Reading and interpretation should be contested ground, writes Alex Green. Reading is, after all, the foundation for the ideas that forge the conditions for a just society.
I vote for replicating and improving such a promising experiment, writes Joelle Renstrom, until the opportunities charter schools provide are available to all who want or need them.
Opening more charter schools without significantly increasing funding, writes Nancy Grossman, will necessarily mean that many community schools will have to close or survive as thin shadows of their former selves.
If we care about inequality as much as we claim, writes Rich Barlow, we should approve the ballot question.
We sent our four oldest kids to local public schools. Then along came our fifth child.
As her son goes off to college, Caitrin Lynch struggles to find the balance between her involvement and his independence.
Mike Kalin vowed to never insert his opinions when discussing current affairs in his classes. But the ascendancy of Donald Trump has challenged this commitment.
The toys we offer children signify the sort of world they’re entering, writes Rebecca Givens Rolland.
The mayor of Philadelphia nixed the schoolmarm routine and touted the tax as a way to raise $91 million annually toward universal pre-kindergarten.
We need to teach our daughters and our sons that consent is sacrosanct. That there are consequences to violating it.
It's time to shift our focus away from repairing broken adults to building strong children.
In an effort to root out single gender organizations, Harvard deals a blow to its students' civil liberties.
The students at UMass remind us that sustaining our democracy requires active participation.
Thousands of teens who live nowhere near their school rise as early as 5:30 in the morning in order to get to school on time.
Today, as ever, even the most accomplished female academics face sexism.
Free public university tuition would combat inequality, boosting job prospects and lifetime earnings for the have-nots, if we did it right.
Kindergartners and preschoolers are counting on us to help them do and be their best. Ending suspensions is a vital step, but it’s just the beginning.
Why should GE be allowed to play by a different set of rules than every other business in Massachusetts?
What should a young writer do when her creative writing program is filled with jerks and naysayers?
Touching our souls means wrestling with what makes us uncomfortable. My wrestling mat is a blank page and a pencil.