Stories and essays, particularly related to education in the United States, that caught my attention this week. A 🕛 symbol indicates a metered paywall.
Since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999, at least 338,000 🕛 Americans have lived through shootings at their schools—almost half since the attack at Parkland five years ago. Last year was the worst yet.
At Michigan State University, Prof. Marco Díaz-Muñoz described what it was like to have his class on Cuban literature targeted by the gunman who would kill at least two of his students: Arielle Anderson and Alexandria Verner.
Avery Thrush explained why Teach for America made her leave teaching.
Other kinds of schools care about building moral and civic virtue, Johann Neem wrote; what makes a real college education different is its focus on intellectual virtue.
The FBI conducted searches at the University of Delaware as part of its investigation of Joseph Biden’s handling of classified documents.
Phil Murphy, the governor of New Jersey, contrasted his position with that of the Florida governor when announcing 🕛 that 25 public schools in New Jersey will offer AP African American studies next year.
A meta-analysis by researchers in Switzerland and Australia cast doubt on the effectiveness of many “flipped” classrooms.
The chief science officer of the American Psychological Association testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the effects of social media on adolescent development.
Stanford University’s student newspaper reported allegations of research misconduct and a coverup by the current Stanford president when he was an Alzheimer’s researcher in private industry.