Latest from Jay Mathews

A Virginia teen battled to take the classes he wanted to take — and won.

  • Dec 13, 2018

Houston’s system shows why this daring idea is a money-saver in the long run.

  • Dec 7, 2018

Dozens of families accused of enrollment fraud at Ellington arts academy were cleared.

  • Nov 30, 2018

A story of helicopter parenting and a child who grew up to live in the White House.

  • Nov 21, 2018

But one father who made it inside said he was the one who learned a lot.

  • Nov 16, 2018

Voters did not list schools as a priority this year. Maybe that’s a good thing.

  • Nov 10, 2018

In one AP physics class, a class period was devoted to making a vocabulary poster.

  • Oct 31, 2018

Inspired by Special Olympics, nearly 300,000 teens play for fun, exercise and new friends.

  • Oct 26, 2018

National director Trevor Packer has focused on expanding the program to more students from disadvantaged backgrounds

  • Oct 23, 2018

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

  • Jan 28, 2016
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