Our reporters reflect on the words and ideas that resonated with them in 2019.
Controversies over minor changes show how invested parents are in the end-of-year school calendar.
The Hawaiian language nearly went extinct. Now it’s being taught in dozens of immersion schools.
There’s no such thing as a dumb question.
Some schools rent out their facilities, bringing in extra revenue during a time of widespread budgetary woes.
The annual cost of attending several selective universities is slated to reach $100,000 within a few years.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Schools have been on a mission to reinvent campus libraries—even though students just want the basics.
For the past two years, Moxie has been invading classrooms and riding around Kenyon College atop students’ backpacks.
The distance can actually strengthen the bond.
Meant to be welcoming, such events can make solo parents feel isolated.
A university’s roster of new students is a time capsule of popular baby names from 18 years earlier, with telling variations reflecting the school’s particularities.
The Education Department’s record-high fine against MSU underscores the extent to which the university botched its handling of various sexual-abuse scandals.
Amid tightening immigration restrictions, higher-education institutions find themselves swamped with paperwork.
At a time when Americans are yearning for closeness, such gatherings are popular across generations.
The slightly longer mattress is a compromise between schools’ economic needs and students’ physical ones.
Though many new students want to choose for themselves, schools prefer to use dorms as a way to introduce young adults to new perspectives.
High-profile massacres have created ambient, worsening anxiety about gun violence on K–12 campuses.
Teachers are suing the government over debt relief that never came—but their financial problems go much deeper than student loans.
Yankton College no longer exists. But it’s not fully dead either.