Never before has the Cabinet position aroused so much controversy. Could her confirmation be a boon for schools?
Ten concepts that gained lots of traction under the Obama administration
Trump’s pick for education secretary was slammed for her failure to differentiate between growth and proficiency in response to a question from Senator Al Franken. Here’s how the states currently measure achievement.
A new lawsuit accuses the Bureau of Indian Education of repeatedly failing to improve the learning environment at Havasupai Elementary School.
The playwright and professor Anna Deavere Smith explored the link between schools and incarceration in her one-woman show Notes From the Field.
Late-night hosts including John Oliver and Samantha Bee devoted air time to school-related issues this year, pushing the topics into mainstream conversation.
Take a stroll down memory lane, a scroll through some #TBTs, or whatever the school kids are calling a throwback these days. Here are our favorite education stories The Atlantic published this year.
Parents of all income and education levels are spending more time promoting their kids’ development—yet socioeconomic gaps in childrearing behavior are growing.
Many teachers are using the election and its outcome to explain America's history and politics to students.
Teachers comforted scared students and reassured others that they wouldn’t be ostracized for supporting the president-elect.
And why it’s endangered
A new study explores how children develop a preference for equality and fairness—research that seems relevant as America prepares to elect its next president.
Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency introduces a new challenge for teachers.
Ta-Nehisi Coates talks with the presidents of Harvard and Georgetown about the ways higher-education institutions are acknowledging their histories of slavery and discrimination.
U.S. Education Secretary John King is calling for programs that largely leave it up to parents to desegregate schools. Will that suffice?
The U.S. government is currently placing the burden of desegregation on parents. Here's why that may not work.
In the final installment of our series, a panel of education experts describes what evaluation and accountability look like in the perfect world.
Sorting kids by age or ability creates problems, according to our panel of education experts.
The seats, space, and stuff that idyllic learning environments are made of
As we sifted through responses to the famed University of Chicago letter, we figured it’d be worth spotlighting what instructors…