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Liberal arts-STEM mashup: Not a bad way to fix higher ed

A class at Bronx Community College. Photo: Ryan Brenzier Is college worth it? There is a powerful anxiety over this basic premise as higher education faces…

The heartbreaking story of kids least likely to succeed in college

Does ACT report show we should refocus ed policy toward classrooms?

Evaluating teachers: Precise but irrelevant metrics?

I’ve told this joke before: Two hot-air balloonists get lost, and they’re floating aimlessly. They spot someone down below and call out, “Hello!” The person on the ground replies,…

My family fled the Vietnam War, could I preserve their culture and my college GPA?

The Hmong people are known for the intricate designs and patterns that were traditionally embroidered on clothing and other objects. One pattern, the simple dual spiral, has always stood out…

President Lyndon Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, center left, leave the home in Inez, Ky., of Tom Fletcher, a father of eight who told Johnson he'd been out of work for nearly two years, in this April 24, 1964, file photo. The president visited the Appalachian area in Eastern Kentucky to see conditions firsthand and announce his War on Poverty from the Fletcher porch.

Why new Senate ed bill falls short of LBJ’s “War on Poverty” standard

Improvements must be made for underserved students

In this Monday, June 15, 2015, file photo, kids build a sand castle beneath the M.B. Miller County Pier in Panama City Beach, Fla.

How to stem kids’ reading and math losses – in the summer

In this Monday, June 15, 2015, file photo, kids build a sand castle beneath the M.B. Miller County Pier in Panama City Beach, Fla. Andrew Wardlow/The News…

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a campaign event in New York, Monday, July 13, 2015.

Why Clinton needs to craft a broad national education vision

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a campaign event in New York, Monday, July 13, 2015. AP Photo/Seth Wenig Having just secured American…

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As federal ed rewrite gains traction in Congress, here are some key changes schools may see

As Congress considers bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the most heated debate has been over how to hold schools accountable for student performance, and…

Advocates for arts education may be doing more harm than good

Who’s the Grinch who stole arts education? While the nation’s education crisis is stuck on spin cycle, time and again we hear stories of the curative power of arts education.…

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