Jamie Gass directs the Center for School Reform at Pioneer Institute, a Boston-based think tank.
Madame Curie became the first woman in Europe to earn a doctorate in physics and the first female professor at France’s Sorbonne University. November is the anniversary of her birth.
Lech Walesa turns 75 in September and 35 years ago won the Nobel Peace Prize. He’s probably the most important labor leader of our era.
As vacation begins, decades of K-12 education research tells us that summertime is when the academic paths of higher- and lower-performing students most radically diverge.
Far too few American kids learn about the world wars, the Marshall Plan, the Cold War, or stellar military leadership.
The Ides of March on March 15, 44 B.C., is among the most important dates in the political history of Western civilization.
Human chattel slavery is found throughout history. The slave trade uniquely embodies Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s view that we all share ‘a single garment of destiny.’
Drawing moral courage from Holocaust survivors, we should hold all education officials accountable for teaching the historic lessons of our civilization.
Only the Bible and Shakespeare have sold more than Dame Agatha Christie. Today would have been her 125th birthday.
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