Young Man, Adult CrimeA teenage boy stands accused of killing an innocent man. Can the criminal justice system acknowledge a juvenile’s potential to change while also holding him accountable for a terrible act?
Schooled: The Flipped ClassroomCan watching lectures at home and doing homework in school improve high school learning?
Schooled: Does Class Size Matter?The formula for a successful school is more complicated than the teacher-pupil ratio.
Schooled: How to Choose a SchoolA discussion about navigating the many measures of public school quality.
Schooled: The Smartest Kids in the WorldDana Goldstein talks with author Amanda Ripley on Slate’s new education podcast.
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What You Need to Know About the Shocking Cheating Indictments in the Atlanta Public Schools
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American Cities Are Growing Faster Than Suburbs. Here's Why That's Good News for Our Kids.
How To Fix the Gender Gap in TechnologyMake your daughter play video games. It will help her get a high-paying job.
Liberals, Don’t Homeschool Your KidsWhy teaching children at home violates progressive values.
Kindergartners, Put Down Your Pencils Standardized testing for 5-year-olds sounds crazy. But it just might lead to a better way of assessing all kids.
Juvenile InjusticeJunior Smith was a troubled kid who needed help. Instead, West Virginia threw him in jail.
Who Gets to Control Newark’s Schools?A rabble-rousing new mayor wants to undo the reforms that Cory Booker, Chris Christie, and Mark Zuckerberg brought to town.
The PISA PuzzleThe lessons of the big test for our school reform movement aren’t as simple as they might seem.
Schooled: Is Giftedness Real?The problems with treating some students as especially talented.
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Romney Talked a Lot About Helping Poor Women at Tonight's Debate. So Why Does He Want To Cut Head Start?
The ApprenticeHow manufacturers and community colleges are teaming up—German-style—to create high-paying factory jobs.
No More Ditching Gym Class The next wave of standardized testing is here, measuring your kids in art, music, and phys ed. Is that even possible?
Machines Shouldn’t Grade Student Writing—YetStandardized tests will finally ask good essay questions. But robot grading threatens that progress.
Still Waiting for Superman Dave Eggers and Matt Damon’s American Teacher is almost as flawed as last year’s big school reform movie.
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Hillary Wants to Tell You About Her Mom Clinton appeals to women in her first campaign spots.
Left Holding the Baby Prudie counsels a woman asked to care for the child her ex-husband had with his affair partner.
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The “Olympics, Here?” Bonus Segment Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and June Thomas discuss hosting the Olympics in the good ol’ U.S.A.
How the Press Fell in Love With The Daily Show I was a correspondent during the show’s earliest years, when it was still a scrappy underdog poking the media in the eye. Then I watched it balloon into a media institution itself.
Passing the Buck New measures are supposed to keep credit and debit cards safer from fraud. But they may just be shifting the crime elsewhere.
It Took 22 Years for the Women’s 1,500-Meters Record to Fall. What's the Fastest Humans Can Possibly Run?