Education

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In Colorado, The Right to Comprehensive Sex Education

Colorado students are testifying in favor of a bill that would make comprehensive sex education the norm in public schools, but not all parents are happy with the legislation.
An image of high school graduates during a commencement ceremony.

The 21st Century Valedictorian and the Battle for First Place

Choosing a valedictorian has long been a tradition of high school graduation. Due to concerns about student stress, its status is now in question.

In San Diego, Fighting Islamophobia in the Elementary School

San Diego schools are starting early in the fight against Islamophobia.

Betsy DeVos and the Changing Face of Public Education

Betsy DeVos' confirmation as the Secretary of Education has raised questions about whether public schools should be run according to free-market principles.

Move Over, Mercator: World Maps in Boston’s Public Schools

On changing to the Gall-Peters world map projection in Boston's public schools.

Questions of Access as Harvard Law Accepts the GRE

Harvard Law School has decided to accept the GRE, in addition to the LSAT. What are the implications for the school's access and excellence?

Removing Slavery from Textbooks

McGraw-Hill and the Texas textbook controversy brings to light some questions about history. What story are we telling our kids and how does that matter for our nation's consciousness?

The UC Davis Pepper Spray Incident, Revisited

UC Davis is still recovering from a pepper spray incident from the Occupy Movement. How should colleges move forward from police brutality on students?

The Hidden Cost of Free Education

The 2016 presidential campaign has brought free education back into the spotlight as a national issue. What are the hidden consequences or benefits of such proposals?

The Truth about Student Loans

Student loans issued by the government are growing with each year. How does the federal government plan on collecting on these loans if the debtor refuses to pay?