In America, more and more universities are imposing strict grading curves or abolishing grades altogether. The UK takes an entirely different approach, and it's working.
No law school beats Harvard. No degree beats Petroleum Engineering. And if money is truly your only object, consider grad school in California.
When a New Hampshire district found itself struggling with low test scores and high turnover, it made a radical decision: Flip the traditional model and let kids take over the classrooms.
The state has appointed a review panel and is inviting the public to make recommendations. But how much are the standards really likely to change?
Beef-loving Nebraskan kids are warming to veggie burgers and carrot sticks. Can the rest of the nation follow?
The near future as imagined by observers of California's new affirmative-consent law.
America and Americans in the active, not passive, mode
In his efforts to improve his district, John Deasy took risks and made impressive gains. He also made mistakes and earned some enemies along the way.
At a Pennsylvania high school newspaper, editors refused to print the name of the school's sports team: the Redskins. The principal was not impressed.
According to a new initiative, launched at the White House on Thursday, the "word gap" that afflicts low-income children needs to be addressed with the same passion as child hunger.
In Columbus, Ohio, an innovative school has patched together state funds, work study, and grants to give at-risk kids a high-quality education.
Ezra Klein expresses hope for "a haze of fear and confusion" on college campuses and "a cold spike of fear" in college men.
A collection of the university's law school professors say the school's new sexual harassment policies "lack the most basic elements of fairness and due process."
A new study suggests that a simple getting-to-know-you exercise might improve classroom relationships and even close the achievement gap.
Putting controversy around the holiday's name in perspective
A program called the Free-Range Kids Project is trying to help parents loosen their grip and raise more independent children.
In schools across the country enrollment figures keep rising—but space is at a premium.
While the public remains divided on the new standards, educators are increasingly optimistic.
It is one thing to understand someone whom you know and speak with regularly. It's still another to understand a stranger.
As the Common Core standards change what students need to know, some schools are hiring in-house specialists.
Outsourcing menial tasks to machines can seem liberating, but it may be robbing a whole generation of certain basic mental abilities.