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WHAT DO YOU value most in a college? According to a new survey of 3,500 college students and parents by MONEY and Barnes & Noble College, families care most that schools help students develop the critical-thinking skills needed to succeed in a comple
STUDYING LIBERAL ARTS is a one-way ticket to Barista-ville, right? Not necessarily. While you may know a few recent English majors who struggled to find well-paying jobs, salary data show that graduates of four-year liberal arts colleges ultimately
Colleges and universities are spending too much time admitting students and not enough time on the exit process after the last finals are handed in and the graduation caps tossed. And as more students who see college as a step toward upward economic
Secretary John King’s exit memo offers a first look at what the administration thinks it has—and hasn’t—achieved.
THESE DAYS AMERICA CAN’T WAIT TO talk about class. In recent years, both financial crisis and stasis have prodded the nation to look hard at its systemic inequalities—even though a classless society is a foundational myth of the U.S. Just how fantast
There’s a strange sort of reverence that surrounds our relationship with sports. Jay Coakley first noticed it as a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame, in Indiana; he was studying sociology, so perhaps it was hard not to analyze the spor
The Founder Institute, a startup training and launch program, has developed a test to identify entrepreneurial personality traits. Take the abbreviated quiz below for a quick evaluation of your entrepreneurial prowess. PART 1: Each puzzle has three r
BALTIMORE—In the last few years, hundreds of schools across the United States have endorsed the idea that giving teens access to college classes while they’re still in the relative cocoon of high school helps ease the transition to higher education.
A charter network is leveraging its pool of former students in an effort to get more educators of color on staff.
DETROIT—Three young men in the back of a classroom at Henry Ford College stare intently at a machine that helps move panels along a conveyor belt. To the untrained eye, there doesn’t appear to be much going on, at least initially. But after several m
By tracking prospective pupils’ digital footprints, schools can make calculated decisions about their admissions outreach—for a price.
Increased focus on kids’ psychological health may seem like the education world's flavor of the day, but it's achieving results.
VIPKid pairs Chinese students and American instructors via the web | “What keeps me up at night is not growth, it’s quality”
The Princeton Review ranks the top graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the U.S.
Rhode Island is rolling out a statewide initiative to integrate student-specific instruction into classrooms.
A veteran educator reflects on the personalized-learning trend that’s left him wondering if a computer is more capable of doing his job than he is.
Robbert Dijkgraaf will sometimes let himself drift back to his childhood attic in the Netherlands. It was there that he did some of his first physics experiments, playing with discarded binocular optics that his father kept stacked in boxes. As he ha
Take a stroll down memory lane, a scroll through some #TBTs, or whatever the school kids are calling a throwback these days. Here are our favorite education stories The Atlantic published this year.
Regular readers of this column may recall that my father was a scientist at Bell Telephone Laboratories. Beginning his work in the 1950s, when computers were the size of classrooms and programming was something that was done by executives at one of t
Urban-education programs prepare them for imperative contemporary conversations with students.
For years, franchising was largely the domain of restaurants and retail, but today a new breed of business has risen to prominence in the franchise world. We call them personal-service franchises -- those businesses that are all about working with pe
Americans are often expected to have some level of higher education before they enter the workforce. These political leaders are asking: Shouldn’t government help them along?
Thousands of people will participate in Saturday's march. We reached out to three experts on teaching and climate change to find out how the event — and its aftermath — can help engage young people.
A Detroit couple decided to take a different approach when they opened their art-instruction franchise. Last year, they were the chain's highest-grossing franchisees.
In the latest report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Chinese mainland (consisting of the Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Guangdong provinces) ranked fifth among nations with the world’s highest math scores. Accord
Trump’s pick for education secretary was slammed for her failure to differentiate between growth and proficiency in response to a question from Senator Al Franken. Here’s how the states currently measure achievement.
A new survey reveals that four in 10 U.S. colleges have experienced a decline in international applicants for the Fall 2017 term. The survey of around 250 colleges and universities—which will be released in its entirety later this month—was conducted
The Al Fatih Academy in Virginia is one of about 270 Islamic schools in the U.S. The staff aim to give their students a well-rounded education and promote civic awareness.
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