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Finding flaws in ‘remedial’ ap...

Aug 16, 2017 by

California often launches national trends. This time it’s tackling education inequality, and it could be charting a better path...

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Welcome to orientation, freshm...

Aug 7, 2017 by

Some students heading to college for the first time this fall will be presented with more than just meal plan options and dorm rules,...

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To lure young teachers, rural ...

Jul 14, 2017 by

While they haven’t yet tried a televised draft, a la the “Key & Peele” comedy...

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College after prison? New Loui...

Jul 10, 2017 by

Louisiana is the first state to prohibit public universities from asking applicants about their criminal histories, the latest...

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Ambassadors of smoke

Jul 3, 2017 by

Patrik Jonsson – MEMPHIS, Tenn.—It’s a quiet morning on a crook in the Mississippi River, not too many miles from where...

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Retooling the workforce

Jun 19, 2017 by

Sara Miller Llana – Bilbao, Spain—Koldo Mentxaka was always considered the “brains” in the family. So it was no surprise when...

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Reinventing high school

Jun 9, 2017 by

Textbooks are rare. So are traditional grades. Students progress at their own pace. See how one New Hampshire school is retooling...

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How to end the word gap? Citie...

May 12, 2017 by

  Low-income kids start school with far fewer words than affluent peers. Communities are trying a simple idea to bridge the word gap:...

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The Latin American ‘lab&...

May 3, 2017 by

More than 13 million young women across Latin America are neither employed nor in school. But a new model of coding education hopes...

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Berkeley paradox: Birthplace o...

Apr 26, 2017 by

The uproar over Ann Coulter’s scheduled talk underscores a shift in public understanding about freedom of expression –...

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When a child has no lunch mone...

Apr 24, 2017 by

As so-called lunch-shaming practices come under increasing scrutiny, the search for solutions – both public and private – has...

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Church, state, and school: Wha...

Apr 18, 2017 by

Thirty-eight states have amendments prohibiting state money from going to religious organizations. A Supreme Court case Wednesday,...

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More young Americans want moms...

Apr 17, 2017 by

In the past 20 years, high school seniors have moved toward the view that it’s ideal if mothers can stay home with children –...

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Substitute teacher shortage ad...

Apr 14, 2017 by

‘I’ve never seen it this dire,’ Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie says of the struggle...

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Chicago schools try a new disc...

Apr 13, 2017 by

Chicago public schools are pivoting from heavy reliance on expulsions and suspensions to a focus on social and emotional learning and...

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Without FAFSA simplification t...

Apr 6, 2017 by

  After a security threat spurred the IRS to suspend a tool used in the college financial aid application process, some students...

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Lebanon’s dual approach to Syr...

Apr 5, 2017 by

Nicholas Blanford – Saadnayel, Lebanon—In a quiet field on the outskirts of this Bekaa Valley town, dozens of children under...

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An up-and-coming pianist share...

Apr 3, 2017 by

Jan Lisiecki, age 22, has already performed at Carnegie Hall and recorded several albums. He’s also made humanitarian work a...

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Sober high: How ‘recover...

Apr 2, 2017 by

The specialized high schools, such as one in Brockton, Mass., emphasize overcoming drug-abuse problems as much as they do mastering...

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What does it mean to keep scho...

Mar 31, 2017 by

From Miami to Minneapolis, schools are clarifying procedures to ensure students can access the education they are entitled to by law....

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