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Why Aren’t Yellow School Buses Green?
There is a new push for electric school buses, which would pollute less. But the electric-powered vehicle is actually a very old technology.
Bringing Universal Education to the South
2018 marks the 150th anniversary of a number of constitutional conventions in Southern states during Reconstruction. One lasting achievement was creating universal education systems.
Are Classroom Holiday Parties Constitutional?
Can schools let students and teachers celebrate religions holidays without violating the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause?
The Invention of Middle School
In the 1960s, one scholar writes, there was no grand vision behind the idea of a middle school. The problem that the model sought to solve was segregation.
Does the U.S. Need a Department of Education?
The U.S. Department of Education has been controversial since President Jimmy Carter started it in 1979. Now many are wondering if it needs to exist.
Where American Public Schools Came From
How American public schools came to be taxpayer-funded.
The Problem of School Discipline in the Twenties
Teachers, especially women, faced social pressure in both directions when it came to school discipline in the 1920s.
How Parents Watch Teachers
What parents watch teachers the most? Economic class has a lot to do with report cards.
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.
As schools cut recess from the curriculum, more and more research suggests that it's a vital part of a child's day.
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