Amanda Ripley


High School Sadism

Jennifer Senior has an entertaining (and deliciously illustrated) piece in New York magazine about the toxic effects of high school.

4th Feb 2013 in Education

Student Surveys: DIY Kit

A handful of teachers and principals have contacted me to say they want to try out the student surveys I wrote about for the Atlantic, and they want to know where to begin.

2nd Nov 2012 in Education

When Kids Grade Teachers

This spring, I watched as a handful of DC Public Schools surveyed their own students about their teachers in a radical departure from normal procedures.

20th Sep 2012 in Education

A Better Way

"[A] wave of teacher unionism that emphasizes collaboration over conflict."

19th Sep 2012 in Education

Old-School Drama

Chicago’s children are trapped in a time warp. In a city where only 6 out of 10 kids graduate from high school, in the richest country in the world, local leaders shut down the schools to fight about who dissed whom first.

17th Sep 2012 in Education

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