Remembering the Legislation That Kept Northern Schools Segregated
The Milliken v. Bradley ruling sanctioned a form of segregation that has allowed suburbs to escape being included in court-ordered desegregation and busing plans with nearby cities.
The True Story of the Nigerian Schoolgirls Who Survived Boko Haram
Isha Sesay's new book gives a full and harrowing account of what happened to the 276 girls kidnapped by the jihadist group.
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.
Women Perform Better on Tests When Rooms Are Warmer
For female students, higher room temperatures mean higher scores.
Middle Schoolers Have the Power to Shift Conservative Parents' Views on Climate Change
New research finds that, after middle schoolers completed a climate change curriculum, their parents became more concerned about the phenomenon.
How California Is Making Up for 20 Years of English-Only Education
Half of California's children come from immigrant families, and educating them well is crucial to the state's future. New programs in Fresno offer reasons for hope.
Elizabeth Warren's College-Debt Plan Is Also a Blueprint for Addressing Racial Inequality
Progressives often debate whether universal or targeted policies are best suited to create a more equal society. Warren's college plan brilliantly combines them both.
Participation in the Arts Raises Kids' Self-Esteem
New research finds particularly positive results when parents and kids work on a creative project together.
Why Gen Z Isn't Content With Traditional Museum-Viewing
Social institutions that nourish the arts need to offer young people aesthetic experiences that reflect their lived experiences.
How We Can Teach Gen Z a Better Kind of Media Literacy
Young people's ability to navigate the Internet can be summed up in one word: bleak.
Are We Pushing Students Toward the Wrong Kinds of Success?
There's a clear need to rethink what "impact" means, given the concept's distorting effect on students' priorities and ethics.
Pop-Up Classes: How Schools are Shifting to Teach Gen Z in Real Time
With a nimbler approach to the curriculum, we can help this generation develop their ideals into real-world solutions.
'Nesting' and 'Blending': How Gen Z Approaches Study and Work
Libraries have changed from a silent space to a community hub that hosts all kinds of activities.
Future Generations Will Suffer If We Don't Solve Unequal Access to Tech
The people designing the world's technology should reflect the diversity of those using it.
When Universities Shortchange Grad Students, Undergrads Suffer Too
A new report highlights gross inequities in health coverage for grad students—and a lack of access to mental-health resources more generally.
How Arts Can Help Struggling Science Students Do Better
A new study finds that incorporating music and drawing during lessons can help kids retain what they've learned.
South Dakota Banned the Teaching of Gender Dysphoria in Public Schools
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Human Rights Campaign have spoken out against the South Dakota bill, arguing that it would further stigmatize transgender youth
Viewfinder: Dancing to Protest for Education in Chile
Students dance in front of riot police as they march to protest against the slowness in the progress of the Chilean education reform in Santiago on April 19th, 2018.
The Week in Photos: From Global Celebrations of World Water Day to Pro-Abortion Protests in Poland
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
The Department of Education Is Pulling the Rug Out From Under Student Parents
The Trump administration has quietly removed CCAMPIS, a childcare subsidy for student parents attending college, from its 2018 budget. Over one million student parents' ability to afford childcare hangs in the balance.
Democratic Senators Call for Anti-Bullying Plan From Department of Education
The letter arrives as the White House is promoting First Lady Melania Trump's anti-bullying campaign for its "Week of Inclusion" event.