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

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

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.

In San Diego, Fighting Islamophobia in the Elementary School

San Diego schools are starting early in the fight against Islamophobia.
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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.
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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.
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College Admissions and the Ethics of Unfair Advantages

The recent admissions scandal has revealed the unfair advantages that certain people have when applying to school, and what that might mean for the rest of us.
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Summit Learning and Experiments in Education

The use of personalized learning programs in public schools have prompted protests. Are there reasons for concern?
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Banned Books: Why the Restricted Section Is Where Learning Happens

How should we balance the social and educational benefits of controversial literature with the danger it might pose for impressionable young minds?
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The Problem with “Google-Research”

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.
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Blame and Forgiveness in Student Loan Debt

What do Elizabeth Warren's proposed policies regarding student debt relief say about responsibility and fairness?