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The Lyons Danse macabre at the Princeton University library, one of two surviving copies, contains the earliest depiction of a printing shop: one skeleton of death seizes the surprised compositor, another the pressman, and another, in adjacent scene, a dismayed bookseller standing at his counter.

Will ChatGPT Unflip the Classroom?

Teachers must ensure students are learning—and not just outsourcing tasks to artificial intelligence
Hand writing out Pythagoras Theorem on chalkboard

ChatGPT Is Not Ready to Teach Geometry (Yet)

The viral chatbot is often wrong, but never in doubt. Educators need to tread carefully.
A security camera mounted on a wall

Cameras in the Classroom

Iowa, Florida lawmakers introduce bills
Third-grade teacher Cara Denison manages students in person and remotely, simultaneously, at Rogers International School in Stamford, Connecticut.

Make Transparency the Pandemic’s Educational Legacy

Zoom classes and cameras in hybrid classrooms allow parents to appreciate terrific teachers, see what a child is learning, and intervene when necessary.
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Social Media’s Like Tossing a ’Tween the Keys to a Harley

"Schools would benefit from thinking about social media not as a few apps embedded in a ’tween’s phone but as sophisticated, double-edged tools."
Screenshot of ST Math game

What It Takes to Actually Improve Math Education

Repetitive practice lies at the heart of mastery of almost every discipline, and mathematics is no exception.
Painting of Philip II of Spain

Put Students, Not Screens, at the Center of Post-Pandemic Learning

Online education has a place, but meaningful in-person interactions build the best connections

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