Computers in the Classroom May Do More Harm Than Good—If They're Overused
New research finds that computers are most effective as teaching tools when used sparingly, and to teach kids at certain ages specific subjects.
Restorative Justice Could Be the Key to Preventing Violence in Schools
Circle up and grab a talking stick—it could save schools from violent outbursts.
Highlighting the Best and the Brightest Can Backfire
Research finds exposing students in a massive open online course to the best of their peers' work lowers their grades and increases dropout rates.
If We Want Better Teachers, We Need Better Incentives
Teachers receive salary and pension benefits later in their careers, which works to the advantage of many, including the unions that lead them, but this rewards structure could be keeping lots of talented individuals out of the classrooms.
Let's Talk About Diversity and Prejudice in America's Public Schools
Teachers and administrators do not talk enough with students about race or the harm caused by racist language. And that allows it to persist unchecked.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Dale J. Stephens, 22, Education
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.