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.
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.
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.
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.
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
An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.
Can due process for educators coexist with the ability to terminate abusive or unqualified individuals?
The best education enables artistic voice and creative habits of mind.
At colleges across America, high marks are getting easier and easier to earn—and that might not be a bad thing.
Most of the existing standards for teaching global warming provide little to no direction as to how the controversies should be handled, forcing teachers to devise their own strategies.