Tag: Education

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Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?

A controversial effort divides students by race in order to combat racism.

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Why Are Palo Alto's Kids Killing Themselves?

How one community is struggling to understand and respond to a cluster of suicides.

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The Guardians Who Slumbereth Not

Mel and Norma Gabler of Longview, Texas, want to tell your children what to learn in school.

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A City Run by Children

The theme-park chain where kids learn to pilot a plane, pay taxes, and pretend to be adults.

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How to Be Intoxicated

College is when we first get drunk. Euripides’ The Bacchae can help us learn how to do it right.

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School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson

Michael Brown beat the odds by graduating from high school before his death—odds that remain stacked against black students in St. Louis and the rest of the country.

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The Minister Who Went to Jail for Financial-Aid Fraud

Ozel Clifford Brazil was a respected clergyman who helped thousands of African-American teens go to college. He broke the law to do it.

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The Myth of Chinese Super Schools

What the Chinese education system can teach America about relying on test scores as the main metric of success.

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Teach for America's Next Act

The organization is listening to criticism — and changing.

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Teach for America's Next Act

The organization is listening to criticism — and changing.

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Communion

A story of childhood trouble and minor delinquency.

"None of this, of course, has stopped any of them from pulling the girls’ hair or throwing pencils or losing track of time and getting locked out of school. He looks at the younger one standing there with his hands behind him and gives him a little shove. Everyone grows alert, awaiting the silent war. The boy drops his hands and looks back at him, and then they are all shoving and wrestling (carefully, quietly, so as not to attract attention, holding in their breath) and distracting him from his thoughts. The immediacy of the situation wanes. His father does not arrive. He relaxes, the wrestling over, rolls his foot over the soccer ball. They all stop and pant for a moment. There is still that space–the one in the corner of his brain–and as long as he can see it, he’s not quite safe."