Florida may get diverse studen...

Jul 5, 2021 by

What undergraduates will say may surprise and enlighten us. Jay Mathews I rejoiced at Florida’s decision to survey college students...

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Howard University’s removal of...

Apr 22, 2021 by

One of America’s greatest Black universities is diminishing the light and wisdom that inspired Frederick Douglass, the Rev....

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Why our many big plans to rais...

Apr 20, 2021 by

By  Jay Mathews April 17, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. EDT As one of our most celebrated education reforms — the Common Core State Standards —...

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Is Congress falling for scheme...

Apr 11, 2021 by

Patriotic scholars differ. I think Americans just don’t like civics. The Civics Secures Democracy Act sounds like what we need. It’s...

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Loudoun County Schools Superin...

Nov 15, 2020 by

Eric Williams, who has held Loudoun’s top job since 2014, will head the Clear Creek Independent School District in Houston. The...

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Is it time to stop segregating...

Oct 17, 2020 by

New York school district limits tracking by perceived ability while parents push back. ITHACA, N.Y. — On a frigid Thursday in...

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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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