Education Filter
  1. What Is Music For

    Cellist Miranda Wilson on music’s sublime and subversive power, and the importance of music education: “Music is not a daily vitamin or a nasty vegetable that you have to eat before you can have ice cream. Music is worth studying because music is wonderful.”

    Education
  2. The Girl on the Piccadilly Line

    Amsterdam-based Zoë, an award-winning blogger and freelance writer, is originally from the UK. She publishes on education, politics, travel, and other topics.

    Commentary
  3. “We Need to Be Braver”: Voices for Diversity in 2016

    The past year has seen its share of struggles — and of important, tough conversations.

    Autism

    Protesters after a rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo courtesy of NativeinDC, from "We Are What Our Ancestors Prayed For."

  4. We Laughed, We Cried, We Felt: The Posts We Loved in 2016

    Curl up with some tea and a comfy blanket, and revisit our favorite reads.

    Academia
  5. The Rise of the Crowd-Sourced Syllabus

    From the Trump Syllabus 2.0 to the Native Lives Matter Syllabus, crowd-sourced syllabi have popped up as resources for educators and readers looking for background about complex current events.

    Academia
  6. An Open Apology To Dolly Parton 

    In a post that has gone viral instantly, author, editor, and book-loving mother Amy Rawe writes an ode to Dolly Parton’s community work and philanthropy, especially her efforts to promote childhood literacy.

    Books
    Image by Linda Stanley (CC BY 2.0)
  7. Simple Scimum

    How are jellyfish born? Why does exercise hurt? Next time your (or someone else’s) curious kid stumps you with a science-related question, head to Simple Scimum for accessible, thoughtful explanations.

    Education
  8. “It’s easy to think of our work in universities as indulgent when so many lives are at stake, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Universities, when done right, can be crucibles of equality.”

    Academia
  9. Standing Rock Syllabus

    Compiled by a group of Indigenous scholars and activists and settler/POC supporters, the #StandingRockSyllabus gathers reading material on #NoDAPL, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and Indigenous history in the United States in general.

    Current Events
  10. Academia, Love Me Back

    “There are students who will be assumed capable without the need to list their credentials in the beginning of a reflective piece. How many degrees do I need for someone to believe I am an academic?” After receiving feedback on a paper, Tiffany Martínez reflects on her work and place in academia.

    Academia
  11. NEA Today

    NEA Today is the main news site of the National Education Association, where you’ll find stories and features on teaching in 21st-century America, told from a wide variety of perspectives.

    Academia
    Image by Max Klingensmith (CC BY-ND 2.0)
  12. “Even now, there are still so many teachers around me who have no idea of the struggle we are engaged in for the future of public education. They are content to close their classroom doors and shut it all out.”

    Education
  13. Everyday Boston

    Everyday Boston is a multi-media project that breaks stereotypes by using stories to connect people.

    Diversity
  14. Piquing Curiosity: The Blog of National Geographic Education

    The National Geographic Education blog is a resource for educators, offering ways to incorporate ideas into the classroom.

    Education
    Photo courtesy of National Geographic Education.
  15. Rebecca Schuman on the End of American Academia: “There Is Absolutely No Hope.”

    College campuses are once again humming with life — what better time to revisit our Q&A with writer and blogger Rebecca Schuman, an outspoken critic of the American university?

    Academia