"And then I realized, holy cow, I could teach a course just on beer. And then I said, 'Well, really, I could teach a whole major on beer.' And then I thought, 'Well, I'll just settle for a minor.'"
Beverly Tatum, the outgoing president of Spelman College, explains how schools created for African Americans in the 1800s can help desegregate the rest of the country.
About 70 percent of America's elementary schools still rely on slow Internet connections. But in rural areas, the challenges—and costs—make getting broadband particularly complicated.
Elite private universities aren't even close to the top in a study of whose alumni believe their jobs are making the world a better place.
Looking back on his days in front of a high school classroom, the acclaimed writer shares his views on grammar and explains why discovering great literature is like losing one's virginity.
In a market where jobs are constantly shifting and disappearing, the kind of ultra-specialized training offered by companies like Udacity won't go very far.
When a Delaware school board voted to remove a gay coming-of-age story from a reading list, it raised questions about what limits, if any, should be placed on books recommended for young teenagers.
Most young adults gain only about three pounds during their first year, about the same as those who don't attend college. So why is there such a strong misconception to the contrary?
For many young Syrians displaced by war, there's no going back to school.
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