This graduation season, The New York Times talked with seniors across the country who are not headed to college about their plans, hopes and dreams.
Four British schoolboys. One Large Hadron Collider. And the search for a magnet with one pole.
A video went viral recently of a high school overachiever criticizing certain aspects of his school and its administration. Midway through the speech, his audio was cut so he couldn't finish. Jimmy Kimmel invited the student to chat over Skype and gave him the opportunity to finish what he had to say.
In an attempt to make math "hella sick," teachers have fused the study of numbers with 2017's hottest toy craze. And the result is... good?
Rather than wait for reluctant commercial internet providers to expand their reach, a school district is trying an audacious solution: Building its own countywide broadband network.
Studies show negative learning outcomes for students enrolled in these schools, but Betsy DeVos has continued to support them.
"I wanted to turn around and tell him to stop touching me," one student said. "I wanted it to be over and I just wanted to call my dad because I knew something wasn't right."
Kevin Scruggs interviewed his daughter at the start of every school year from first grade through senior year, which is the most-dad thing you could possibly do.
In tiny Townville, South Carolina, first-graders are haunted by what they survived — and lost — on a school playground.
They want to give universities vague bromides about their students instead of concrete grades.
A new study shows that students who complete the programs have better short-term employment outcomes but struggle to pivot as industries evolve.
You're not going to become friends. You're also probably not going to get a good grade.
If you're looking to put someone through school, maybe consider moving to Indiana?
They are influencing what students learn, and how teachers teach — with millions of children serving as de facto beta testers for their ideas.
Called "Be Internet Awesome," it includes a classroom curriculum and a video game called Interland.
The decline of the summer job.
The education secretary, often criticized as an out-of-touch billionaire, has staffed her administration with a diverse set of subordinates, some from unlikely sources.
"They don’t go on to reinvent the system or lead it. Instead, they’re part of it."
"I love to order pizza from Papa John’s so much. I do it like once a week," said Carolina Williams. "That was my first thought when I saw that prompt."
As though it weren’t bad enough to have to listen to some old guy butcher thousands of names, your alma mater adds insult to injury by wasting your tuition dollars one last time on a commencement speaker.
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