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Make New Friends But Keep the Old May. 19, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I'm having a hard time trying to keep in touch with my boarding school friends. We went ... Read More

Midlife Learning Disabled May. 18, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

"Did you really just fall out of your chair? In the middle of class? For no reason?" my brother aske... Read More

High Schoolers Can Handle This? Apr. 25, 2019

Lenore Skenazy

High school seniors in suburban Columbus, Ohio, get to take a class that could well be banned on man... Read More

Living With a Fair-Weather Father Figure Apr. 24, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My boyfriend, "Joe," and I have been together for five years. My son (from a previous re... Read More

Leadership -- Not Money -- Is the Answer Mar. 27, 2019

Classic Zig Ziglar

Several years ago, one of the news programs detailed a school in Kansas City that had swimming pools... Read More

'Glide Path' Lands Smoothly on Political Runway Mar. 27, 2019

The Word Guy

On "PBS NewsHour" last month, South Bend, Indiana, mayor and likely presidential candidate Pete Butt... Read More

'Predominately' Makes Purists 'Ant'sy Mar. 20, 2019

The Word Guy

Q: Why do some people use the adverb "predominately" instead of "predominantly"? Is this an accepted... Read More

Your Kid Goes to Yale? So What? Mar. 19, 2019

Dennis Prager

I have told the following to numerous audiences: I'm hardly a Hollywood celebrity, but almost no day... Read More

Response to Bullying Mar. 16, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I work in the summer at an art college, with a program for high schoolers who want to ta... Read More

Hit Pause Button on College Admissions Outrage Mar. 14, 2019

Armstrong Williams

The media is baring its rancid teeth again. We have more people whose lives we can now rip apart. In... Read More

A Better School? Feb. 13, 2019

John Stossel

There must be a better way to keep kids interested in school than drugging them. Today, 1 in 5 scho... Read More

School's In: Why Can't We Be as Mindful as the Brits? Feb. 12, 2019

Energy Express

Brexit is creating a lot of bad press for Britain these days, but here's a recent headline about the... Read More

Not Separate, And Yet Unequal: The Criminalization of Black Children In Public Schools Feb. 07, 2019

Armstrong Williams

By the time the four 12-year-old girls' parents released a letter last Friday detailing the events t... Read More

Comparisons Make Good Kids Feel Insecure Feb. 02, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I consider myself an average to above-average 15-year-old student, as I get mostly B's ... Read More

Catholic Schools Aren't 'Bastions of Bigotry' Feb. 01, 2019

Daily Editorials

Catholic Schools Week comes and goes the last week of January without mention here or fanfare anywhe... Read More

The Dark Place We've Grown Too Accustomed To Jan. 31, 2019

Lenore Skenazy

Professor Jonathan Haidt, co-author of "The Coddling of the American Mind" and one of the three peop... Read More

Don't Be Judgy about 'Backflash' Jan. 23, 2019

The Word Guy

Some random dispatches from the Word Front, including one from the War Front: Flashback to "Backflas... Read More

Teacher Made Serious Error Jan. 18, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I know you are a former teacher and high school principal, so I'm hoping you can help m... Read More

Unlearning What We Learned Jan. 16, 2019

Classic Zig Ziglar

Good News: Anything we have learned can be unlearned. If we've been taught to lie, cheat and steal, ... Read More

What 'Caws'es Us To Say 'Crowbar'? Jan. 16, 2019

The Word Guy

Q. What's the origin of "crowbar"? — Al Cohen, Newington, Connecticut A. A crow, a robin and a... Read More