Latest from Jay Mathews

A new study paints a complex portrait of success in high school and college.

  • Sep 21, 2018

Some 1.8 million children in the United States are home-schooled.

  • Sep 13, 2018

Sometimes, students who should get in don’t.

  • Sep 7, 2018

Residency programs reject the practice of theory first, teaching later.

  • Aug 31, 2018

The well-regarded Scarsdale High program in New York may be unnecessarily selective.

  • Aug 24, 2018

A professor turned librarian wanted to know why some college students could barely read.

  • Aug 17, 2018

A single point on a test can be the difference between who’s declared gifted and who’s not.

  • Aug 10, 2018

Some 3 million people will start at U.S. colleges in the fall.

  • Aug 3, 2018

Common Core State Standards were supposed to revolutionize learning. Have they?

  • Jul 29, 2018

Many private colleges accept community college transfers, but the bad news outweighs the good.

  • Jan 28, 2016
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