What characteristics are unique to essential work and essential workers? What educational roles can we not live without?
Policy decisions and institutional design have a lot to say about the value we place on education and the components we deem necessary for its delivery.
Public officials have described the return to classrooms as an "experiment," but this description fails to appreciate the guidelines for studying protected populations.
There may be no ideal one-size-fits-all solution for schools reopening, but that doesn't mean that all plans are equal.
New legislation has important implications for science education, particularly the presentation of evolution and climate science in public schools. How broadly should religious freedom extend? What is at stake?
The vast difference in states' standards for homeschooling raises troubling questions about children's growth and their prospects of ever developing real autonomy. It also casts doubt on the legitimacy of home-based learning.
Recent censorship in Alabama and Arkansas of a cartoon same-sex marriage in a kids' show on public television raises questions about audience and inclusivity. Who is guilty of "having an agenda?"
What do Elizabeth Warren's proposed policies regarding student debt relief say about responsibility and fairness?
We rely on the internet to get our news and stay informed, but Google searches can be slanted in ways that are hard to detect.
How should we balance the social and educational benefits of controversial literature with the danger it might pose for impressionable young minds?