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Tax Tenure?

Unionized teachers are pouring money into a campaign to impose a new tax on millionaires in Massachusetts. They might want to be careful.

Different Friendships Count

A pandemic back-to-school reminder
Shane Lemieux, a offensive tackle for the West Valley High School Rams varsity football team and 17-year-old native of Yakima, Wash., dons his helmet before a game against the Wenatchee High School Panthers at West Valley High School in Yakima, Wash., Oct. 31, 2014.

Would High School Football Be Safer Without Helmets?

Players wouldn't use their heads as weapons, the argument goes.
Banner for "Charting New Terrain" conference

Conference at Harvard and Online, September 22-23, Will Examine New Educational Models

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle-Sears is keynote speaker
Governor Lamont, a Democrat, has condemned the reported statements and called for an investigation.

“If they’re Catholic? Conservative. . . . You don’t hire them.”

Assistant principal of Connecticut public school is put on leave after undercover taping
Youngsters enter the first new Catholic school built in Baltimore in roughly 60 years with a mix of enthusiasm and first-day-back jitters, Monday Aug. 30, 2021.

Private Schools Are Rebounding — But Can It Last?

Probably not without more government help with tuition
First Lady Jill Biden speaks

Biden’s Next Bad Idea for Higher Education

Student loan cancellation is a stop on the path to “free” community college
Cover of Class Dismissed by Kevin McIntosh

A Veteran Teacher Pens a Not-Your-Typical Novel About Schools. And That’s a Good Thing

The characters are more richly drawn than is usual in novels about education

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