Karim Abouelnaga, the founder of Practice Makes Perfect, explains how he became obsessed with the knowledge kids lose during long vacations.
Responding to charges of exploitation, the college-sports body promised big reforms at a Senate hearing. But questions about pay and rights for athletes remain unaddressed.
A hundred years ago, American geography students learned about a world in which "the brown people raise rice," "the black people … have no books," and "the red men are savages."
They spent their early 20s in combat zones. Now they're back in school, struggling to fit in with their peers and figure out the rest of their lives.
Matching up cards and planning the next chess move can help develop a child’s executive function—a set of skills that may be more important for success than IQ points.
The companies that create the most important state and national exams also publish textbooks that contain many of the answers. Unfortunately, low-income school districts can’t afford to buy them.
A TFA volunteer, enchanted by the words of William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams, learns that there's nothing glamorous about everyday struggles in the Mississippi Delta.
A new classroom approach tries to bring more competition into the classroom.
Financial-aid restrictions are woefully out of keeping with the way most students attend school today.
A new report shows that U.S. students' fiscal smarts are falling behind—and raises questions about how to improve financial education in schools.
In his autobiography and in Tom Sawyer, the author skewered the test-centered teaching of his day. It's not hard to imagine what he would have thought about an exam that grades student essays via computer.
It's one thing to draw high-skill, high-wage jobs to a place that has historically lacked opportunities. It's something else altogether to find people qualified to fill them. A local answer to a national question.
With research findings widely available on websites and Twitter feeds, it's easier than ever to oversimplify the results—and risk bringing half-formed ideas into America's classrooms.
The Internet’s power to unbundle content and increase personal choice transformed the music industry—and it’s doing the same thing to higher education.
U.S. classrooms will enter a new era this fall—one in which black, Hispanic, and Asian students form the majority.
The author discovers long-forgotten notes from a sewing class—and a new dimension of the Japanese-American experience.
As they polish their resumes and rack up extracurriculars, today's young people have forgotten how to love, some argue.
Nicholas Dirks drew comparisons between Columbia, Stanford, and the institution he runs.
Don't bother taking away the iPad or setting minimum page counts. Instead, find sneaky ways to leave your children alone with books—and then see what happens.
For at-risk Alaskan students, a seven-week hiking and canoeing program offers the rare chance to experience security, a full stomach, and a positive outlook on the future.
Simple advice from the president of America's most venerable university