Many poor, minority high-schoolers don’t apply to top institutions even though they could get in—a decision that can have lasting consequences.
Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy.
Similar to e-commerce firms, online-degree programs are beginning to incorporate elements of an older-school, brick-and-mortar model.
Massachusetts, Maine, and others want to police companies that collect loan payments. The Department of Education says they can't.
Schools usually focus on teaching comprehension skills instead of general knowledge—even though education researchers know better.
Following teacher walkouts in West Virginia and elsewhere, educators at California’s biggest online charter school chain threatened to stop showing up.
Elite universities’ secretive, subjective admissions processes attract scrutiny—and lately, federal investigations.
A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.
Armed security forces have been standard on campuses for several decades. Is that too big a risk?
Students’ weeklong occupation of an administrative building may be a harbinger of tenacious pushback at other colleges.
For educators in Oklahoma and other states, the demands go far beyond better pay.
In a speech on Thursday, he revealed he doesn't appreciate the vital role they play in the country's education system and economy.
Allegations of sexual harassment against the dean who supervised Nassar reveal why decades of complaints weren't dealt with more aggressively.
Ten years after Brown v. Board of Education, Martin Luther King Jr. condemned how little had changed in the nation's classrooms.
Some policymakers are considering whether to more aggressively punish student misbehavior in their effort to make campuses safer.
The civil-rights activist’s vision for education was far grander than integration alone. How disappointed he would be.
School officials should be following the post-crisis blueprint from Pennsylvania State. Instead, they’re making things worse.
The ability to opt out of a neighborhood school increases the likelihood that a black or Hispanic neighborhood will see an influx of wealthier residents.
UMBC’s big win wasn’t a miracle; it was a well-executed plan.
They won't immediately prompt congressional action on gun control, but they’re vital to activists' momentum.
Skeptics claim that concerns over racially divided schools are false alarms—but they’re missing the full picture.
In her 60 Minutes interview, the education secretary failed to convince policy scholars that she’d improved her understanding of the issues.