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“Ephemera” refers to works or texts that are expected to be short-lived or related to current events. In the case of the Education History 101 blog, this means writing on education in the modern era, including essays on politics, race, gender, assessment, Twitter threads, and more.

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Black History Month

Black History Month

For Black History Month 2017, we highlighted a place or event from history that involved Black educators or provided a brief bio of a Black educator. Some of these names and stories may be new and some may be familiar. All of them, though, deserve to elevated at every...

From Beecher to DeVos and all the Benevolent Sexism In-Between

From Beecher to DeVos and all the Benevolent Sexism In-Between

By the time I finally hit publish on this piece, it’s likely that Betsy DeVos will have been confirmed as our 11th Secretary of Education. Which… grrr. Argh. Grumble. There are lots of reasons people don’t want her confirmed and each group has their own reasons. I was...

Considering grit. Considering Dr. Duckworth.

Considering grit. Considering Dr. Duckworth.

People do not give it credence that a young girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father's blood. But it did happen. I was just 14 years of age when.... True Grit, a novel by Charles Portis was written in 1968. The plot is a pretty basic...

What do you see?

What do you see?

Check out the picture below. What do you notice? What patterns do you see? In the picture, a group of young adults stand in two rows on steps in front of a home. The students in the back appear to be young men and are wearing pants, shirts and vests. They are looking...

Intersection of Women and Leadership in Education

A version of this post was originally published on Education Week's blog The Intersection. The Teacher Wars by Dana Goldstein is hopefully going to be one of those books that all teachers remember reading in their undergrad days. Just like so many leave teacher prep...

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