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The lost art of play…

13 Aug

…how overscheduling makes children anxious

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Shut Up About Harvard

4 Apr

A focus on elite schools ignores the issues most college students face.

The Myth of the ‘Miracle School’

30 Aug

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan examines the issues at the heart of the charter-school debate.

Why Summer Vacations Should Be Shorter

23 Aug

For parents, summer break often means expensive extracurriculars and an incredibly inconvenient schedule.

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How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

12 Aug

An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.

Student: I thought the ‘best’ college for me was the most selective.

8 May

I was wrong.

College is not a commodity

30 Apr

What truly makes an education valuable: the effort the student puts into it.