A student’s death leads a teacher to open a new kind of high school

Photo of Jonathan Johnson, founder of Rooted School When a bullet to the back took the life of one of his students, Jonathan Johnson was devastated and…

Private colleges target community college grads they once shunned

With enrollment declining, longstanding barriers to transfer fall

Tenth graders discuss Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night in Jessica Frichtel’s language arts class. Group work is the norm at Kearny High School’s engineering program.

Can we really prepare kids for both college and career?

California’s answer is a resounding “Yes”

New Mexico fights to get out of last place with aggressive policies that some educators worry could harm students

Dolores Ramos, 16, right, joins dozens of Highland High School students in Albuquerque, N.M., as students staged a walkout Monday March 2, 2015, to protest a new standardized…

A poster in a classroom at The Soulsville Charter School in Memphis from a Grizzlies professional basketball game shows the grit students and faculty strive for.

What happens when the Stax Records-connected charter school has to adopt Common Core?

Students in Kalli Harrell’s sixth-grade science class discuss weather patterns at The Soulsville Charter School in Memphis. Photo: Alan Richard MEMPHIS—The Soulsville Charter School in South…

Kathy Tran, a Vietnamese-American UC Berkeley sophomore, and Giao Tran, a Vietnamese-American senior.

How one little-known minority group illustrates a looming problem for colleges

As demographics shift, higher education copes with new kinds of students

Where are all the women in engineering?

Middle school students from Young Women’s Prep learn to drive a remote controlled rover during a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workshop at Space Center Houston, Tuesday,…


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In this April 30, 2015 photo, students line up to take part in new Common Core-aligned standardized tests at the Cuyama Valley High School in New Cuyama, Calif. The Cuyama Joint Unified School District is 60 miles from the nearest city and has Internet connections about one-tenth the minimum speed recommended for the modern U.S. classroom. Across the country, school districts in rural areas and other pockets with low bandwidth are confronting a difficult task of administering new Common Core-aligned standardized tests to students online.

Are new Common Core tests really better than the old multiple-choice tests?

Experts say new open-ended questions that tap critical thinking provide a marked improvement

How some high schools are closing the income gap among graduates

As a high school diploma increasingly becomes the pre-requisite to landing a well-paying job, a report released last week shows rising graduation rates, but pockets of persistent inequality. A…

Would tongue magnets be top of mind when listing education technology trends?

  Photo: Kike Calvo via AP Images A conversation about education technology trends does not typically include the phrase “tongue magnets.”…