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It’s time our educational institutions instilled some civic-minded values in students

Learning is about more than college readiness, and we ignore that at our peril

Better tests don’t lead to better teaching, study finds

Test-prep lessons were lower quality even when tests were higher quality

Vivian W. Pinn, M.D., Senior Scientist Emerita NIH, speaks at the dedication ceremony of a building renamed Pinn Hall in her honor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA. 

Removing racist monuments is about making history, not erasing it

We need to memorialize more statues of trailblazers such as physician Vivian Pinn

Federal data shows 3.9 million students dropped out of college with debt in 2015 and 2016

For-profit sector produced a disproportionate share of indebted dropouts

A 2015 file photo of movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment allegations. A leading Hollywood studio has launched an inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment concerning Weinstein, one of its founders.

Betsy DeVos, our educational system helps produce Harvey Weinsteins and we need to change that

Our education secretary should know that victims of sexual assault need more protection, not less

Betsy DeVos appears before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions for her a January confirmation hearing.

Gouged by for-profit schools, students could soon be out of luck

Education Secretary DeVos criticized over lack of protections, loan forgiveness

When body meets mind in learning

Whether it’s reading, math or science, we absorb ideas better with some body language

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Technology overuse may be the new digital divide

As more poor families get access to technology, their kids' screen time expands

Smart students attract parents more than smart schools

Economists find pitfalls to high school choice in New York City

In this file photo, a pre-K student completes a writing assignment.

New research says schools don’t matter much in helping kids climb the economic ladder

Supporting education while neglecting everything else is a fantasy

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