Mentor Public Schools in Ohio are using a unique approach to bullying and mentorship as part of a nationwide program in partnership with the nonprofit Stick Together, and companies Duct Tape and Avon.
Reflecting on Black History Month, Shontoria Walker says, “my schoolhouse was my family” and that this community inspired her. Now, as an English teacher at KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys, she is inspiring the next generation of students. Shontoria Walker had teachers who looked like her—as did the
Efforts in a South Carolina school to broach sexual assault and other sensitive subjects with students is meeting resistance from some parents who believe the discussions are better left at home.
JoLane Middle School student Marin Gray recently won $1,000 in the VFW Patriot’s Pen statewide essay contest, and the Oregon 13-year-old’s first instinct was to give something back to veterans.
The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) predicted a day when it would be impossible to say, “Thou shalt not.” In late-modern North America, we are fast approaching that day. To the degree that this is true, it will influence how we think about and engage in character formation.
At their core, the Olympics are a testament to the competitive spirit. However, amidst all of the celebration surrounding individual and team triumphs currently underway in Pyeongchang, American luger Chris Mazdzer has revealed that generosity and friendship also have a role to play in the proceedings.
How big-hearted kids are responding to the national cafeteria debt problem
Education research is revealing the troubling reasons why rural students are less likely to go to college, but some schools are banding together to buck the trend.
Fresno State University senior Jasmine Castillo started a tradition for her 21st birthday, and it’s since turned into a family affair that’s also inspired her 7-year-old sister to serve.
Montana’s rural school districts are struggling to recruit and retain teachers, but administrators from small schools are pitching the benefits of a more intimate school culture to appeal to potential hires.
Emboldening teacher preparation culture
David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times, discussed life in the context of a high school cafeteria at a School Leaders Roundtable at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture in March 2017.