A review of “The Guarded Gate” by Daniel Okrent
How teaching is like playing the piano
“On account of the pestilence that occurred in this year, all the teachers of the boys are dead”
Democratic presidential candidate gave more than $63 million to education causes in 2017, 2018.
Janiyah Davis, meet Landel Shakespeare.
A Rhodes scholar lawyer for the Montana public schools cites himself as definitive proof that they are “great.”
Optional weekend advanced math problems on a fifth-grade blackboard inspire appreciation, and an award, decades later.
“I dream big and I fight hard for kids,” says Sarah Carpenter
“Too many politicians are afraid.” Not Mayor Bloomberg.
“Taught me how to learn.”
Boris Johnson takes a side in the reading wars.
The best defense against recent proposals to ban private schools? A good offense.
“Homework!…The cost-benefit of after-school homework.”
Maybe if these colleges weren’t paying $1,689,651 to the Bidens, they could lower tuition, or would require less taxpayer support, or students wouldn’t have to go so deeply into debt to graduate.
Untangling the Effects of Title IX on Women’s Soccer
A new history is a reminder of Ray Budde’s remarkable achievement
The former Dow Jones CEO and the “Broken Windows” author both were memorable teachers at Harvard Kennedy School.
“There was a high school student, a young woman, here after the event who was crying on my shoulder–crying big tears– because she has had to go through those drills and she is afraid,” Senator Kamala Harris said.
“Twelve years of education is not enough anymore,” Biden said during a midday event on May 13 in Hampton, N.H. He cited his wife, a professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College, as saying, “any country that out-educates us will out compete us.”
A U.S. senator from Colorado, Michael Bennet, announced today that he is running for president.
Reader hours, reporter time disappear into flawed journalistic experiment
Warns “Free” College Is Less Progressive Than It Sounds
Call it the teacher primary.
Teachers across Iran are holding sit-ins in their school principals’ offices to demand better pay, the right to form unions, and the freeing of all jailed teachers’ rights activists.
How One ‘Ordinary’ Brooklyn High School Produced Six Nobel Laureates, a Supreme Court Justice, and Three Senators
The recent death of the distinguished political scientist Sidney Verba will be an occasion to reflect on his contributions to the field of political science and to Harvard University. What caught my eye, though, was where he went to high school.
Bill and Melinda Gates are out with their latest annual letter discussing their philanthropy, and a chunk of it relates to education.
The transcript of President Trump’s State of the Union speech that was released by the White House mysteriously capitalized the phrase “School Choice,” as if it were the title of a law: “To help support working parents, the time has come to pass School Choice for Americans’ children.”