Out of the classroom, onto the...

Mar 18, 2020 by

At precisely 9 a.m., high school history teacher Gabriel Elias went live at his dining room table. “Good morning, good morning,...

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290 million students out of sc...

Mar 5, 2020 by

And millions more may be affected. More than 290 million students from prekindergarten through 12th grade globally have had their...

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A middle school requires kids ...

Feb 27, 2020 by

For weeks, 11-year-old Azlyn buzzed with excitement for the Valentine’s Day dance at her Utah middle school. But her enthusiasm waned...

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More than 100 billion pain pil...

Jan 17, 2020 by

New DEA data reveals that 24 billion additional pills than previously known to the public were distributed during the opioid...

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IS EXP...

Jan 3, 2020 by

1.3.20 – Austin American-Statesman – republished from Washington Post “United Methodist Church Is Expected To Split Over Gay...

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Algebra II just doesn’t add up...

Dec 25, 2019 by

Experts say traditional math subjects should yield to new courses on big data. By Jay Mathews – I got an A in algebra II, I...

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Class of 2019 ACT scores show ...

Oct 31, 2019 by

The share of students meeting key benchmarks continued a several-year slide. ACT scores for the high school Class of 2019 show that...

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Betsy DeVos insists public sch...

Oct 26, 2019 by

A scholar of education history explains. By Valerie Strauss – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is fond of saying that public...

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Dear prospective college stude...

Oct 13, 2019 by

Search letters sent by universities won’t buy you love — or a spot in the school of your choice. Jay Mathews – U.S. District...

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Drug dealers are peddling ster...

Sep 16, 2019 by

Drug dealers are turning to Facebook and other popular social media sites to peddle steroids, raising more questions about whether...

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‘No-excuses schools’ make no e...

Aug 5, 2019 by

Once-strict, toe-the-line charters are becoming looser and less predictable. Jay Mathews – Education scholars Joanne Golann and...

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Review: Google Chrome has beco...

Jun 23, 2019 by

  By Geoffrey A. Fowler – You open your browser to look at the web. Do you know who is looking back at you? Over a recent week...

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‘UMUC is not like everybody el...

Jun 17, 2019 by

It has been five years since the University of Maryland University College considered shedding its status as a public institution and...

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The SAT’s new ‘adv...

Jun 9, 2019 by

By George F. Will – The earnest improvers at the College Board, which administers the SAT, should ponder Abraham...

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Useful or foolhardy? New ‘adve...

Jun 2, 2019 by

By Nick Anderson – College admissions testing was long viewed as a great equalizer. All students could aim for a maximum 36 on...

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Abuse of ‘extended time’ on SA...

Mar 29, 2019 by

For Noah Coates, the SAT and ACT were grueling, multiday marathons. The Baltimore County student took each exam in a private room,...

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Trump promises executive order...

Mar 21, 2019 by

A new executive order from the White House will aim to make federal research funding for colleges and universities contingent on...

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Fairfax school district launch...

Mar 21, 2019 by

Fairfax County Public Schools is investigating the system’s seclusion and restraint procedures, following a report that use of the...

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The plot to assassinate George...

Feb 18, 2019 by

It was the opening overture of the Revolutionary War. Boston had ditched its tea, Thomas Jefferson was finishing up the Declaration...

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Federal judge rejects L.A. sch...

Jan 6, 2019 by

With the clock ticking on a strike by teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, a federal judge rejected a bid by...

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