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  1. Four Education Blogs to Explore this Back-to-School Season

    Whether they tackle tough topics or inspire better learning habits, these sites prompt readers to think, question, and engage.

    Diversity
  2. Ten Reasons Why Students Should Read Whole Books over Excerpts

    As the school year is kicking into gear in many countries, Cari White, a librarian in Texas, gives parents and educators 10 reasons to encourage young readers to tackle entire works.

    Books
  3. “These ‘rules’ have shown impressive staying power. From cocktail parties to kitchen tables, these seemingly fascinating bits of grammar trivia have been repeated over and over, in some cases for centuries. Too bad they’re not true.”

    Commentary
  4. The Problem with “Great Schools”

    “Why do ratings in general, and Greatschool.org’s ratings in particular, perpetuate segregation and resource hoarding?” Ali McKay at Integrated Schools take a closer look at the school ratings website, GreatSchools.

    Data
  5. History: the Ghost at the Feast

    “Real life very rarely supplies us with strong, convincing narratives so we create our own in order to give ourselves a sense of purpose and meaning.” Ben Newmark contemplates the teaching of history and creating our own narratives on a personal and larger scale.

    Education
  6. For These Fourth Graders, A Project On Immigration Hits Home

    In Miriam Sicherman’s class, the students interview immigrants about their experiences in coming to America. These oral histories explore complex emotions about new beginnings.

    Education
    Photo by Kimberly M. Wang/Eardog Productions
  7. The Power of Poetry

    “Can anyone have this moment? Or is poetry only for some people — the smartest, the richest, the something-est?” At Nerdy Book Club, K-8 librarian Sarah FitzHenry recounts a school event with poet Kwame Alexander in which students discover the power of poetry.

    Education
    Photo via Nerdy Book Club
  8. Revisiting the Shadow Syllabus: An Education Must-Read by Sonya Huber

    Read Sonya Huber’s “Shadow Syllabus,” a standout post on education from 2014.

    Education
  9. The Artstor Blog

    Artstor’s mission is to promote the use of digital images and media to enhance scholarship and education. On the nonprofit’s blog, you can read news, tips, and discoveries of the art world.

    Art
  10. lauralanni

    Author, professor, and chemist Laura Lanni publishes personal musings and often short yet poignant posts on teaching, writing, motherhood, and more.

    Authors
  11. Scientists Build an Animal Fart Database

    Do animals fart? Why, yes, yes they do, but you might be surprised to learn that some do not! The blog of National Geographic Education compiles teaching ideas and resources around flatulence in the animal kingdom.

    Animals
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. “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
  15. Adventures in Immersion

    On learning to speak French: “When you hear that sweet wobbly French from a tentative little face, the joy is nothing you have to manufacture. They understand! And they are understood. And that’s a beautiful, beautiful thing to share with someone.”

    Language