Julia, Sesame Street

Why It Matters That Sesame Street’s Newest Resident Has Autism

Julia, a muppet with autism, is part of an effort to be more inclusive of all children, increasing tolerance through representation.
Bellamy Salute

The Pledge of Allegiance’s Creepy Past

Seventy-four years ago today, lawmakers passed an amendment to the U.S. Flag Code.
Catholic school building

School Choice Since 1800

Donald Trump is putting forward a plan to massively increase the use of public money to pay students’ ...
Little Rock Nine

Little Rock, Then and Now

Segregation and inequality are still major issues in Little Rock today
A teacher meeting a student and his parents

How Parents Watch Teachers

What parents watch teachers the most? Economic class has a lot to do with report cards.
Close-up on a pencil as a student studies

Students Don’t Just Need Grit, They Need Agency

Psychologist Angela Duckworth argues that students need "grit," or rugged individualism, to succeed. But scholar Anindya Kundu insists there's more to it.
How to Prepare Kids to Resolve Online Conflict

Teachers Against Trolls: How to Prepare Kids for Online Conflict

We need to look beyond technology and consider social solutions to engage and disagree constructively online.
A girl studying.

The Real Driver Behind Curbing Population Growth

The solution isn't minimizing poverty or supplying more contraceptives.
Children laying on the floor and reading together

How Segregation Hurts Kids

Educational segregation hurts all kids, white, black, and Hispanic.
Japanese students

Japan, the U.S, and the Perils of International Education Comparisons

Current comparisons of U.S. and Chinese educational systems echo earlier comparisons to Japan.