Thea Hunter was a promising, brilliant scholar. And then she got trapped in academia’s permanent underclass.
The senator and presidential candidate says America needs to reform how it funds schools, but the details of any alternative approach are scant.
Students used to duck and cover. Now they have lockdown drills.
A UCLA student talks about measles exposure at his school, his time in isolation from other students, and making a TikTok video to pass the time.
In preventing campus sexual assault, where students drink could be just as important as how much.
Angela Crawford has taught English at a Philadelphia high school for 23 years. Not many veteran black teachers like her are left nationwide.
The public focuses its attention on divides between schools, while tracking has created separate and unequal education systems within single schools.
The Democratic presidential hopeful has proposed canceling outstanding loans and making public college tuition-free—and she has an idea for how to pay for it.
As the first school shooting to become a nationwide media spectacle, Columbine shaped a generation of mass-consumed tragedies.
The year 1999 is, for many, a bright line dividing two divergent teen experiences.
In more than a dozen academic fields—largely STEM related—not a single black student earned a doctoral degree in 2017.
Georgetown’s students voted to tax themselves to pay descendants of enslaved people, instead of waiting for the school to do something.
When high-school sports replicate the training methods and intensity seen at the college level, players feel the toll.
Texas Tech recently announced it will no longer take race into account in admissions to its medical school—a move that might affect not only aspiring doctors, but many of their would-be patients as well.
Twenty years after the shooting at Columbine High School, some survivors—now parents themselves—are figuring out how to talk to their kids about lockdown drills.
In 1966, a group of Boston-area parents and administrators created a busing program called METCO to help desegregate schools. They thought of it as a quick fix to a passing problem. But the problem hasn’t passed, and METCO isn’t enough to fix it.
A focus on highly selective schools obscures the experience of the vast majority of American undergraduates.
Class accounts are a way for incoming freshmen to make friends, find roommates, and suss out colleges before fall.
Several schools forgo or have abandoned them, but seem to be faring just fine.
Suicides among people affected by shootings are, unfortunately, a familiar phenomenon—and support for survivors often misunderstands the nature of their grief.
America’s devotion to the practice stems in part from the fact that it’s what today’s parents and teachers grew up with themselves.