This post has been updated. The photograph shows three malformed daisies, warped as if plucked from a Salvador Dali painting. An accompanying caption claims that the photo was taken near the site of the
Scott Barry Kaufman was placed in special education classes as a kid. He struggled with auditory information processing and with anxiety. But with the support of his mother, and some teachers who saw creativity
If you’re a parent, you’ve probably despaired more than once at the sight of your kid indelibly glued to their smartphone. Philosophy professor Jordan Shapiro has a radical proposal: Don’t despair, rejoice.
Research suggests the national preschool program reduces poverty. Can you change kids’ lives by sending them to preschool? It’s a question we’ve been trying to answer for at least half a century. A few
Whether you're a Gryffindor, a Hufflepuff, a Ravenclaw, a Slytherin or a muggle still hoping your Hogwarts letter will arrive by owl, it is undeniable that the Harry Potter fandom has had a lasting impact
Students in U.S. schools were less likely to be suspended in 2016 than they were in 2012. But the progress is incremental, and large gaps — by race and by special education status — remain. This data from
Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen consistently turns heads in higher education by predicting that 50% of colleges and universities will close or go bankrupt in the next decade. Christensen
A decade ago, at the end of my first semester teaching at Wharton, a student stopped by for office hours. He sat down and burst into tears. My mind started cycling through a list of events that could a
One veteran Mississippi teacher is forgoing textbooks for the local archives. Editor's Note: In the next five years, most of America’s most experienced teachers will retire. The Baby Boomers are leaving
When Maddy Nadeau was a toddler, her mother wasn't able to care for her. "I remember Mom was always locking herself in her room and she didn't take care of me. My mom just wasn't around at the time," says.
Every time Bill Zima, superintendent of schools in Hallowell, Maine, sends an email, it has this sentence under his signature: "Cultivating Hope In All Learners." This is his school district's philosophy.
The youngest generation in the U.S. is entering adulthood as the country's most racially and ethnically diverse generation and is on its way to becoming the best educated generation yet, according to Pew
“My job as a teacher is to be a first responder to poverty,” says Greg Cruey, a middle school teacher at Southside K-8 school. “If my students learn other stuff too, that’s great.” WAR, W.Va. ― Middle
Public education and its traditions united communities. But “school choice” could put that legacy at risk. In 2016, shortly after she was appointed to the position, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
Young people are among the loneliest of all Americans. Schools that teach kids how to deal with feelings of isolation could help put a dent in the epidemic. Starting in September of 2020, schoolchildren
Any academic boost from preschool fades out after a few years. Surprisingly, it still has lifelong effects. There’s a bizarre-seeming paradox sitting at the heart of research into early childhood education.
For centuries, education has been seen as something that happens to young people. A college degree, in particular, is often considered a once-in-a-lifetime experience, typically completed in one’s early
Youth voter turnout is notoriously low in the U.S., especially when social-studies classes are notably absent. It’s widely known that young adults in the United States tend to vote at lower rates than