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    The Real Lesson of the College Closures

    Outside the Ivy League, students who go home for the semester are at risk of leaving school for good.

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    What Could Happen if the Coronavirus Closed Schools for Days, Weeks, or Even Months

    We can get a sense of what to expect from Hong Kong, where students have already been out of school for more than a month.

  • Arinze Stanley

    The College President Who Simply Won’t Raise Tuition

    Mitch Daniels has frozen Purdue’s tuition—at less than $10,000—for seven straight years.

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    The Questions Sex-Ed Students Always Ask

    For 45 years, Deborah Roffman has let students’ curiosities guide her lessons on sexuality and relationships.

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    What School Could Be If It Were Designed for Kids With Autism

    Tracy Murray’s kindergarten classroom in New York City has a unique approach to supporting students on the spectrum.

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    When Schools Try to Tweak Winter Break, Families Fight Back

    Controversies over minor changes show how invested parents are in the end-of-year school calendar.

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    How Coal Country Becomes Solar Country

    In one Colorado county, solar-energy-training classes are helping ease the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.

  • Solomon Enos

    How to Save a Dying Language

    The Hawaiian language nearly went extinct. Now it’s being taught in dozens of immersion schools.


    What’s Lost When Black Children Are Socialized Into a White World

    I interviewed dozens of black mothers about how they help their kids navigate schools where they might be perceived as threats or made to feel unwelcome.

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    What’s the Difference Between a College and a University?

    There’s no such thing as a dumb question.

  • Laurel Golio

    Why Colleges Are Betting Big on Video Games

    A small Pennsylvania university has only one varsity program: e-sports. Is this the future of college athletics?

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    The College Campuses That Moonlight as Wedding Venues

    Some schools rent out their facilities, bringing in extra revenue during a time of widespread budgetary woes.

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    Six-Figure Price Tags Are Coming to Colleges

    The annual cost of attending several selective universities is slated to reach $100,000 within a few years.

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    The Power of a Wealthy PTA

    Thanks to parents’ donations, some public schools can afford shiny extras like coding classes, camping trips, and classroom iPads.

  • Na Kim

    Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids

    And start raising kind ones.

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    Should Britain Abolish Private Schools?

    After the country elected its 20th Etonian prime minister, some are questioning whether its education system is the solution to the country’s stagnant social mobility—or the problem.

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    Why Rhode Island’s Governor Is Taking Over Providence’s Public Schools

    The city’s schools have been failing for decades. The state believes it can fix them by stepping in.

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    As the Strike Approached in Chicago, Teachers Taught Labor

    “I asked the kids, ‘Do you want to know what we’re fighting about?’” said one teacher. They did.

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    An Attempt to Resegregate Little Rock, of All Places

    A battle over local control in a city that was the face of integration shows the extent of the new segregation problem in the U.S.

  • Why Is America So Obsessed With Ivy League Schools?

    The college-admissions process is so fraught with hysteria, many parents attempt to cheat their kids into elite institutions.

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