Education

Why you can’t solve income inequality by sending people to college

Education has its limitations.

The list your college does not want to be on

Colleges that are doing a poor job of managing their finances are on a federal watchlist that could ultimately make it difficult to access financial aid dollars.

White kids are winning San Francisco’s school lottery, and the data proves it

Under a system designed to promote diversity, white students are attending just a few schools or leaving the district entirely.

Finland’s new plan to change school means combining subjects

Instead of teaching geography and foreign language classes separately, teachers will ask kids to name countries on a map in a foreign language.

Piketty to U.S: Fix your student debt crisis

The acclaimed French economist says the burden of student debt will be a drag on the labor force and ultimately hinder economic growth in the United States.

This one chart shows why now may be the worst time for you to get that PhD

An anxiety-producing chart will worry a lot of PhD seekers.

Zero-tolerance school drug policies only make drug use worse, a study finds

Don't suspend kids caught with drugs -- talk to them instead.

House Republicans want to cut back grants for poor college students

House Republicans want to freeze the maximum Pell Grant award for the next 10 years.

The states where poor kids are most likely to graduate from high school

New data from the Department of Education also shows that race was more of an obstacle to success in high school than income.

Virginia school suspends an 11-year-old for one year over a leaf that wasn’t marijuana

A Virginia 6th grader was suspended for bringing pot to school -- even though authorities know he didn't.

Merit pay doesn’t cause teachers to teach to the test, study finds

Not only did test scores improve for students in the program, but they were generally better off a decade after high school.

The hidden way to get a better job without a college degree

From yogis to forklift operators, millions of American workers rely on training they received outside of conventional higher education.

A decade of bad press hasn’t hurt fraternity membership numbers

College freshmen want to join fraternities now more than ever.

Teachers in Teach for America aren’t any better than other teachers when it comes to kids’ test scores

Researchers found that students with Teach for America teachers did not perform significantly better on standardized tests.

U.S. millennials post ‘abysmal’ scores in tech skills test, lag behind foreign peers

“We tend to think millennials are really savvy in this area. But that’s not what we are seeing,” researcher says.

Republicans want to shut down poverty research in North Carolina

A panel appointed by the Republican state legislature takes aim at research and advocacy for the poor.

This may be the way to eliminate the biases white students don’t even know they have​

Researchers have found a way to break down the barriers white people don't even know they have

Why Teach for America is suddenly having trouble recruiting college students

After years of expanding interest in the program, applications from prospective teachers declined by 12 percent last year.

Lowering student debt payments is costing taxpayers billions of dollars

Use of so-called income-driven plans could cost $22 billion more than the government expected, raising concerns about the sustainability of a cornerstone of the Obama administration's education policy.

Why conservatives should get behind Obama’s push for universal Pre-K

It's one of the most efficient places to put our money.

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