What Students are Forgetting this Summer

The gap between students when it comes to educational achievement may come down to more than schools.
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College Ratings and the Idea of the Liberal Arts

Many political and economic elites view liberal arts degrees as frivolous and want college to focus strictly on preparing graduates to make money.

What Works to Keep Kids in School?

With national graduation rates still low, this article examines the best ways to keep kids in school.
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The History of Graduation Ceremonies and Other School Rituals

Graduation ceremonies and traditions have certainly changed over the past 100 years.

The Value of Women’s Colleges: A View from the 1930s

Sweet Briar College's decision to shut its doors has put a spotlight on the decline of women's colleges.

Digging into Paleoindian History

Readings on the Paleoindian period.

Teaching Facts and Values in Public Schools

For most of the country's history, teaching "moral facts" was the main duty of the public schools.

Fraternities, Sororities, and Racism

Complex racial dynamics affect members of non-white fraternities even when they didn't involve explicit racism.
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Patriotism and History Class

The question of what, exactly, history class is for and what that has to do with patriotism goes back more than a century.
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Can Information Fight Fat?

New FDA regulations requiring prepared food retailers to disclose calorie content are counting on it to fight fat.