Students are returning to school, and JSTOR Daily has you covered. We pulled together our favorite JSTOR Daily stories to examine effective study habits, why students need not fear the library, and how American public schooling began in the first place. Browse many more JSTOR Daily stories on education, teaching, and learning here.
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August 10, 2021
As more women went to college, department stores catered to them by setting up pop-up "college shops" every September.
January 5, 2021
A survey course may be the only college-level history course a student takes. Here's an easy way to incorporate fascinating scholarship.
August 5, 2021
Homeschooling has proved to be a valued alternative to the institutional racism often found in the classroom. But it offers something more, too.
October 17, 2020
Given Covid-19, schools have limited options for teaching kids. What’s working and not working in the era of online learning?
September 30, 2020
The Brazilian educator Paulo Freire’s book, first published in English 50 years ago, urges viewing students as interlocutors or partners in the learning process.
September 2, 2020
There’s compelling evidence for stronger student work and more meaningful instruction when grades in K-12 education are eliminated or made unrecognizable.
July 20, 2021
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been a controversial diagnosis since it was first described, back in the 1940s.
July 30, 2021
Survivors of schools in the US spoke with scholars about their experiences of cruelty, neglect, and cultural degradation.
February 15, 2021
Formal education in language and music is important for children, but as one scholar found, so is their own play involving gesture, slang, and pop songs.
November 15, 2020
In Victorian England, reformers thought all children should go to school. That didn't sit well with everyone—and not just kids.
November 7, 2020
Music teachers in the Detroit public schools paved the way for the success of future Motown artists like Smokey Robinson and Mary Wilson of the Supremes.
September 10, 2020
Mental hygiene films of the postwar era gave advice to American teens—and parroted specific cultural values.
April 13, 2020
We will probably remember 2020 as the time when distance education exploded. But the infrastructure that enabled this expansion was years in the making.
October 31, 2019
The framework of school choice imposes a kind of tax, one paid in the time and effort that it imposes on many black parents.
December 23, 2019
Despite deep biases, the early editions of the American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb contain the seeds of a distinct deaf culture.
August 4, 2020
Rosenwald schools, named for a philanthropist, were funded mostly by Black people of the segregated South.
May 18, 2020
When people with opinions and a platform rant about bad grammar, they're not helping, write two English professors.
October 11, 2019
The concept of “Great Books," the historian Tim Lacy explains, developed in the late nineteenth century as an attempt to foster a “democratic culture.”
May 29, 2020
Really, kids, there was a time when lots of grownups thought homework was bad for you.
December 17, 2018
Some teachers are adapting to the internet age by trying to understand the "new literacies" of today's students.
May 6, 2019
Students tend to fill out end-of-year evaluations so as to describe a “narrative of progress.” For teachers, this is fast food of the mind.
April 25, 2019
JSTOR Text Analyzer provides students with an additional resource for finding scholarly material.
April 3, 2019
Minority students in racially isolated schools have drastically less access to critical educational resources.
March 27, 2019
In the wake of the college admissions scandal, scholars go back to the drawing board to answer this most central question.
September 14, 2018
Oberlin College was founded by religious idealists committed to abolitionism and integration. Then public attitudes began to shift.
August 23, 2016
These digital study habits are relatively simple and sustainable, and work for students and parents alike.
April 13, 2016
What is library anxiety? Librarians and experts discuss how technology is changing students' attitudes toward libraries and librarians.
October 19, 2016
Essays filled with "LOL" and emojis? College student writing today actually is longer and contains no more errors than it did in 1917.
June 8, 2016
Psychologist Angela Duckworth argues that students need "grit," or rugged individualism, to succeed. But scholar Anindya Kundu insists there's more to it.
November 9, 2017
November is Academic Writing Month. We’ve gathered six helpful tips for your scholarly writing—with academic citations of course.
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