History Stories
CATEGORY: Education
Teddy Roosevelt’s Bold (But Doomed) Battle to Change American Spelling
March 9, 2018

The 26th president found that simplifying the language was anything but simple. Read More

Nine of the Most Collectible School Lunch Boxes, 1935 to Now
September 7, 2017

Iconic school lunchboxes through the ages. Read More

In Early 1800s American Classrooms, Students Governed Themselves
September 6, 2017

That hall monitor used to be much more powerful. Read More

The Hottest Social Scene in the 19th-Century American South
August 11, 2017

Singing schools are obsolete now, but they provided a rare chance to loosen up, socialize and learn something about music Read More

After 155 Years, It’s the End of an Era at Cooper Union
April 24, 2013

One of the nation’s most celebrated schools has announced a controversial change to its tuition structure. Read More