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School Choice and “The Truly Disadvantaged”

Vouchers boost college going, but not for students in greatest need
Book cover of "Let's Be Reasonable" by Jonathan Marks

A More Principled Vision for Higher Learning

Jonathan Marks urges a recommitment to reason
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The Shrinking School Week

Effects of a four-day schedule on student achievement

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Supreme Court Hears Argument in Student Speech Case

“f— school f— softball f— cheer f— everything,” a junior-varsity cheerleader said on Snapchat
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“Reopening Hesitancy” Threatens Fall 2021

"It's been absolutely wrong to keep schools closed."
In this image from video, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, center, is taken into custody as his attorney, Eric Nelson, left, looks on, after the verdicts were read at Chauvin's trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn.

The Tarnished Shield of Qualified Immunity

Cases involving teachers, principals, and school board members have been central to the evolution of a legal doctrine that also often protects abusive police from financial liability.
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A Test for the Test Makers

College Board and ACT move to grow and diversify as the pandemic fuels test-optional admissions trend
Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. stands in front of a class at Edward Hynes Charter School after the school resumed in-person learning in October 2020.

What’s Next in New Orleans

The Louisiana city has the most unusual school system in America. But can the new board of a radically decentralized district handle the latest challenges?
A protester holds an “END QUALIFIED IMMUNITY” sign during a Black Lives Matter protest in Brooklyn, New York, on July 4, 2020.

Schooling Qualified Immunity

Should educators be shielded from civil liability for violating students’ rights?

From the Blog

Worcester Technical High School teacher Louis Desy, right, watches as Zaire Peart, left, holds a flashlight for Kyle Dipilato, who is disassembling a car donated by a local salvage company.

From the College Credentialist Prejudice to Opportunity Pluralism

Preparing youth for jobs and careers after Covid-19
Third grader Madison Cortes, right, reads off math problems to classmates on zoom while teacher Maria Mirkovic looks on at Christa McAuliffe School in Jersey City, N.J., Thursday, April 29, 2021.

Getting Ed-Tech Wrong Would Be a Bitter Pandemic Legacy

Bad ed-tech habits that formed during the shutdown risk compromising instruction and even slowing the return to school next fall.
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Break Up Urban School Districts

Smaller districts would give parents a better shot at prevailing over teachers unions.
Students work together outside Warren Hall at Cornell University.

Lessons Learned from Teaching during the Pandemic

When it comes to remote learning, teacher experience, active learning, and peer interaction can help

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