Education

How Much Is Too Much to Spend on College? One Study Has an Answer.
February 16, 2014

Two new studies show college is still a great investment.

Let's Stop Pretending That French Is an Important Language
February 02, 2014

The idea that American-born children need to learn French has become more reflex than action, like classical music played at the wedding of people who live to modern pop.

How Taxpayer-Funded Schools Teach Creationism—and Get Away With It
The dangers of "school choice" without testing
January 30, 2014

It’s National School Choice Week, and among the latest controversies is whether and to what extent publicly funded alternatives to traditional public schools should be held to the same test-based accountability standards.

David Brooks Forgot to Do His Research Before Writing About Poverty and Pre-K
January 24, 2014

He says we've "made two mistakes" in helping underprivileged children. His column has more mistakes than that.

What Obama's New Task Force Should Do to Fight College Rape
January 23, 2014

Experts suggest the administration's way forward on campus sexual assault.

A Crash Course in California Politics
Jerry Brown let Corinthian Colleges off easy. Will his successor, Kamala Harris?
January 19, 2014

Corinthian Colleges is one of the worst-performing higher education companies in the country. So why did the California government let it off the hook?

Would You Send Your Kids to a School Where Students Make the Rules?
January 05, 2014

This school claims to take the angst out of education. The results make it look that way—among other things. 

Who Takes MOOCs?
For online higher education, the devil is in the data
January 04, 2014

Surprising new data on what's supposed to be the future of higher ed

This North Carolina Campus Was Meant to Show Off the Future of Online Education
It hasn't gone according to plan
December 22, 2013

Trying to create the future of online education is harder than it seemed.

Bored to Death
To learn just how bored kids are in school, look at Twitter
December 16, 2013

Boredom at school is an epidemic. This map shows it—in real time.

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