Winter 2021: Vol. 21, No. 1

President Donald Trump watches as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administers the Constitutional Oath to Amy Coney Barrett on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, after Barrett was confirmed by the Senate earlier in the evening.

A Fertile Period for Education Reform?

The unexpected effects of politics, the pandemic, and racial awakening
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How to Reduce Racial Bias in Grading

New research supports a simple, low-cost teaching tool
Illustration: college student with a letterman jacket that reads "I OWE U"

The Fallacy of Forgiveness

If the feds wipe out student debt, who will benefit most?
Book cover of "Higher Expectations" by Derek Bok.

The Purposes of Higher Education

In Bok’s view, shaping character is paramount
Montana resident Kendra Espinoza poses in front of the white-marble court building with her daughters Naomi (right) and Sarah (left) in Washington, D.C., on January 19, 2020.

A Landmark Ruling for Religious Schools

The future implications of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue

Ban For-Profit Charters?

Campaign issue collides with Covid-era classroom reality
Book cover for "Teaching in the Online Classroom"

A Survival Guide for Distance Teaching

Lessons in “fighting the tide of passivity”

The Rise of Dual Credit

More and more students take college classes while still in high school.That is boosting degree attainment but also raising doubts about rigor.

Charter Schools Show Steeper Upward Trend in Student Achievement than District Schools

First nationwide study of trends shows large gains for African Americans at charters

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