The Justice Department plans to investigate whether Harvard discriminates against applicants because of their race, but such efforts are often futile because admissions practices are so complex.
7 stories that look at the policy’s complex past
The Oglala Sioux leader prophesized an economic, spiritual, and social renaissance among Native American youth. Now the Seventh Generation is here—and they’re determined to live up to the legend.
A new study explores why the latter are far more likely to opt for an elite college where they'd struggle than a so-so one where they'd excel.
The president wants to cut funding for programs such as career and technical education and redirect that money toward school choice.
Earlier this week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions disparaged a Hawaii federal judge who blocked President Trump’s latest travel ban.
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.