Education

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.

Stop Giving Multiple-Choice Tests, and Start Letting Robots Grade Students' Essays
December 06, 2013

Scientists have created software that can grade short-answer essays in five seconds.

The Wild, Unregulated Business of After-School Programs
How well do you know that soccer coach or piano teacher?
December 02, 2013

How much do you really know about that soccer coach or piano teacher?

How the Red Solo Cup Became a Political Football
October 31, 2013

Solo cups are usually the domain of college kids at keg parties, but they’ve been in the news lately thanks to a very different demographic: politicians.

LinkedIn’s New Network for Teens Is a Wasted Opportunity
October 30, 2013

LinkedIn's play for college-bound teens mimics the worst of the college-admissions racket

Federal Bureaucrats Declare 'Hunger Games' More Complex Than 'The Grapes of Wrath'
The Common Core's absurd new reading guidelines
October 29, 2013

Meet the "Lexile," the absurd reading metric for the Common Core.

Maya Angelou and Judy Blume Are Wrong About Childhood Reading
October 22, 2013

This morning, over 120 children’s book authors and illustrators sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing concern for “our readers,” a.k.a. tots through tweens.

What Slate Missed: 5 Other Reasons College Women Shouldn’t Get Drunk
October 16, 2013

Emily Yoffe has managed to outrage everyone on Twitter this morning despite having written nothing about our infuriating Congress.

College Admissions Requirements in America Are Crazy. Here’s a Solution.
September 29, 2013

Students are headed back to school, which means the media is busy enlightening us yet again about the university admissions process.

Tests Make Kids Smarter. Let's Give Them More.
September 24, 2013

Why American schools need more testing, not less.

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