Students Dip Into Their Data Plans To Get Around College's Yik Yak Ban

Illinois College, a private liberal arts school in Jacksonville, Illinois, banned the social media app Yik Yak from its campus Wi-Fi network weeks ago. But some students are still using it.  The app allows users within a limited geographical radius to post comments anonymously, and then up- or down-vote posts with which they agree or […]

Why Phones Don't Belong in School

A recent Los Angeles Times’ article reveals that teachers across America must compete with students’ phones for attention. Matt Miles, a high school teacher from Fairfax County, Virginia, says the problem is getting worse: “Whereas 5 years ago, I could quietly ask the one rebellious student to put his or her phone away with no […]

A Teacher's Thank You Note to Her Students: What You've Taught Me

When I graduated high school, I wrote letters to certain teachers who had impacted my life. At the time, I was genuinely surprised by their warm, emotional responses; I was just one of hundreds of kids they’d taught — how much could my view of them really have mattered? Today I received a beautiful, disarmingly […]