How to make standardized tests fairer

Standardized testing isn't going away. A math teacher explains how to make these assessments better and fairer.

An extraordinary story of alleged sex abuse of students at elite private school over decades

The school is Horace Mann in New York City, and the details alleged in a new report commissioned by concerned alumni are sickening.

How to teach students to struggle and fail — productively

The fifth in a series of essays by teachers on the value of allowing students to struggle in class.



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How one majority-minority school fosters a college-going culture

The school provides academic and social-emotional supports for students who need them. Second in a series of "Schools of Opportunity" profiles.

New York taps new education commissioner — a superintendent fired in Florida

Why she was fired in Florida.

Maryland Gov. Hogan appoints two Common Core supporters to Board of Education

A Hogan spokeswoman had said he wanted to hit the pause button on the Core, but it doesn't sound like it now.

A Memorial Day quiz. Test yourself.

See how much you know about the holiday and America's wars.

Why Memorial Day is often confused with Veterans Day (but shouldn’t be)

Some history and statistics.

Pearson’s chief education adviser extolls the ‘joy’ of data

It wasn't Bill Gates, or Arne Duncan.

Military mom away for nine months surprises son at high school graduation

She turns up on stage to hand him his diploma. Watch the video.

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