Every year, one high-school educator converts his classroom into a totalitarian state to teach George Orwell’s book. This year, the lesson feels different.
The jokes in the HBO comedy may not be all that funny, but the show reveals something raw and authentic about public-school dynamics.
Grappling with the way books make students feel—not just analytical skills—should be part of the high-school English curriculum.
A new book, by Dale Russakoff, examines the pitfalls of Mark Zuckerberg’s generous philanthropic gift to Newark Public Schools.
Why the letter grade should be banned from schools
Public discourse shouldn't focus on what immigrants "take" from America but rather on how they enhance the learning experiences for all the country's children.
High school educators often get in trouble for teaching "promiscuous" literature, but conversations about these texts come with lifelong lessons about relationships and attraction.
The traditional college experience is increasingly available only to a privileged few.
Living away from home gives students a chance to immerse themselves in new academic and social worlds. But that kind of college experience is available only to an increasingly privileged few.
The oft-neglected literary form can help students learn in ways that prose can't.
How teachers can move beyond statements like, “She is a consistently respectful student.”
Higher education should be promoted to all students as an opportunity to experience an intellectual awakening, not just increase their earning power.
And somehow it's made me better at my job.
Social media has helped make young men comfortable with opening up emotionally.