Autism, diagnosed in nearly 3 percent of kids in some communities, is a public health emergency, writes Ilyse Levine-Kanji. Her eldest son was diagnosed 18 years ago.
As author Anne Mackin watches her son and his European fiancee decide where to live, she wonders how the U.S. can compete with Europe and Canada.
We young people have the potential and desire to create change in our communities, writes Julian Viviescas, a junior at Lowell High School. A bill before the Legislature would make...
Hunger and homelessness prevent thousands of Massachusetts students from completing a college degree, write Sara Goldrick-Rab and Pam Eddinger.
My mother wants to learn a new language, English, and master it, writes Boston student Ardit Brikaj. His essay is featured in a new book about the immigrant experience published...
Most of the up-front costs of free tuition could be covered with the money Uncle Sam currently spends on higher education, writes Rich Barlow.
According to the latest report from Success Boston, more Boston Public Schools graduates are earning college degrees, writes Jacob Murray. But a closer look at the data tells a more...
News reports of Mount Ida’s closure have focused on the business ethics of the acquisition and the academic fate of students, writes Christopher John Stephens. What about the faculty and...
Knowledge of the Holocaust needs to be in service of producing a less fragile democracy, writes Roger Brooks, in which bigotry and hatred are less and less likely.
Too many colleges continue to equate strategic growth and survival with expanding or updating their physical campus, writes Jacob Murray.
A new report finds that many Massachusetts school districts hold kids publicly accountable for unpaid cafeteria bills, a practice known as "lunch shaming."
A Utah law to promote so-called "free-range parenting" only scratches the surface of cultural changes we need to help kids thrive.
Could these parallel movements merge to achieve a greater good?
Teacher Chris Madson did the math: during the school year, students at his Boston public school will “skip” the equivalent of more than 72,000 classes because of cell phone use.
Sustained protest actions like walkouts can ignite real social change, writes Miles Howard.
The president's policies have steadily eroded our government’s ability to safeguard well-being: our air, our education, our housing and our economic prospects, writes Sandro Galea.
Relationships built on trust, not threats, keep schools safe, writes educator Adam Stumacher.
The most powerful lessons about citizenship haven’t occurred in my history courses, writes Mike Kalin, they’ve happened in my English classes, during discussions about literature.
We can better inoculate children against turning to violence by creating schools in which students feel safe and supported, writes Erin Seaton.
The global divide in cancer care is neither inevitable nor insurmountable, writes Ruth Allen.