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Why School Is Boring
The average student is bored about 1/3 of the time. But that might have more to do with the kids' temperaments than with school itself.
How High School Reunions Connect Us With the Past
High school reunions have become an important part of managing and presenting identity, as these scholars and poets consider.
What Should Schools Teach?
American schools produce graduates that have learned to memorize facts, but lack direction in ethics, social skills, adaptability, or knowing how to be happy.
The Activist Students of 1960s East Los Angeles
Over a week and a half starting on March 1st, 1968, more than 10,000 students in mostly Chicano schools took part in what became known as the East Los Angeles School Blowouts.
Are Classroom Holiday Parties Constitutional?
Can schools let students and teachers celebrate religions holidays without violating the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause?
One Weird Trick for Raising Teachers’ Credentials
What's behind a drop in secondary school teachers' credentials? The profession has widened, but neither the its prestige, nor its pay has kept up.
Do Corporations Belong in Our Classrooms?
Google is making forays into American classrooms with their technology. Research looks at the case of Channel One school television for context.
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.
The High School of the Future (in 1917)
In 1917, a Progressive education reformer surveyed the high school landscape and looked to the future. His grand plans still haven’t come to fruition.
School Choice Since 1800
Donald Trump is putting forward a plan to massively increase the use of public money to pay students’ ...