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.
A man in mismatched plaids with a handlebar mustache

When Academics Become Uncool

A sociologist wonders about the state of being uncool in the discipline and academia in general.
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Teaching Kids Their Place

A historical survey of early 20th century teaching finds students being taught their place in the socioeconomic system.
A teacher helps a student in the classroom

White Teachers, Black Students

Perception of black students by their white teachers may be racially biased.
school suspensions and the racial discipline gap

School Suspensions and the Racial Discipline Gap

The racial discipline gap in school suspensions has lasting educational and social effects.