Kate Shuster holds a Ph.D. in educational studies from Claremont Graduate University. She is an independent education researcher and evaluator who has worked on multiple studies assessing curricular and co-curricular reforms. Her personal website is at www.kateshuster.com. In addition, Kate is the co-director of the Middle School Public Debate Program (MSPDP), the world’s largest program for debating in the middle grades. She has written 10 books on argument and debate instruction.

Articles by Kate

Speaking of Digital Literacy…

Understanding how the brain processes information can help students unravel the origins of fake news and other mysteries of the internet.

Toward a More Civil Discourse

Civil Discourse in the Classroom offers step-by-step lessons for engaging in effective argument on divisive issues.

How State Standards Represent Indigenous Peoples

In this Q&A blog, education researcher Kate Shuster asks Sarah Shear of Penn State University-Altoona about how indigenous history is taught in U.S. classrooms and why many states’ standards need to be revamped.

Involving Students in School Improvement

How can educators enfranchise student voices for school improvement? A free toolkit—Speak Out, Listen Up!—offers some try-tomorrow strategies.

Five Questions for Stephanie Jones

In this Q&A, Stephanie Jones—a professor of educational theory and practice—answers questions about how socioeconomic class manifests in schools, class-sensitive pedagogy and more.