The looming decline of the public research university

Cuts in research funding have left midwestern state schools—and the economies they support—struggling to survive

LISTEN: How districts are getting away with keeping black students out

Podcast explores how segregation is getting worse

How American schools fail kids with dyslexia

Kids often miss out on getting help when it comes to reading

How slavery helped build many U.S. colleges and universities

Dozens of American colleges and universities are investigating their historic ties to the slave trade and debating how to atone. (function() { if (!window.mc4wp) { window.mc4wp = { listeners: [],…

Schools in poor, rural districts are the hardest hit by nation’s growing teacher shortage

Vacancies often filled by unqualified substitute teachers

PODCAST: How colleges and universities are acknowledging their slaveholding pasts

A 63-year-old descendant of slaves sold to save Georgetown University will be a member of this year's freshman class


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Can Massachusetts support four public universities?

Massachusetts is a national leader when it comes to education, but its public colleges have long been treated as second-class institutions, operating in the shadows of top-notch private schools. Declining…

Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education

Pipeline to America’s schools

Group withdraws applications to convert remaining traditional schools in New Orleans to charters

This story is reprinted with permission. ExCEED Network Schools Charter Management Organization, a new group led by principals and Orleans Parish school district staff, has withdrawn its applications to convert…