Education News and Trends
Colliding cultures (12/12/05)
Law schools fight the military over gay rights.
Justices wary of recruitment ban
"Don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays conflicts with campus nondiscrimination rules.
Get in, show up, drop out (11/28/05)
Too many college students fail to graduate.
Frats gone mild (11/28/05)
Colleges are on a binge to tame fraternities. But angry members (and alums) are fighting back.
An education in Muslim integration (11/21/05)
Could Islamic schools be part of the solution?
The underside of the Ivies (11/07/05)
Author Jerome Karabel tells Justin Ewers about his new book, The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton.
E-Learning 2005 (10/18/05)
Read about new approaches to distance education and browse our directory of undergraduate and graduate courses, certificates, and degrees in a variety of subject areas.
Just don't do it (10/17/05)
Are we teaching our kids way too much about sex? Or not nearly enough?
Success in the city (10/3/05)
A once-troubled urban school system is lauded for blazing a new path to academic progress.
Chris Whittle: still thinking big (9/29/05)
Justin Ewers talks to Edison Schools founder and CEO Chris Whittle about his book Crash Course: Imagining a Better Future for Public Education.
A counterintuitive take on school reform (9/22/05)
Anne McGrath talks to author Jay Greene about his book Education Myths: What Special-Interest Groups Want You to Believe About Our Schoolsand Why It Isn't So.
Too good to be true? (9/19/05)
Critics fear the rapid spread of Advanced Placement classes is diluting quality.
Animal House revisited (9/16/05)
A former Time correspondent discusses his new book, Binge: What Your College Student Won't Tell You.
Can teachers measure up? (9/12/05)
Qualified teachers are in high demand, but critics say new accountability rules are full of loopholes.
An uptick in SAT math scores (8/30/05)
As students bring home sky-high math scores, Alex Kingsbury outlines the trends in SAT results.
Undercover freshman (8/29/05)
U.S. News education writer Alex Kingsbury chats with Northern Arizona University's Cathy Small about her new book, My Freshman Year.
Not ready for college (8/17/05)
Graduating high school seniors who took the ACT college entrance exam this year were woefully unprepared for college-level work.
Education report card (7/14/05)
Recent data shows that younger students are improving their math and reading scores.
Learning from the beach (6/27/05)
Virtual classes give high school kids flexibility.
A quest for college cash (6/6/05)
A prime-time reality show aims to demystify the admissions and aid process.
Intensifying the job search (6/6/05)
Grads' earnest job hunts pay off.
Strength in numbers (5/23/05)
The Posse Foundation recruits inner-city kids for elite colleges, and makes sure they graduate.
A kick in the pants (5/23/05)
Tough-guy basketball coach Bob Hurley has built his legend by making the most out of the least and he doesn't rest until his players get into college.
Teaching to the test (5/16/05)
A school district tailors instruction to what each student knows and what each still needs to learn.
Class-conscious colleges (5/2/05)
Low-income students have long been a rare and invisible minority at elite colleges. That may be about to change.
Paying for College (4/18/05)
Where to find funding, how to avoid common financial aid mistakes, and more.
America's Best Graduate Schools (4/1/05)
2006 Graduate School Rankings
Back in demand (3/21/05)
This spring's graduates will find company recruiters eagerly seeking their services.
The new SAT (3/14/05)
It's bigger -- is it better?
Hard lessons (3/7/05)
What colleges can learn from the brouhaha at Harvard.
Attention, teens, this is a book (2/28/05)
High schools battle poor reading skills.
The new school spirit (2/14/05)
Colleges with strong religious identities are changing American society, business, and government.
How much money is enough? (1/24/05)
A court ruling could bring a windfall to New York City schools.
Degree mills (1/17/05)
Hot on the trail of academic fraud.
Drowning in applications (12/20/04)
Why does applying to college have to be so complicated?