Colleges have long offered a pathway to success for just about anyone. But new research shows that with the country growing ever more economically divided, colleges are not doing enough to help students from poor families achieve the American Dream.
A get-tough attitude prevailed among educators in the 1980s and 1990s, but research shows that zero-tolerance policies don't make schools safer and …
There are proven ways to help people with dyslexia learn to read, and a federal law that's supposed to ensure schools provide kids with help. But …
An elite university helped her climb but changing class can be a lonely journey.
Scientific research has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don't know the science and, in some cases, …
You might think apprenticeships are a relic from an earlier era, but a growing number of Americans are using them as a way into the middle class.
They bet that college would help them move up. Did it pay off?
College students increasingly caught in remedial education trap.
A lack of highly skilled workers leaves American employers unable to fill jobs.
A businessman struggling to recruit employees opened the school despite objections from the local school board.
If the Trump administration has its way, Jose would be forced from the U.S. just a few months before graduation.
The number of black faculty on college campuses has gone down during the last decade.
Colleges nationwide have added more than 40,000 new degree and certificate programs in last six years, but are they better serving students?
Across the country, schools wrestle with how sexual assault is defined and how much proof is needed.
A little-known program has been helping the children of migrant farmworkers graduate for more than 50 years.
Dissatisfied with low pay and school funding, teachers in more red states are poised to protest.
Last year, almost a million students who qualified for state financial aid didn't get it.
Students held back were at high risk of dropping out.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently called HBCUs "real pioneers of school choice." We thought this would be a good time to revisit our …
Programs are being cut to make way for degrees with "clear career pathways."
Other countries offer clues about how effective nationwide school choice would be in the U.S.
A first-generation college graduate reflects on moving up America's class ladder.
Economists dig into the data to understand which schools are doing the most to help revive the American Dream.
Cybersecurity is a growing concern as schools collect an increasing amount of data on students.
There are proven ways to help people with dyslexia learn to read, and a federal law that's supposed to ensure schools provide kids with help. But …
President Trump is ending DACA, which allowed some 800,000 undocumented young people to stay and work in the United States. For some, that may mean …
Profits from slavery and related industries helped build some of the most prestigious schools in New England. This documentary focuses on three …
There may be nothing more important in the educational life of a child than having effective teachers. But the United States is struggling to attract and keep teachers.
A system meant to give college students a better shot at succeeding is actually getting in the way of many, costing them time and money and taking a …
A get-tough attitude prevailed among educators in the 1980s and 1990s, but research shows that zero-tolerance policies don't make schools safer and …
The nation's high school graduation rate is at an all-time high, but high-poverty schools face a stubborn challenge. Schools in Miami and Pasadena …
After an abrupt reversal 20 years ago, some prisons and colleges try to maintain college education for prisoners.
Most students with disabilities can make it to and through college, but are hindered by low expectations.
Most American students practice "active shooter" drills in school. Fewer than one in a million of them will need it.
A growing number of colleges and universities are guaranteeing a job after graduation.
Almost a third of Americans who take out loans to pay for college don't get a degree.
Charter schools cut football to win minds. Now to win hearts, they're bringing it back.
Struggling to juggle school, work and child care, most of them won't make it to graduation.
Despite efforts to require lessons on civil rights, outdated textbooks indicate little has changed.
It's one of the best defenses against recidivism, but investment is lacking.
They're being ignored as the nation tries to ramp up degree completion.
The doors are locked at this special ed school in Minneapolis so no one runs away. It's a surprising place to find kids doing breathing exercises.
Teachers with DACA serving low-income, immigrant communities could be tough to replace.
When predominantly white cities secede from larger districts, it has a segregating effect.
As small private colleges struggle to survive, we look at one that almost didn't make it.
A descendant of slaves sold to save Georgetown University in 1838 will be a member of this year's freshman class — at age 63.
People who lived through the desegregation era see their former schools fall back into segregation.
There are millions of kids in America who the USDA considers "food insecure" -- they live in households without regular access to nutritious food. …
A state law says Maine high school students have to prove they have mastered specific skills to get a diploma.
At a public charter school in Boston, students spend years preparing to go to college. But paying for it is another story.
Thirty-five years ago, four immigrant families won a landmark Supreme Court case that protects the rights of children in the United States to attend …
A new study shows selective colleges could bring in many more talented low-income students. So why don't they?
English learners are the least likely to graduate from high school when compared to other groups of students. There's a new high school in Bowling …
New York's new scholarship promises free college, for a price.
A mother and her dyslexic daughter tell their story. It's a preview of an upcoming documentary from APM Reports.
Collision over college dreams for undocumented students.
Can the excitement about My Brother's Keeper last now that Obama's out of office?
If suspensions don't work, what does?
Are we asking too much of America's high-poverty schools?
There are proven techniques to help children with learning disabilities, but can affected kids get what they need in public schools?
One reporter chronicles a neighborhood school in need of the American dream.
How much will anti-immigrant rhetoric dissuade foreigners from studying in the United States?
The nominee for secretary of education has a long history of funding school-choice efforts and charter schools in Michigan.
In a system that prioritizes struggling students, what happens to everybody else?
The suit claims Michigan is denying Detroit students their fundamental right to literacy.
Adversity isn't destiny at a "trauma-informed" school in Minnesota.
An immigration law scholar says colleges have no business declaring their campuses "sanctuaries" for undocumented students.
Why African American teachers are leaving the profession faster than they're entering it.
Since 2012, many undocumented young people have been protected from the threat of deportation. With a new president, that may change.
Donald Trump's win was a surprise to many in the college-educated elite. Should it have been?
The next president could end temporary protections for undocumented college students.
Education has hardly been mentioned in the presidential debates. We look at where the candidates stand.
A new study finds that black and Latino students who experience racism have higher levels of cortisol, a hormone linked to stress, and one that is …
Can children as young as 4 learn to have meaningful dialogues about race?
Some in education think providing travel opportunities can reduce the gap in how well some groups of students perform in school.
In a flipped classroom, students watch or listen to lectures on their own, then spend class time working on projects.
What does it look like to be ready for school?
Strap on your cowboy boots: A new investigation by the Houston Chronicle finds that Texas has denied special education services to thousands of kids in the state.
With the Hollywood depictions of frat bros chugging beer and hippies snacking on munchies, the starving college student might seem like a […]
In the United States, three million kids are suspended from school every year. Yet research shows suspension is often ineffective: it doesn’t […]
This week, the U.S. Department of Education issued guidelines to states and school districts for supporting homeless children. Over one […]
Stories all over the news have identified a new crisis in the United States: student debt. They say debt is […]
Picture the suburbs. Before Arcade Fire, there was Leave It to Beaver, the white picket fence, perfectly manicured lawns. You’re […]
Recently, the U.S. Department of Education announced plans to reinstate federal scholarships for incarcerated prisoners. Through 67 different …
Rural schools in the United States face an abundance of problems: budget cuts, shrinking enrollments, teacher shortages, poor internet. Nowhere […]
Last week we started a series on rural schools by looking at Vermont – a state where more than half of public […]
School in Smalltown, USA is changing. Over the past several decades, rural schools have suffered as enrollment has dropped and […]
Nowadays, parents are always complaining that their kids are always on their cell phones. “No Snapchat at the dinner table!” they […]
Roughly 7 in 10 Americans still identify as part of the Christian faith. But the numbers have been declining over the past […]
In a recent Washington Post op-ed, US Secretary of Education John King made the case that teachers of color suffer from […]
Today, women are more likely to go to college than men. And they perform better academically once they get there. […]
Recently, more than 1400 educators from all 50 states and 30 different countries took the Shadow a Student Challenge. They […]
Typically, a student’s education is supposed like this: elementary, middle, high school. College. Job. The idea that high school can […]
Private tutoring for students can cost thousands upon thousands of dollars per year. But economist Jonathan Guryan co-authored a study that …
Before you devour this week’s episode, listen to last week’s American RadioWorks podcast “Decoding the Math Myth.” Really do it. […]
Politicians and economists say people need advanced math skills to be successful in the highly technical jobs of the 21st century. […]
We’re working on a documentary that explores the backlash against harsh school discipline policies across the country. In Minnesota, there’s […]
Before their very first day of kindergarten, white and affluent children already know more about science than children of other […]
Minnesota has a reputation for having good schools and strong standardized test scores. And that’s true for white children – […]
Research shows suspensions aren’t effective at changing kids’ behavior. And kids of color are more likely to get kicked out […]
The college application process has come under scrutiny in a new report by the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The […]
Nearly two-thirds of all students who enroll in community college are not “college-ready” in math and/or English. And of these, […]
Here’s some good news for students out there: if you want to memorize something, put your books down. Research shows […]
School voucher programs allow students to use public funds to pay for private school. This concept is very controversial. Supporters […]
Most teenagers are not learning about personal finance in school, according to an annual survey on financial literacy. Only five […]
College was once considered the path of upward mobility in this country. And, for many people, it still is. But […]
What does research say about how students learn best? Deans for Impact, a group of deans from schools of education around […]
A growing coalition of young people claims that student voices are largely missing from discussions of education reform. Andrew Brennen […]
In most modern work places employees are expected to be self-directed and also work collaboratively. But do conventional public schools do […]
Girls in the United States graduate from high school at higher rates than boys. This gap is much more pronounced […]
Colleges and universities are under increasing pressure from taxpayers to prove that graduates will be able to get jobs. According to […]
A few years ago, writer Jessica Lahey started noticing something troubling about many of her students: they were afraid of making mistakes […]
Policymakers and community leaders have started to question traditional forms of school discipline like detention, suspension and expulsion because …
After terrorist violence like the recent attacks on Paris by the group calling itself ISIS, some chose to blame an entire […]
Amy Scott first visited Oyler School in 2012 as the education correspondent for Marketplace. Oyler was a neighborhood school in Cincinnati, […]
Schools in Rockland County, N.Y. first started daily mindfulness lessons several years ago. Teachers noticed it was a way to […]
Last week on the podcast, we ran a story about “growth mindset,” a popular term in education that came from […]
“Growth mindset” is a term coined by Stanford Psychologist Carol Dweck. It means that students who view intelligence as pliable – […]
It can be pricey to have kids involved in sports or other after-school activities. A recent report from American Express claims […]
Wikipedia has gotten a lot of flak over the years for being inaccurate and untrustworthy. But in 2010, Wikimedia, the […]
Back in the 1960s, the Supreme Court declared it was unconstitutional for public schools to sponsor organized prayer and bible […]
In November, a new social studies book about the Black Lives Matter movement will be available for middle school and […]
This documentary explores the "Expeditionary Learning" approach, traces the history of ideas that led to its inception, and investigates what …
The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives.
Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they're on the job.
Before the civil rights movement, African Americans were largely barred from white-dominated institutions of higher education. And so black …
Head Start got its start 50 years ago. Our documentary, “Early Lessons,” by Emily Hanford, profiles the program that inspired […]
For the past two years the Obama administration has been working on a way to rate colleges based on their accessibility, […]
Sweet Briar College was about to close its doors after 114 years of operation. But it turns out it won’t […]
This fall we’ll be launching a new documentary about Historically Black Colleges and Universities, also known as HBCUs. They were […]
In 1998, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) published a statement on race. It concluded that race is a social idea, […]
African-American children represent about 14 percent of the school-aged population in the United States. But they make up 19 percent of […]
A lot of parents worry about whether their kids’ video game habits are harmful – especially when gaming gets in the way […]
For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees […]
A few months ago Nancie Atwell received the $1-million-dollar Global Teacher Prize in recognition of her decades of teaching English and literacy …
Across the world, college students are urging their institutions to “divest” from fossil fuels. Divestment is short for dis-investment, a strategy …
Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that […]
There are places in the world where kids go to school not in classrooms, but in the woods. The Forest […]
There are 183 federally-run Bureau of Indian Education schools in the nation, and about a third of these are in poor condition. […]
A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who’d been on the […]
As we’ve reported, over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there […]
After Hurricane Katrina tens of thousands of children were forced to evacuate their homes and attend school in other cities and […]
Sweet Briar College in rural Virginia has been educating women for 114 years, but last month the college’s board announced that […]
We talked last week with Kevin Carey, author of “The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University […]
A lot of people in the higher education world are worried about the future. Rising costs, more competition for fewer applicants, the […]
Today older Americans are heading back to school in record numbers. The National Center for Education Statistics estimates that students […]
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced last week that he wants to cut the amount of required state and federal testing […]
On last week’s podcast we talked about growing dissent among adjunct college instructors who claim they’re not getting compensated fairly […]
What would higher education look like without adjunct professors? That’s what a grass-roots group of academics is trying to prove by holding […]
Sometime in the next few weeks, Senate Republicans and Democrats will vote to reauthorize The No Child Left Behind Act […]
The Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case outlawed segregated schools. It took some time for America’s classrooms […]
African Americans make up 13 percent of the population, yet barely 4 percent of the nation’s doctors are black, and less than 2 percent are […]
Black males who drop out of high school have a 70 percent chance of going to prison by the time […]
President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who […]
Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest […]
Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. In 1993, the Annenberg Challenge put $500 million towards […]
In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost […]
In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools […]
There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they […]
College sports are big business in the United States. Unpaid student athletes help bring in millions of dollars for top […]
Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving […]
It’s no coincidence that college graduation rates are highest for the most selective schools. The Department of Education metric considers […]
What if educators looked for strengths rather than weaknesses in students? A mindset that focuses on assets and talents could change […]
In her new book, Building a Better Teacher, Elizabeth Green explores how teaching works. She says teachers’ skill and knowledge […]
Good teachers know that intelligence is achievable. That knowledge informs how they act in the classroom. In part two of […]
In The Teacher Wars, author Dana Goldstein explores the roots of today’s fights about education. From tenure to desegregation, teacher training to …
Author James Paul Gee says video games are problems to solve that come with their own tools. He challenges educators […]
Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s new book, Aspiring Adults Adrift, follows 2009 college graduates into the world of work and […]
Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. …
Just 20 percent of college-goers fit the stereotype of being young, single, full-time students who finish a degree in four years. College students …
The United States is in the midst of a huge education reform. The Common Core State Standards are a new set of expectations for what students should …
Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience …
Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to […]
Even though public schools are supposed to provide free education to anyone who enrolls, their quality can vary from state […]
In May Stephen Smith was invited to be on a panel in Minneapolis that focused on the value of higher […]
A growing number of adjunct faculty at colleges and universities across the country are voting to unionize. Data from the […]
The government wants to collect data on America’s children. And that has parents across the country more than a little […]
The second of a series on what’s inside the Common Core State Standards. Last week we heard about the English […]
What do children need to know in school to be prepared for the future? That’s the question that drives a […]
Members of the military and their spouses face more challenges than traditional students when it comes to getting a college […]
Next fall, dozens of school districts nationwide will offer new computer coding classes. Advocates say computer programming is a fundamental […]
This spring, the Obama administration announced it was joining the effort to hold colleges and universities more accountable for sexual […]
A new report says middle-schoolers who get Bs and Cs are less likely to finish college than their peers who […]
For decades young people have been told that college is the path to prosperity. And research bears that out. But […]
In 2005, a group of philanthropists decided to fund a scholarship program for public high school graduates in Kalamazoo, Michigan. […]
Higher education has long been an engine of social mobility in this country. But today’s college choices may actually be […]
Spring is the time of year when college acceptance letters start landing in the mailboxes – and inboxes – of […]
A new majority of students going to college are low-income, Hispanic or African-American, and from the southern or western United […]
California schools have an average of 1,000 students for every guidance counselor. The American School Counselor Association recommends a ratio […]
A new international survey of 15-year-olds shows students in the United States are pretty good problem solvers. The Organization for […]
A new survey shows online K-12 schools under-performing brick-and-mortar schools. Recommendations include specialized teacher training for virtual …
Neuroscience research says teenagers don’t just like to sleep; they need to sleep. A new CDC study suggests early high […]
A new book says success for low-income college students should be a national priority. There’s no G.I. Bill or Higher […]
The College Board announced last week that it’s going to redesign the SAT exam by spring 2016. Will a new […]
Until the end of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and early ’70s, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) […]
A new paper says teachers shouldn’t be held accountable in a system that fails students. It suggests ways to take […]
Snow days have been plentiful in 2014. What impact do they have on student test scores? Guest: Joshua Goodman, Professor […]
About half of all college students in the United States go to community colleges and only a third of those […]
Teach for America wants to close the achievement gap by sending future leaders to some of the nation’s toughest schools. […]
A new study says Teach for American may be more costly than valuable. Guest: Julian Vasquez Heilig, Professor of Education, […]
Many schools of education are awful, experts say. A new system for accrediting teaching colleges may add rigor and improve […]
Conservative and liberal activists across the country are speaking out against Common Core State Standards. But Michael Petrilli, who works […]
At Quest University in Canada, there are no departments, no majors and no faculty ranks. Classes are co-taught by a […]
Research shows the more words babies hear, the better they do in school. The achievement gap starts early; now so […]
Many educators say the best way to learn is by combining what you learn in school with real-world practice and […]
The cost of college keeps going up. But family earnings are staying the same. This is leading to an unsustainable […]
The results are in from academic tests of 15-year-olds in 65 countries and regions. PISA shows Finland slipping, Vietnam doing […]
At most colleges, a degree is based on “seat time.” But economists argue that the number of college grads is […]
It’s not just Advanced Placement any more. A new trend is for students taking college classes for college credit while […]
A new study finds that the emphasis on accountability since No Child Left Behind may be harming students, not helping […]
Grouping students by ability has become more prevalent since No Child Left Behind. But does academic “sorting” hurt low-performing students? […]
Is academic tracking good for our kids? New research shows gains in test scores when students are sorted by their […]
In November Texas plans to adopt new science textbooks which will be used in classrooms there for the next decade. […]
A new global survey shows that American adults scored below average in literacy and math skills, even though they’ve gone […]
In 1962, James Meredith launched a one-man crusade to integrate the University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss. Today, […]
Kids in some other countries learn more at school than American students do. A new book says that’s about what […]
Tight budgets and more emphasis on test scores mean fewer field trips. New research shows how and why field trips […]
The Ivy League isn’t on the radar for most poor students. Travis Reginal defied the odds, and is now a […]
Author of key report says students need both knowledge and know-how; content and the skills to apply it. Guest: Jim […]
Most test-takers hope the GED will lead to a better job or more education. But critics say the GED encourages some students to drop out of school. …
Our guest says teachers must meet students where they are, even if that’s 40 different places. Guest: Carol Ann Tomlinson, […]
Kids are naturally curious, but not naturally good thinkers.How personalized learning may help them learn to think. Guest: Daniel Willingham, […]
A supporter-turned-critic of the Common Core says the new standards may hurt more than they help. Guest: Carol Burris, New […]
Learning with a personal tutor is one of the oldest and best ways to learn. Hiring a tutor for every student was never a realistic option. Now, new …
The Common Core State Standards will tell educators what to expect of students, but not what or how to teach. […]
Why do students in some states do better than students in others? A new report says the gap in state […]
The Core Knowledge Foundation says the Common Core State Standards will help schools know what to measure, but not necessarily […]
Physical activity is good for learning. Yet many schools cut back on gym class and even cracking down on fidgeting. […]
With tuition rising and debt mounting, author Jeffrey Selingo helps parents and students do the math for college. Guest: Jeffrey […]
A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality says most graduate schools of education don’t prepare teachers for […]
How online tools may change classrooms today and forever. Guest: Heather Staker, Christensen Institute
Students are capable of excellent work. Some schools insist on it. Guest: Ron Berger, chief academic officer at Expeditionary Learning
How family income may cause disparities in school achievement, and what to do about it. Guest: Sean Reardon, professor of […]
A controversial principal with a compelling personal story on why tough love is what students need and teachers’ unions are […]
New research shows how classroom teachers may be able to combat the impact of stereotype threat and help close the […]
How one exemplary school district does professional development despite lean times. Long Beach, Calif. has become a national model by […]
Why college admissions should be colorblind. The U.S. Supreme Court will soon rule on the latest affirmative action case. Last […]
Why being colorblind is a fine aspiration and a dangerous policy. The U.S. Supreme Court will soon rule on another […]
A key analyst during the Atlanta cheating scandal tells us what can be done about cheating as Common Core standards […]
Pell Grants have been helping low-income students go to college for 50 years. A new report recommends changing the way […]
A new poll finds that American teachers lead the most satisfied lives, second only to physicians. What’s making our overworked, […]
There’s a talent war for computer engineers in Silicon Valley. That’s why MOOCs are getting in the head hunting game, […]
In January of 2014, the GED exam is going digital, and it’s going to be harder to pass. This adult […]
According to a new survey of employers, American colleges don’t produce enough qualified graduates for today’s workforce. Among the complaints: […]
As the nation braces for cuts to federal programs under sequestration, a top education reporter describes how this new era […]
If students learn about personal finance in grade school, they’ll be more responsible spenders as adults. So goes the thinking […]
A high school English teacher in Michigan says making videos of Shakespeare plays is better for students than memorizing facts […]
We met Tracy Edwards last year during our reporting at the YES Prep charter school network in Houston, Texas. Unlike […]
Most private schools give out aid packages based on merit, often trying to compete for students from wealthy families who […]
Mississippi legislators recently passed legislation that would allow charter schools in the state for the first time. In the Mississippi […]
For much of the 20th century, a Catholic education was often a relatively inexpensive, higher-quality alternative to inner-city public schools. […]
Teacher quality was in the news again last week with a PBS documentary about former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee […]
Veterans who enter the workforce often have a tough time translating their military experience to “resume-ready” skills. But a new […]
Oklahoma is one of the most politically conservative states in the nation and it’s also home to one of the […]
Ever heard of the self-employed college professor? Thanks to the efforts of the for-profit education company Straighter Line, some professors […]
According to the U.S. Department of Education, schools are actually safer than they’ve been in decades – which makes the […]
It turns out being popular in high school could actually be important later in life. New research from the University […]
In the 1960s “white flight” sent many middle-class families from the cities to suburbs out of fear that the quality […]
Since handwriting is becoming less important in modern life, teaching cursive is going out of style in American schools. But […]
For a long time it was assumed that a “digital divide” existed between rich kids and poor kids. But emerging […]
Florida governor Rick Scott is proposing a tiered pricing plan for the state’s colleges and universities that would cut tuition […]
The GED test was created to help returning World War Two veterans who hadn’t graduated from high school have an […]
From the 1960s to the 1980s the educational achievement gap between blacks and whites was shrinking. But around 1990 high […]
The University of Phoenix is closing 115 of its campuses and learning centers and laying off about 800 employees. This […]
When parents borrow money to pay for their children to go to college, they don’t often expect to be repaying […]
The Minerva Project is billing itself as the world’s first “elite” online university. Though still in development, its founder Ben […]
Last month, Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn. announced plans to make a dramatic cut in tuition for the 2013-2014 […]
Some educators believe that honing analytical writing skills will improve student learning across disciplines. In an article in this month’s […]
For years, educators have assumed that teaching students cognitive skills like reading and math was the key to preparing them […]
Digital technologies and the Internet are changing how many Americans go to college. From online learning to simulation programs to smart-machine …
For-profit colleges have deep roots in American history, but until recently they were a tiny part of the higher education landscape. Now they are big …
More people are going to college than ever before, but a lot of them aren't finishing. Low-income students, in particular, struggle to get to …
Since the Great Recession began in 2008 many college graduates and their families have been wondering: what good is an […]
Mississippi has highest rate of childhood poverty of any state in the country. Research suggests that high-quality early childhood education […]
A new report claims that both the best and the worst teachers are leaving urban school districts at similar rates. […]
This week, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and the Workforce released a report that was very critical of […]
Massively Open Online Courses or MOOCS seem to be all the rage in elite higher education. Stanford, MIT, Harvard and […]
At a conference earlier this year, APM economics editor Chris Farrell spoke before a group of college admissions officers, enrollment […]
Only 9 percent of low-income students complete a bachelor’s degree by age 24. Why are so many students quitting college, […]
Do boys and girls learn differently? According to the National Association for Single-Sex Public Education, boys and girls show significant […]
A prestigious medical school is trying an unusual way to teach young doctors to be more observant. ARW assistant producer […]
Coursera is a new consortium of top colleges and universities that have joined together to offer what’s known as Massively […]
As the cost of tuition increases faster than the rate of inflation, condensing a bachelor’s degree down to three years […]
The road to college starts for many kids as early as middle school as they decide what courses they’re going […]
Are college students learning less than they used to? Some recent, high-profile studies suggest the answer is yes. One reason […]
A new study finds that lower- and middle-class families whose housing value increased during the boom of the late ’90s […]
The average college student spends upwards of $1,000 a year on textbooks. The University of Minnesota recently announced a project […]
The University of Phoenix’s parent corporation, Apollo Group, recently bought Carnegie Learning – a company that developed something called a […]
The president of one of the nation’s largest philanthropies joins us to address recent critiques that foundations are playing too […]
A new research paper focuses on the so-called “advocacy philanthropy” of the two largest higher education grant-makers in this country. […]
This week we talk to a teacher who’s helping lead the “flipped” classroom movement. Instead of spending class time lecturing […]
The United States has the highest college dropout rate of any industrialized nation, at 40 percent. In a commentary for […]
One of the fundamental goals of modern education is to encourage upward social mobility. But some critics say that colleges […]
As most college students know, textbooks are not cheap. Now, champions of the “open access” movement are working to make […]