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Today's College Students Aren't Who You Think They Are

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Nearly 17 million students head to college this fall. About half are financially independent from their parents, and nearly 1 in 4 is a parent caring for a child.


Federal Judge Finds Racism Behind Arizona Law Banning Ethnic Studies

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

An Arizona law banning ethnic studies violated students' constitutional rights, a federal judge said Tuesday.


We're All Born With Mathematical Abilities (And Why That's Important)

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Kids who start school behind in math tend to stay behind. But could early predictors in preschool help educators put them on a path to success?


Teachers With Student Debt: These Are Their Stories

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

If you're a teacher, you have one of the lowest-paid professional jobs in the U.S. Most require a four-year degree, which can require tens of thousands of dollars in loans that some struggle to repay.


Say Goodbye To X+Y: Should Community Colleges Abolish Algebra?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Eloy Ortiz Oakley, the chancellor of the California Community Colleges system, wants to kick loose the requirement of algebra for non-STEM majors.


Cell Towers At Schools: Godsend Or God-Awful?

Friday, July 14, 2017

School districts are making deals with telecom companies to build towers on school property. The agreements give schools a bump in revenue, but what do parents think? And what does the science say?


Something New For Baby To Chew On: Rocket Science And Quantum Physics

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Chris Ferrie's board books introduce subjects like rocket science, quantum physics and general relativity to toddlers and babies. What can parents do to make the concepts resonate?


Summer Reading For The College-Bound

Friday, June 30, 2017

Lots of colleges have common reading programs; some are just for freshmen, and for others, the entire campus or local community joins in. What are college kids reading this summer? Here's a sampling.


DeVos Appoints CEO Of A Student Loan Company To Head Federal Aid Agency

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Plus school district secession, student borrower complaints and more.


DeVos Rolls Back For-Profit College Regs, Harvard's President To Step Down

Saturday, June 17, 2017

A potential weakening of campus civil rights enforcement, a big transition at Harvard and more in our weekly roundup.


Education Aid Eludes Countries That Need It Most

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Even as overall aid increases, the share of that money going to education has stagnated — leaving least developed countries in the lurch.


Harvard Rescinds Admission Of 10 Students Over Obscene Facebook Messages

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Several would-be freshmen in the class of 2021 lost their spots when they posted offensive material in a group Facebook chat. College officials and high school counselors are reacting to the news.


Education Department Faces Deep Cuts; DeVos Faces Tough Questions

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Our weekly education news roundup: Trump administration unveils its 2018 budget proposal; DeVos talks school choice in Indianapolis, then faces a grilling from lawmakers.


Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Wednesday On Capitol Hill

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The education secretary testified before a House subcommittee on the Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal, which calls for deep cuts to education.