprisoned student

Bringing Education to Prisoners

Is there an alternative to the punitive treatment of criminals? We look at the history of correctional education reforms within the American prison system.
Pile of textbooks on a desk

The Racism of History Textbooks

How history textbooks reinforced narratives of racism, and the fight to change those books from the 1940s to the present.
Eugène Durieu - Female portrait

Visual Literacy in the Age of Open Content

We need a visual literacy to help us negotiate new ways of seeing, but also new ways of accessing, manipulating, and reusing visual content.
Student using a cell phone

Should Cell Phones Be Used in the Classroom?

When schools welcome the use of cell phones and other technologies in the classroom.
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MacArthur Foundation Winners’ Work at JSTOR

Articles by three of this year's MacArthur Foundation Fellows.
This is a general view of the main gate to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where scientists developed and tested the first atomic weapon, in Los Alamos, N.M.  (AP Photo)

Los Alamos Had a Secret Library

The Manhattan Project needed an instant library in Los Alamos built from scratch and in secrecy--this is how it was done.

When Academics Become Uncool

A sociologist wonders about the state of being uncool in the discipline and academia in general.