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.
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.
Amen, Canada! The Canadian Supreme Court, unlike the United States’ Supreme Court, understands that sectarian prayer is sectarian.
Stop Vilifying Almonds Yes, they use up a lot of water in drought-afflicted California. But the story gets a lot more complicated from there.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Chad Lorenz talks about running the home page, writing headlines, and his favorite picks from the magazine this week.
Golden Status The Warriors are the best team since Jordan’s Bulls. Why aren’t they respected as such?