The CEO and vice president explain what they’re hoping to accomplish by factoring adversity into the standardized test.
This week, PBS portrayed a same-sex relationship on a children’s TV series—and got much more positive feedback than the last time it tried.
As norms around family life have shifted over the centuries, so have the royals.
Plus: Why friends are replacing priests at weddings, and touching people might be good for you
The allegedly fraudster parents in the cheating scandal exploited extra-time accommodations. Could slowing down tests for everyone make them fairer?
Anecdotes from the Department of Justice’s indictment show the lengths that parents will go to buy their kids’ way into selective colleges.
Young couples attend wedding expos to plan their big day—and quickly learn the steep price of a perfect wedding.
Plus: a dispatch from the March for Life, love letters read aloud, and a disappointing Christmas gift
Plus: selling the family home, parents playing favorites with children, and helping an anxious sibling
Plus: why kids tell such awful jokes, the personality trait that “oils the gears of social interaction,” and how to deal with negative feedback at work
Plus: the dilemma of “white-sounding” names, the case against going out for New Year’s Eve, and moving past a “ruined” wedding
Plus: finding a way through an unspeakable loss, families’ weird holiday traditions, and a question about parents who don’t share their wealth fairly
“Tamales are different not just from country to country, but also from region to region and even from abuela to abuela.”
The silliest, most unique winter holiday rituals submitted by The Atlantic’s readers.
Americans’ obsession with paper towels, the joys of no-gift Christmas, and the confusing request for ‘space’ in relationships
The move could signal a shift in the long, contentious relationship between teachers’ unions and these privately run schools.
Plus: parents’ gender preferences for children, the changing ways LGBTQ youth come out to their family, and a conversation about “emotional labor”
A conversation with the sociologist Mary Robertson on how some queer youth are pleasantly surprised with the lack of family drama the news causes.
Plus: the men who get vasectomies together, the correct time to eat Thanksgiving dinner, and how to rethink an emotionally unfulfilling relationship
Plus: the effects of spanking kids, struggling with a decade-old secret, and the ballooning number of American bridesmaids