K-12

OPINION: May we please forget about tests for a minute and go read some books?

Lessons in inquiry-based learning from Socrates — and Vonnegut

Soon-to-be-kindergarteners Makilah Traylor (l.) and Kimber Runkle color in zebra worksheets highlighting the letter Z.

Cramming for Kindergarten

In places like Indiana, where just 3 percent of children attend state-funded preschool, kids cram for kindergarten during a few weeks in the summer

Faced with the domestic terrorism at Charlottesville, Betsy DeVos fails another test

Our nation’s top education official refuses to condemn white supremacy

An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM

Diversifying the science and tech pipeline by increasing rigor and convincing colleges to share their secrets with high school students

What happens when a regular high school decides no student is a lost cause?

Trauma-informed education is spreading from alternative high schools to comprehensive ones, and it’s not always an easy fit

A school where you can’t fail — it just takes you longer to learn

Mastery-based learning, spreading nationally, is catching on in New York City

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OPINION: We mustn’t make preschool less fun for the 4-year-olds who need more help

How to build academic skills without undermining children’s motivation to learn

Third-grade campers spend the morning doing academic work; afternoons are reserved for enrichment classes like basketball, poetry, or drama.

A New Orleans summer teaching fellowship is wooing young black teachers — but is it enough?

In an effort to correct the post-Katrina mass hiring, and subsequent high turnover, of inexperienced white teachers, educators in New Orleans are exploring how to attract and retain black teachers

Summit Public Schools personalizes instruction with technology so teachers can work with students individually and in small groups.

How it works: A new report explains the research behind a school model

Summit Public Schools releases an explanation of the research behind its vision

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