Two years into their existence, MOOCs haven't stolen students away from brick-and-mortar universities. Instead, they've become a genre of their own.
The "take a book, return a book" boxes are catching in even on places where Kindles and brick-and-mortar books abound.
Karim Abouelnaga, the founder of Practice Makes Perfect, talks about his organization's efforts to help kids retain knowledge during long summer 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.
Parents beware: Children who don't take ownership for their mistakes may grow up to be adults who create public scandals.
After being dropped into a New York City school as a savior, an elite teaching fellow learns what her students actually need.
On evangelical campuses, where codes of conduct prohibit "homosexual behavior," it's becoming more and more difficult to ignore the presence of gay and lesbian students.
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.