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New research is finding that the best way to evaluate teacher quality is by asking students a few simple questions.
In New York City, teaching your own kids can make the most sense.
When New Dorp High School was faced with closure, the principal launched a dramatic new writing initiative—one that has become a model for educational reform.
David Coleman is a poetry-loving Rhodes Scholar and former McKinsey consultant whose pending overhaul of the SAT has reignited a national debate over how much we should expect from students and schools.
A visual look at the educational successes and failures of the past year
In a field long dominated by the government and teachers unions, a new generation of activists has stepped up to lobby legislators and drive the conversation.
In Alaska, dwindling reserves forecast a statewide identity crisis.
An island nation confronts rising sea levels—and the related flood of foreign aid.
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Could Gary Johnson’s turn as a pro-legalization Libertarian swing the presidential election?
Twitter, dopamine, and the evolutionary advantages of talking about oneself
How the new gender economics has more and more professional-class women looking at their mates and thinking: How long until I vote you off the island?
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