Education

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Uncommon pushback

By Russ Pulliam
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Back to School | With a rebellion growing, Common Core no longer looks inevitable

Risks and rewards

By June Cheng
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Back to School | Amid limited resources and a hostile government, a Chinese Christian school movement is growing

Philosophical inoculation

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | The best defense for children against bad ideas, says Jay Richards, is measured exposure

Public school @ home

By Daniel James Devine
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Back to School | Online charter schools are growing, with growing pains

Homeschool debate

Homeschool debate

By Daniel James Devine
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Back to School | How to keep a few bad apples from spoiling the bushel

New Orleans’ charter school experiment

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Nine years ago this month, Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans. Though it brought destruction, it also brought an opportunity for change. In the years…

The WJI alumni association

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Media | Two summers ago I was waiting for pizza in a psychedelic Asheville restaurant, where Alice in Wonderland decor festooned the balcony and great paper animals…

Cities experiment with paying poor students for good grades

Cities experiment with paying poor students for good grades

By Emily Scheie
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Education | High-school students don’t usually see cash rewards for school success until their education helps them secure a job. But New York City and Memphis, Tenn.,

Teachers track student behavior with swipes and clicks

Teachers track student behavior with swipes and clicks

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Parents once relied on parent-teacher conferences or a call from the principal to learn about their children’s conduct in class. Grades record…

Do U.S. history classes really need to teach about Benjamin Franklin?

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Conservatives are calling for the College Board to suspend changes to its Advanced Placement U.S. History course, set to take place for the next school year.

It’s beginning to look a lot like school time

By Marvin Olasky
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Education | Fall school terms start soon, so magazines run lots of education stories. (WORLD’s annual Back-to-School issue will be posted online a week from today.) The

Common reading or early college indoctrination?

By Emily Scheie
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Higher Education | For many undergraduates, the first taste of college-level reading is not Plato or Shakespeare but New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. Many colleges…

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