Latest from Jay Mathews

Are the wealthiest universities the best?

  • Apr 18, 2019

In some districts, erasing Robert E. Lee’s moniker is clear cut. Others might be less so.

  • Apr 12, 2019

A Harvard professor says too many schools are unaware of the help that is needed.

  • Apr 4, 2019

Vincent E. Reed inspired a generation and battled the school board to create a vibrant new campus.

  • Mar 30, 2019

Memo to desperate parents: Ultra-selective colleges don’t guarantee great success.

  • Mar 22, 2019

A remarkable book shows how teenagers can achieve mastery and enjoyment.

  • Mar 15, 2019

Researchers call for a blend of mastery, identity and creativity.

  • Mar 8, 2019

Two scholars’ investigation raises questions about the quality of what is being taught.

  • Mar 1, 2019

Research shows kids in elementary school don’t benefit much from nighttime lessons.

  • Feb 21, 2019

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

  • Jan 28, 2016
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