Remembering the Legislation That Kept Northern Schools Segregated
The Milliken v. Bradley ruling sanctioned a form of segregation that has allowed suburbs to escape being included in court-ordered desegregation and busing plans with nearby cities.
As Schools Try to Become More Culturally Inclusive, Some Teachers Aren't Buying in
A Delaware high school led trainings on the impact of race on learning to try to better serve their student population, resulting in controversy.
How Should Teachers Deal With Distracting Technology in the Classroom?
A new study finds students believe it is a teacher's responsibility to get them to not use technology for purposes unrelated to class.
Taking a Music Course Could Help Students Boost Grades in Other Subjects
Research on 112,000 Canadian students finds that high schoolers who took more music courses did better in math, science, and English.
Thousands of 'Transborder' Students Commute to American Colleges From Mexico Every Day
Many transborder students are U.S. citizens who live in Mexico because it's cheaper or because their parents were deported.
A California Bill Would Let College Athletes Sign Endorsement Deals, in Spite of the NCAA
Female athletes stand to gain especially from the prospective passage of the legislation.
Computers in the Classroom May Do More Harm Than Good—If They're Overused
New research finds that computers are most effective as teaching tools when used sparingly, and to teach kids at certain ages specific subjects.
Colleges Are Attracting More Latinx Students, but Aren't Doing Enough to Help Them Succeed
Like many U.S. colleges, Indiana University–Northwest is seeing a sharp rise in Latinx students—but support for them is lagging.
Why California's School Accountability Laws No Longer Work
Changes to the state's evaluation system for schools has thrown the state's school accountability system into flux.
Women Perform Better on Tests When Rooms Are Warmer
For female students, higher room temperatures mean higher scores.
Minority Students in Texas Raise Concerns Over a Program Arming Teachers
The state is looking to expand its school marshal program, which allows teachers to carry firearms in case of an active shooter, causing some students to worry about their safety.
Does Raising Teacher Salaries Improve Performance?
It may seem obvious, but other countries' experiences illustrate a more complicated story in improving education outcomes for students.
How California Is Making Up for 20 Years of English-Only Education
Half of California's children come from immigrant families, and educating them well is crucial to the state's future. New programs in Fresno offer reasons for hope.
Free College Has Critics on the Right and Left. Is It Viable?
Tuition costs have ballooned since the 1970s, but some argue making college free is a regressive solution.
Are American Families Going to Be Priced Out of Child Care?
In many parts of the country, child care costs more than a mortgage.
As Graduate School Costs Skyrocket, the Student-Debt Problem Is Getting Worse
Universities are increasingly turning to graduate programs to balance their books. Students are shouldering the costs.
Here's Why California Wants to Ban Teach for America During a Teacher Shortage
A bill in the California assembly would effectively prevent the program from operating in the state, if passed.
'We Want a Kid You Don't Have Any Idea What to Do With'
Sacramento Academic and Vocational Academy helps very vulnerable students succeed in high school—and beyond.
What Does America's Pilot Shortage Reveal About Higher Education?
The United States is the only country in the world with major airlines that require four-year degrees in order to be a pilot.
Restoring Prisoners' Access to Education Reduces Recidivism
Bipartisan legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives would make prisoners eligible for Pell Grants, reversing a clause in the 1994 crime bill that stripped such eligibility.
How an Autodidact Astronomer Became the First American to Discover a Comet
Maria Mitchell was the only widely recognized and respected female astronomer of her time—something she fought to change.