What it takes to get from the desert to college
Half a century ago, President Johnson signed a law—now known as No Child Left Behind—that he believed would solve inequality. But achievement gaps have only grown.
The university's decision to offer free rides to students whose annual household incomes are less than $125,000 says a lot about the financial barriers to higher education in the U.S.
The movement to opt out of nationwide exams is gaining traction—and forcing policymakers to rethink the role of such assessments in public education.
A new congressional compromise would remove many of the unpopular law's more onerous provisions but would still rely on frequent testing.
In a system comparable to that in the U.S., rich whites tend to get top spots while the other 5 million students attend for-profit colleges. Now, the government is trying to change things.
Though he believed vocational education was key to empowerment, the former slave's writings offer a reminder that subjects like literature and philosophy are still integral to social mobility.
A new study looks at whether or not a college degree can chip away at income disparities.
Colleges are using new, often bizarre, promotional tactics to boost attendance at unpopular sports events. Now, men’s teams—and even the pros—are resorting to incentives to lure fans.
From ID-card swipes to online discussion forums, administrations are increasingly tracking digital footprints.
If Sabrina Erdely set out to find a story that was emblematic of rape on college campuses, why did she focus on an allegation that would've been unrepresentative even if true?
How a research team at the University of Michigan uses online role-playing to educate and engage the minds of Midwestern schoolchildren
And that may not be such a bad thing after all.
Rampant conspiracies to alter kids' scores, including the one that resulted in the recent conviction of 11 Atlanta educators, attest to the dangers of high-stakes testing.
Here's an uplifting college meme that's right: The person you've become by the time you're 18 matters more than any decision by an admissions board you'll never meet.
A decade after the hurricane, New Orleans' community grapples with the effects of missed schooling and mass displacement.
Test scores at schools in close proximity to the 2002 D.C. sniper attacks suggest that mass shootings can take a heavy toll on kids’ academic performance.
Some argue that gender integration in Greek life is the key to enhancing equity and eliminating sexual violence on campus. Wesleyan University has put this idea into practice.
Washington, D.C., is establishing a campus targeted at the kids who struggle most: black and Latino males. But whether the plan will prove effective—and lawful—is unclear.