teaching

How We Condition Boys to Be Brilliant

Three dozen eager students arrive ready to debate in Mr. Green’s sixth-grade honors English class at Mountain Heights Middle School (MHMS), a high-performing, racially and…

History Teachers Are Bringing ‘Bill & Ted’ Into the Classroom

In 2004, Jamie was finishing up her first year as a high school history teacher. There were several days left in her world history course,…

On the Front Lines of the Battle for Better Sex Ed

Throughout most of the 1990s and 2000s, abstinence-only sex education was the most well-funded sex-ed curriculum in the U.S. — even though this type of…

I Was Part of a High School Cheating Mafia

We called ourselves “rats” — a mafia of high school cheaters with various ranks, responsibilities and expertise. Our operation infiltrated every subject, from precalculus and physics to…