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.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.