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
The 1983 report, A Nation at Risk, spoke of a school system in ‘the grip of a crisis’ – kicking off cycles of shortcomings for American schools ‘My classroom has asbestos and bats’” a message from Betsy
The platform’s entertainment for children is weirder—and more globalized—than adults could have expected. ChuChu TV, the company responsible for some of the most widely viewed toddler content on YouTube,
When the Access Hollywood tape of Donald Trump, along with sexual assault stories involving Brock Turner and Bill Cosby, hit the news back in 2016, a middle school student in Maryland named Maeve Sanford-Kelly
So-called education reformers—myself included—constantly propose new plans, programs, and policies to fix whatever supposedly ails public education. These ideas often fall flat because teachers aren’t
A 15-year-old high school football player made a play and was tackled. He walked off the field and didn’t recognize his own mother, who snapped his photo. “I thought he was looking tough,” Kim Gavigan
This article has been updated to reflect news developments. A fresh-faced batch of teenagers just began a new school year, but will they get the most out of it? In the mornings, many are forced to get