Group of young women reading in library of normal school,
Washington, D.C. Library of Congress,

Native American men and a boy posed outside of Carlisle Indian School.

Education in rural school. Williams County, North Dakota.

Questa, New Mexico. Spanish-American students in the grade school

Veazy, Greene County, Georgia.
The one-teacher African American school, south of Greensboro

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Berkowitz Fellowship in History of Education

Jonathan Zimmerman, a professor of the history of education in Penn GSE’s Literacy, Culture, and International Education division, has been named the Judy & Howard Berkowitz Professor in Education. Considered one of the foremost education historians today,...

Canadian History of Education Association 2020 CFP

CALL FOR PAPERS Conference Dates: October 22-25, 2020 Conference Location: Victoria, BC – Laurel Point Inn Deadline for Submissions: March 30th, 2020 Theme: One Hundred Years of Educational Stability and Change, 1920-2020 In 1920, the Canadian Marconi Company station...

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at a town hall meeting Sept. 19 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)   Elizabeth Warren has a personal anecdote that she shares on the campaign trail, about being fired from her teaching...

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