LeBron James opened the I Promise School to help at-risk students. One year later, not only are they thriving but they're also bringing the community with them. Could the school set a blueprint for others across the country?
Free schooling, or unschooling, is a way of organizing learning that is noncoercive. In free schools there are typically no set curricula; the students decide what they want to learn, and the adults act as resources. Does it work?
Researchers at Columbia University spent the past three years collecting course syllabi. Here's what the unprecedented project discovered about the evolution of education.
I agreed to do something that seemed a little bit sketch but ultimately legal so I wouldn't have to take out loans. It turned out to be a very fine line.
The exam became a make-or-break exercise for aspiring college students — but what does it tell colleges?
When it comes to desegregation, the political class has learned its historical lessons from an America that no longer exists.
Yankton College no longer exists. But it’s not fully dead either.
That we even use the word "busing" to describe what was in fact court-ordered school desegregation, and that Americans of all stripes believe that the brief period in which we actually tried to desegregate our schools was a failure, speaks to one of the most successful propaganda campaigns of the last half century.
"Whatever would come of this, they wouldn't expel me or anything," said a 17-year-old reporter. "I'm just presenting the facts."
The devices purport to identify stress and anger before violence erupts. Our testing found them less than reliable.
The Vermont senator's once-fringe ideas about student debt reform are now part of the Democratic mainstream.
Other than academic credentials, most adjunct professors don’t have much. But recently, Ximena Barrientos, and her 2,800 colleagues at Miami Dade College, and thousands of others just like them throughout the state of Florida, have acquired something of great value — a union.
Small schools across the United States are facing budget shortfalls and low enrollment—leading some to shut down in the middle of students’ higher-education experience.
Years after recovering from anorexia, a letter to the high school friend she idolized, and explores how hunger, love and envy shaped — and ended — their relationship.
Like many rich Americans, I used to think educational investment could heal the country's ills — but I was wrong. Fighting inequality must come first.
But I still don't have my degree after six or eight years of taking classes on and off.
In the name of safety, America's schools are hastily erecting a massive digital surveillance infrastructure, with little regard for its effectiveness or its impact on civil liberties.
"Oh my god, I feel like a murderer," exclaimed 13-year-old Bonnie Bright. "I've killed so many things on this trip."
Getting diagnosed cost thousands of dollars — my roommate couldn't afford it — but it's helping me out big time.
At Sidwell Friends, the high school of Chelsea Clinton and the Obama children, college counselors find themselves besieged by Ivy-obsessed families.
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