U.S. News & World Report: Special Reports

A Guide to Common Core

The Common Core State Standards aim to raise student achievement by standardizing what's taught in schools across the United States, but have sparked controversy among educators, parents and politicians. U.S. News & World Report offers insight and analysis about the issues.

Be the Best You

A guide to being your best you, with tips and tricks for making the most of your money, your health, your career, your education, and your time.

The Beatles 50 Years Later

Fifty years after the Fab Four took the United States by Storm, U.S. News & World Report examines what the Beatles meant to America -- and how America changed the Beatles.

Best of 2013

Best of 2013 showcases U.S. News & World Report's most interesting, most-engaging, most highly trafficked content of the year, from news stories and photos to rankings of the top schools and hospitals.

JFK: 50 Years Later

Fifty years after his assassination, U.S. News & World Report looks back at the day he died and examines President John F. Kennedy's unfinished legacy.

Jobs in 2020

Which fields will be thriving, and which ones are likely to fail? U.S. News & World Report examines the factors that will drive America's workforce in the future.

Hospital of Tomorrow

An in-depth look at the challenges facing the hospital industry -- big data, staffing concerns, health insurance reform, and more -- and how the industry is adapting for the future. 

How to Live to 100

Why do some people live long, healthy, and happy lives, while others struggle with dementia, heart disease, and depression? Learn how to protect yourself from those outcomes based on the latest research on health, longevity, happiness and finances.

STEM Solutions

U.S. News & World Report's hub for news and information about science, technology, engineering and math education and employment.

U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index

The first comprehensive measure of science, technology, engineering and mathematics activity in the United States over time. Launched with support from the Raytheon Company.

The War on Poverty

Liberals and conservatives are still debating whether Johnson's War on Poverty was a success or a failure. Actually, it was both.

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