In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.
Benefits for retirees could ratchet up tuition costs.
The juvenile justice system was designed to “hide youthful errors from the full gaze of the public.” But the extra penalties attached to these sentences have ruined many lives.
Many of the states with the fastest-growing youth populations are also the ones that produce the weakest outcomes for kids.
Today’s college students can’t seem to take a joke.
W. E. B. Du Bois’ 1899 account as a young, black schoolmaster in the South
Nonwhite educators can offer new and valuable perspectives for children of all backgrounds.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan dismisses GOP critics of the Obama administration’s program to reduce recidivism, saying it “doesn’t take a nickel from anybody else.”
Grownups are hitting the books and taking classes just so they can help their kids with their math homework.
Did his policies as governor help or hinder minority students?
What should young children learn about being part of a democracy?
And other insights from a ground-breaking study of how parents impact children’s academic achievement
Forget credit hours—in a quest to cut costs, universities are simply asking students to prove their mastery of a subject.
“Grit,” “mindsets,” and “stereotype threat”: a primer
When a young person dies unexpectedly, his or her family could end up with the burden of paying off student loans. Can that be avoided?
The Obama administration’s plan to offer Pell grants to inmates could test conservative support for criminal-justice reform.
Samuel DuBose’s death at the hands of a university police officer points to problems with piecemeal approaches to reform.
A new video imagines what the world would look like.
Parents and educators at a struggling, racially isolated San Francisco school hope their changing community means better times ahead.
A new study reveals that adolescents—male and female—still largely prefer men in leadership positions.