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Attention-deficit/hyperactivit...

Feb 17, 2017 by

By Amy Ellis Nutt – For the first time, scientists can point to substantial empirical evidence that people with...

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A Hitler Valentine’s Day card ...

Feb 9, 2017 by

  “My love 4 u burns like 6,000 jews,” read the card handed to two students by a member of the College Republicans group...

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Democrats seek to delay confir...

Jan 7, 2017 by

Democrats are pushing to delay next week’s confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education...

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Virtual school operator K12 In...

Dec 16, 2016 by

Virginia-based K12 Inc. is the largest operator of for-profit charter schools in the country and is a national leader in running...

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Teacher to Trump’s education p...

Dec 13, 2016 by

By Valerie Strauss – The selection of Betsy DeVos by President-elect Donald Trump as his education secretary nominee has been...

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Why Americans should not panic...

Dec 7, 2016 by

By Valerie Strauss – Here we go again. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has just released the latest...

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Why my 5-year-old grandson nee...

Dec 4, 2016 by

By Jay Mathews – One of my grandsons participated in a lottery this past spring. No, he didn’t buy a Powerball ticket. He’s...

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Michelle Rhee takes herself ou...

Nov 22, 2016 by

The former D.C. schools chancellor tweeted that she was not pursuing the position. Michelle Rhee, who rose to national prominence as...

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Oberlin College dismisses prof...

Nov 16, 2016 by

The academic had said, among other things, that Jews were behind the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Eight months after the Oberlin College...

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A Holocaust scholar compared D...

Nov 14, 2016 by

Frank Navarro, a high school teacher, was placed on paid leave after a parent complained about his teaching methods. A high school...

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FBI to conduct new investigati...

Oct 28, 2016 by

Election eve announcement could shake campaign The FBI will investigate whether additional classified material is contained in emails...

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1 in 4 U.S. teachers are chron...

Oct 27, 2016 by

Teacher absences, for all sorts of reasons, could be having a negative effect on scholastic achievement. Resource: The Star Urban...

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For the kids of China’s strive...

Sep 10, 2016 by

But no more polo til next summer, now that school’s back. TIANJIN, China — On a hazy summer morning in July, a tiny figure climbed up...

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What’s wrong with U.S. schools...

Aug 27, 2016 by

Sharpen your pencils. By Shepard Barbash – A new school year brings back all the old questions: What’s wrong with our schools?...

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Teachers union blasts Walmart ...

Aug 21, 2016 by

The District union says the Waltons’ charity shortchanges public schools in its donations to charters. Retail giant Walmart is...

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Writing instruction in our sch...

Aug 21, 2016 by

By Jay Mathews – Several years ago, I stopped reading the reports I frequently receive on “the future of education research”...

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The sobering evidence of socia...

Jul 7, 2016 by

Fifty years ago, a study punctured liberal complacency by finding that the home matters more to student achievement than the...

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How some students who refused ...

Jun 16, 2016 by

By Valerie Strauss – What has come to be known as the “opt out” movement has become something of a a force in the education...

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Common Core isn’t preparing st...

Jun 10, 2016 by

By Valerie Strauss – A new report that surveys curriculum nationally and reaches thousands of K-12 and college instructors as...

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Gates Foundation chief admits ...

Jun 3, 2016 by

By Valerie Strauss – Sound familiar? After spending several billion dollars attempting to reform public education over nearly...

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