Education

Cristen was homeschooled. What was that like? Why and how do people homeschool their kids? Is homeschooling as effective as traditional schooling? Listen in for the answers to these questions and more in this podcast.

Does "the talk" make a difference in teen sexual behavior? Is it true that 40 percent of adolescents get "the talk" after they've already engaged in sexual intercourse? How should parents talk about sex with LGBT youth? Tune in for more with Cristen and Caroline.

In this episode, Caroline and Cristen look back on the history of U.S. public education and the Progressive Era. PTA began with the 1897 formation of the National Congress of Mothers. So what's the difference between the PTA and PTOs? Tune in to find out.

The origin of spring break dates back to a Colgate University swim coach, and Fort Lauderdale was the first spring break capitol. Tune in to learn more about spring break, along with the relationship between spring break and sexual health.

In the second part of this series, Cristen and Caroline explore the differences between comprehensive and abstinence-only sex ed. Does abstinence-only sex ed work? How is sex ed handled at home? Listen in for the answers to these questions and more.

Sex education is controversial in U.S. schools, but how did it begin? In this episode, Caroline and Cristen delve into the history of U.S. sex education, tracing the emergence of abstinence-only sex education and the federal cost of these programs.

In this episode, Molly and Cristen explore the surprisingly feminist origins and history of Home Economics, an academic discipline that's often referred to as Family and Consumer Sciences today.

Blaming Gender: 5 Reasons Boys Are Slipping in School

Canada and the United States share are common problem in schools these days. While girls are excelling like never before, the boys are falling behind. Educators have been tackling this issue for years now, even testing out sex-segregated classrooms to find out whether tailoring teaching to gender is more effective. Male students typically lag in overall grades and reading in particular (a learning gap that emerged in the early '90s).

Inspired by the Stuff You Should Know guys' recent podcasts on Cooperative for Education and breaking the cycle of poverty in Guatemala, Molly and Cristen explore why education is so important in Guatemala -- especially for girls.