Living away from home gives students a chance to immerse themselves in new academic and social worlds. But that kind of college experience is available only to an increasingly privileged few.
Joie de vivre and the case for the "hard student."
Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks French after a summer of intensive language study.
In an era of rising academic standards, more kids than ever will struggle and fail. But research suggests new ways to help them thrive in the face of adversity.
Healthcare has its critics, but few of them are calling for doctors to be replaced. Education is different—and as a new book reveals, it has been throughout U.S. history.
A new report shows that kids who are chronically absent tend to have poor exam performance. But cracking down on truancy may not solve the problem.
How the slob you were paired with freshman year will influence your figure, your mental health, and other casualties of college
As they teach the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, instructors have to point out underlying assumptions—starting with their own.
A crowdsourced syllabus about race, African American history, civil rights, and policing
A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says delaying the day may help teens get more rest.
New polling data reveals significant opposition to the curriculum standards.
A new study shows the changing demographics in American education.
In this hand-drawn animation, a college graduate explains why she chose her major—and what it taught her about herself.
William Deresiewicz explains how an elite education can lead to a cycle of grandiosity and depression.
For people born after 1960, having a college degree doesn't cause religious disaffiliation—young, highly educated people are more likely to identify with a faith, according to a new study.
Mastering the craft demands time to collaborate—just what American schools don't provide.
Why low completion rates may not matter
"Why would someone pay $50,000 or $60,000 a year for a private university when they can dial up TED Talks?"