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.
In the final installment of our series, a panel of education experts describes what evaluation and accountability look like in the perfect world.
A teacher argues that helping students analyze the stories they care so much about is more effective than pushing pure fact-checking.
Urban-education programs prepare them for imperative contemporary conversations with students.
The best recent writing about school.
Rising housing costs in Colorado are making it hard for teachers to stay in the area, so officials are moving in to help.
Secretary John King’s exit memo offers a first look at what the administration thinks it has—and hasn’t—achieved.
The trendy concept is in high demand among educators, but its specifics are vague.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan to make the state’s public colleges and universities free for families earning less than $125,000.
Ballooning fees are leaving some students feeling nickel-and-dimed.
From record-high graduation rates to the percentage of students who attend charters, here are some figures that help tell the story of U.S. schools over the last year.
The ABC sitcom Speechless offers a meaningful critique of overwrought calls for diversity in schools.
Animated movies like Zootopia and Finding Dory gave adults the tools to talk about serious issues with children in 2016.
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.
A 2016 documentary magnifies an often ignored part of the education world.
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.
Why are students still using calculators?
Instead of selectively attacking views they find objectionable, students, administrations, and elected officials could try defending the principle of free speech.
One man’s mission to make college admissions sane (and fair) again
It’s unclear whether the Trump administration will also see the issue as a matter of civil rights.
The forecast has to be more frightful to cancel classes in some states than in others.