The parents in Overland Park, Kan., were fed up. They wanted their children off screens, but they needed strength in numbers. First, because no one wants their kid to be the lone weird one without a phone.
Combining education and technology is great—until it's not. Four years ago, Paul France left a teaching job in the Chicago suburbs to move to San Francisco and be part of the so-called personalized-learning
The toll that technology is taking on children’s health was laid bear today in two major reports that linked screen time to 12 deadly cancers and short-sightedness. A global review by the World Cancer
This is embarrassing. In the 1980s, Philip Morris and Reynolds were in a battle for new (read: young and healthy) customers that ended with Reynolds importing the cartoon character Joe Camel from Europe.
The push toward technology-focused education overlooks the students who lack the resources needed to complete their assignments. In decades past, students needed little more than paper, pencils, and time
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
For many kids, what they learn in high school isn’t preparing them for success in college or in their career. A new report delves into how our education system is letting them down. Work hard in school,
People who have had sex with fewer people seem to be more satisfied after they tie the knot. Is there hope for promiscuous romantics? If you are on the proverbial market, as you rack up phone swipes, dates,
Three times a week, 15,000 students stream into the Vines Center, a huge silver-domed building on the campus of Liberty University for “convocation”, an intoxicating mix of prayer, political rally and
In a higher education environment beset by political controversies, dwindling public trust, soaring costs, and increasing competition from alternatives to college, some schools are struggling to survive.
A slew of small, Uber-like companies have launched in recent years, offering parents a way to outsource their daily driving. If only children were allowed to drive, they could get from home to school piano
By Paul Waldman Paul Waldman Opinion writer covering politics Email Bio Follow Opinion writer Right now in Boston, a federal court is hearing a dramatic case about whether Harvard University discriminates
While sexual assault has many complex causes, one clear factor is young people’s comprehension of — or confusion about — what constitutes appropriate, consensual sex. Boys and young men in particular a
The company is also giving out $1,000 grants to parent organizations for online safety workshops. Google and the National Parent Teacher Association are joining forces to help educate parents and kids
Under-aged children could be barred from social media as part of a government crackdown on access to porn. New regulations, laid before Parliament, give Britain’s chief censor new powers to close down
Flashback to fall 2008 and you'll remember the free fall the U.S. economy experienced. At the heart of it was the collapse of the housing market. If you were house hunting before the crash, you could between
Berea College, in Kentucky, has paid for every enrollee’s education using its endowment for 126 years. Can other schools replicate the model? There’s a small burst of air that explodes from every clap.
The Kavanaugh confirmation fight revealed the GOP to be the party of situational ethics and moral relativism in the name of winning at all costs. This article was updated on Sunday, October 7 at 2:56 Unlike
Each year, more parents send their young child to elementary school equipped with a smartphone. For instance, the percentage of third-graders who reported having their own cellphone more than doubled 19
“He often plays alone,” my son’s teacher said in that soft, calm voice reserved for those who teach preschool. I shifted, trying to get comfortable in a tiny chair at a tiny table built for 4-year-olds.