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College Application Guru Turned Author Lacy Crawford on ‘Early Decision’

At this point in the summer, most high school juniors are already acquainted with the horrible agony that is the college admissions process. They’ve …

AP classes failing students

Taxpayers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years to nudge more students into Advanced Placement classes — but a close look at test scores suggests much of the investment has been wasted.<p>Expanding participation in AP classes has been a bipartisan goal, promoted by U.S. Education …

America’s Clouded College Thinking

College is having something of a branding crisis. It’s increasingly expensive, some of the most popular majors are declining in market value, and the …

Confederate Traitors Don't Deserve the Honors

I'd wholeheartedly favor a bill stripping U.S. military bases of names that honor rebel traitors:<p>Only a couple of the officers are famous. Fort Lee, …

Resurrecting Afghanistan: Khaled Hosseini’s ‘And the Mountains Echoed’

Can literature undo what war has done? If this is the question Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini asked himself in writing his latest book <i>And the</i> …

David's Book Club: The Souls of Black Folk

To read WEB DuBois' <i>The Souls of Black Folk</i> in near proximity to Booker T. Washington's <i>Up From Slavery</i> is a disorienting experience. <i>Up From Slavery</i> is …

The Education Issue: Does anyone read all those college applications? A parent finds out.