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Pop Quiz: A Valentine’s Day Reading List

Published 02/07/2016 04:12 AM

This classic literature encourages us to embrace the broadest, least judgmental and most generous definition of love. Test your knowledge.

Yale Educator Recounts ‘Painful Experience’ of Halloween Email Furor

Published 02/07/2016 01:38 AM

Erika Christakis, a former lecturer at Yale, spoke for the first time in an interview about her experience as an unwitting target over campus protests against racial insensitivity.

Blackboard: The Feds’ Best-Value Schools

Published 02/06/2016 02:32 PM

High R.O.I.’s for low-income students.

Wanted in China: More Male Teachers, to Make Boys Men

Published 02/06/2016 12:34 PM

Education officials across China are aggressively recruiting male teachers, as the Chinese news media warn of a need to “salvage masculinity in schools.”

As Flint Fought to Be Heard, Virginia Tech Team Sounded Alarm

Published 02/06/2016 11:08 AM

Young scientists and their professor helped force Michigan officials to acknowledge the elevated levels of lead in drinking water, and now the government has requested the team’s assistance.

Wood Shop Enters the Age of High-Tech

Published 02/06/2016 04:21 AM

The D.I.Y. movement — to get students creating, be it for fun, for art or for entrepreneurship — is booming. There’s even a MOOC on how to teach tinkering.

Student Demands: Who’s Resigned, What’s Renamed

Published 02/06/2016 02:12 AM

Administrators have wrestled with a deluge of student demands related to cultural and racial issues on campus. Some have already been met.

New Stanford President Has Biotech Connection

Published 02/06/2016 02:03 AM

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, who will leave Rockefeller University to lead Stanford University, has also worked as an executive in the biotech industry,

The Learning Network: Student Question | How Materialistic Are You?

Published 02/05/2016 08:41 PM

How much does being able to buy things matter to you? Do you feel you understand the difference between “wants” and “needs”?

Notebook: The Sheltering Campus: Why College Is Not Home

Published 02/05/2016 06:53 PM

Universities have given in to the implicit notion that they should be a haven. But are they hindering their students’ development?

Ed Talk | Andrew Hacker: Who Needs Advanced Math? Not Everybody

Published 02/05/2016 06:52 PM

Andrew Hacker of Queens College on the importance of “adult arithmetic.” Algebra, he’s not so keen on.

Environmental Science: Learning to Live Small (in a Dumpster)

Published 02/05/2016 06:50 PM

Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Tex., has set a curriculum around a trash bin.

Data: The Feds’ Best-Value Schools

Published 02/05/2016 06:49 PM

Colleges with good return on investment for low-income students.

Blackboard: Create Your Own Language, for Credit

Published 02/05/2016 06:49 PM

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” turns constructed language into a hit.

Field of Study: Social Practice Degrees Take Art to a Communal Level

Published 02/05/2016 06:49 PM

For this M.F.A., hold the paint. These artists are learning communication, organization and negotiation.

The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | January, 2016

Published 02/05/2016 01:54 PM

We present a collection of articles about young people that appeared in The New York Times in the past month.

The Learning Network: News Q’s | Many Flint Residents Are Desperate to Leave, but See No Escape

Published 02/05/2016 09:30 AM

What are some of the daily challenges and worries residents face now that the tap water has been identified as hazardous?

The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | effluvium

Published 02/05/2016 05:01 AM

This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past three years.

Flint’s Former Manager Resigns as Head of Detroit Schools

Published 02/05/2016 02:50 AM

Darnell Earley, the state-appointed emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools, who had also managed Flint and oversaw its decision to draw its water from the Flint River, has resigned.

The Learning Network: Lesson Plan | Teaching With Protest Music

Published 02/04/2016 09:49 PM

Studying the protest music of yesterday or today can be an engaging teaching tool, whether the goal is to better understand a time period, analyze the power of lyrics and poetry, understand forces of social change or respond to current issues.

5 Tips to Improve Writing for Online Classes

Published 02/05/2016 03:00 PM

Online classes typically require more written communication and interaction than oral participation.

Scholarships With Spring Deadlines Can Grow College Cash​

Published 02/05/2016 02:30 PM

As winter comes to an end, so will your chance to apply to some of these scholarships.

4 Questions Employers Ask About Job Applicants With Online Degrees

Published 02/05/2016 02:00 PM

Employers may inquire about program's legitimacy and a student’s experience working in a team.

Explore Career Programs at Trade Schools, Community Colleges

Published 02/04/2016 01:30 PM

Students should ask about job placement rates when researching vocational programs. 

Student Loans May Affect Mortgage Eligibility

Published 02/03/2016 03:00 PM

Payments on student loans won't just affect how long it will take to save a down payment.

4 Questions to Ask About Financial Aid for Business School

Published 02/03/2016 02:00 PM

Applicants who are offered scholarships should find out if they can be renewed, says one expert.

4 Common Challenges of the U.S. College Application Process

Published 02/02/2016 03:37 PM

International students who cannot afford college application fees may be able to apply for a waiver.

10 Cheapest Online Bachelor's Programs for In-State Students

Published 02/02/2016 02:00 PM

Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts tops the list, charging $40 per credit, U.S. News data show.

Frequently Asked Questions About Law School Waitlists

Published 02/01/2016 03:00 PM

Waitlists have the most movement in April and July.

Don't Ask These Ineffective Questions While on College Tours

Published 02/01/2016 02:00 PM

Avoid topics that are beyond a student tour guide's knowledge, such as financial aid policies.

5 Factors to Build a Medical School Application List

Published 02/01/2016 01:30 PM

Applicants should consider their competitiveness and learning style when deciding where to apply.

Tell if an Online Program Has a Good Reputation

Published 01/29/2016 03:00 PM

Accreditation and rankings can help you determine if an online degree will be legitimate.

Decide Between Part-Time, Full-Time Online Degree Programs

Published 01/29/2016 02:30 PM

Students' obligations outside of class and their time frame for earning a degree play a role in the decision, experts say.

Avoid These 10 Mistakes in MBA Application Essays

Published 01/29/2016 02:00 PM

Don't ignore the business school's essay prompt.

Scholarships Abound for Students in Popular College Majors

Published 01/28/2016 03:00 PM

Students interested in business, computer science and psychology can find cash for college.

Judge the Appeal of Greek Life for International Students

Published 01/28/2016 12:30 PM

Movies set at U.S. colleges don't reveal what fraternities and sororities are really like.

How I Dealt With Student Debt: Real Borrowers Share Stories

Published 01/27/2016 03:00 PM

Three students detail their experiences paying for – and earning – a college degree.

College Savings Plans May Make Sense for Cash-Strapped Families

Published 01/27/2016 02:30 PM

It doesn't necessarily take a lot of money to open a tax-advantaged 529 plan account.

Shine on Secondary Medical School Application Essays

Published 01/26/2016 03:00 PM

Medical school applicants should show they're a good fit for a particular program, not for medicine itself.

Find a Niche at Law School as a First-Generation Professional

Published 01/26/2016 02:30 PM

Some schools have clubs for students who are the first in their family to attend professional school.

10 Colleges Where Graduates Have the Least Debt

Published 01/26/2016 02:00 PM

At seven schools, 2014 graduates who borrowed had less than $10,000, on average, in student loan debt.

Evaluate Career Services in an Online Education Program

Published 01/26/2016 01:30 PM

Online students should have similar networking opportunities to students on campus, experts say.

Chemistry Allows Arab Students to Experiment With Fields

Published 01/26/2016 12:00 PM

Graduates from Arab region universities can work in an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia, for example.

Master the Reading Comprehension Section on the LSAT

Published 01/25/2016 03:00 PM

Test-takers should know how to efficiently read passages.

Community Colleges Power Up Video Game Programs

Published 01/25/2016 02:30 PM

From video game art to programming, students can enter the field with a community college degree.

Show These 5 Traits During College Admissions Interviews

Published 01/25/2016 02:00 PM

Applicants who can demonstrate their leadership and work ethic have a better shot at standing out.

3 Tips for Parents to Teach Teens to Take Academic Responsibility

Published 01/25/2016 01:00 PM

Educators say parents need to show their teens that they value their education.

National Universities Where Students Are Eager to Enroll

Published 01/25/2016 12:30 PM

At 25 schools, more than half of accepted students attended in fall 2014, according to U.S. News data.

Liberal Arts Colleges Where Students Are Eager to Enroll

Published 01/25/2016 12:30 PM

At a few schools, as many as 8 out of every 10 accepted students went on to enroll in fall 2014, according to U.S. News data.

What Employers Think of Badges, Nanodegrees from Online Programs

Published 01/22/2016 02:30 PM

Some employers view them favorably, but many say they don't know a lot about them.​

3 Ways Your Online Classmates Might Surprise You

Published 01/22/2016 02:00 PM

Online students from around the world can help each other understand different ideas and perspectives.

10 Things Parents of College-Bound Students Need to Do

Published 01/22/2016 01:30 PM

Parents should know when to get involved in the college process. 

6 College Scholarship Myths to Steer Clear Of

Published 01/21/2016 03:00 PM

You'll lose out on free cash for college if you only rely on grades and don't apply for scholarships.

Avoid 4 Mistakes Wait-Listed MBA Applicants Make

Published 01/21/2016 02:00 PM

Trying to network your way into a school won't work, says one admissions expert.

4 Tips for Families Navigating College Financial Aid Amid Divorce

Published 01/21/2016 01:30 PM

Divorced parents say to prepare early for difficult conversations about paying for college.

Study: Student Loan Borrowers Delaying Other Life Decisions

Published 01/20/2016 03:00 PM

A majority of borrowers still believe education is worth the debt, but many are making financial sacrifices elsewhere.

Find Out What Recent Changes to 529 College Savings Plans Mean

Published 01/20/2016 02:30 PM

Buying a computer for college in 2016? You can use college savings.

Choose the Right Online Program in Entrepreneurship

Published 01/20/2016 02:00 PM

Career goals, cost and faculty interaction are factors to consider, experts say.

Map: 10 Top Destinations for U.S. Students Studying Abroad

Published 01/20/2016 01:30 PM

Discover the countries where the most U.S. students studied in 2013-2014.

Nontraditional Students Can Be Attractive Medical School Applicants

Published 01/19/2016 02:30 PM

But prospective medical school students who have been out of college a while may need to take extra coursework.​

Online Bachelor's Degree Programs With the Most International Students

Published 01/19/2016 02:00 PM

At five schools, more than 15 percent of online bachelor's degree students were international, U.S. News data show.

Pursue a J.D. for an Immigration Law, Policy Career

Published 01/19/2016 01:30 PM

As the population of U.S. residents from abroad increases, careers in immigration law are growing.

Mistakes International Students Make When Choosing an Arab University

Published 01/19/2016 12:00 PM

Don't select an Arab region university just for its location.

5 Last-Minute Questions About Law School Applications

Published 01/18/2016 03:00 PM

Know how to include a law school application addendum and what to do if you find a typo after you hit "submit."

Ask 3 Questions to Decide Between AP Exams, SAT Subject Tests

Published 01/18/2016 02:00 PM

These exams cover similar material, but test-takers will likely use them for different purposes.

How Parents, Teens Can Make Use of New PSAT Scores

Published 01/18/2016 01:00 PM

Recent changes to the PSAT have left some families with questions.

Negotiating the Many Definitions of Hybrid, Online Classes

Published 01/15/2016 02:30 PM

Be proactive in understanding why a school classifies a course as one or the other.

Consider a Second MBA Degree

Published 01/15/2016 02:00 PM

Applicants who received an MBA abroad can use a second MBA to strengthen job prospects.

Arab Region Nursing Programs Attract More Males

Published 01/14/2016 03:06 PM

Traditionally a female occupation, nursing is increasingly a hot prospect for both genders at Arab region universities.

Follow These January Steps for Scholarship Success

Published 01/14/2016 03:00 PM

It's getting late in the game, so students need to focus on prioritizing scholarship applications with upcoming deadlines.

Find the Right College for Becoming an Entrepreneur

Published 01/14/2016 02:00 PM

At some universities, undergrads work with real startups to gain experience. 

A Glossary for Medical School Applicants

Published 01/13/2016 03:30 PM

Knowing these terms can help prospective medical school students during the application process – and after.

What to Expect Filling Out the FAFSA for the First Time

Published 01/13/2016 03:00 PM

Don't be blindsided by the type and amount of financial aid you're eligible for.

Keep an Eye on These College Savings Trends in 2016

Published 01/13/2016 02:30 PM

Physical gift cards and clearer spending guidelines for 529 plans could help families saving – and paying – for college.

5 Ways to Ease the Stress of Taking the SAT, TOEFL

Published 01/13/2016 01:00 PM

With proper planning, international students can reduce anxiety about taking these standardized tests.

Low-Cost Public Online Bachelor's Programs for Out-of-State Students

Published 01/12/2016 02:00 PM

Out-of-state students pay just $20,640 for a bachelor's degree at one school, U.S. News data show.

Choose Between AP, Online Classes

Published 01/12/2016 02:00 PM

Online college courses might be a better path than Advanced Placement to earning early college credit.

4 Tips for Adults Applying to Top Online Bachelor's Degree Programs

Published 01/12/2016 01:30 PM

Just because a program is online doesn't mean it will be easier to get into, experts say.

Demystify Logical Reasoning Question Types on the LSAT

Published 01/11/2016 03:00 PM

Inference, assumption and flaw questions make up a significant portion of the logical reasoning section on the LSAT.

4 Answers for Parents About College-Level Classes in High School

Published 01/11/2016 01:00 PM

These classes often require more independent learning and study time outside of class.

5 Tips for Researching Online Programs as an International Student

Published 01/08/2016 02:00 PM

Globally diverse faculty and international networking opportunities are two factors to consider.

3 Reasons to Apply to High-Effort, High-Dollar Scholarships

Published 01/08/2016 12:00 PM

Hard work really can pay off when it comes to funding your college education.

Transition Into Nursing With an Accelerated Graduate Degree Program

Published 01/07/2016 02:00 PM

In three years, an accountant can become a nurse practitioner with the right accelerated program.

Lawyer Navigates Journey From School to Health Care Practice

Published 01/07/2016 01:00 PM

Chicago attorney Holly Carnell discusses how she got a job for a major law firm that handles health care issues.

Explore What Perkins Loan Program Extension Means for Students

Published 01/06/2016 03:00 PM

The recent extension could be good news for some student loan borrowers.

2016 Is the Year to Finish All of Your Higher Education Resolutions

Published 01/06/2016 02:00 PM

U.S. News Education Twitter followers share their education goals for 2016. 

5 New Year To-Do's for Prospective International Student Applicants

Published 01/06/2016 12:30 PM

A group of friends applying to U.S. colleges at the same time can help keep each other on track.

Strategies to Select the Right Medical School to Attend

Published 01/05/2016 03:00 PM

Accepted medical students may want to weigh existing personal relationships in their final decision.

Examine the Benefits, Drawbacks of Online Learning for Introverts

Published 01/05/2016 02:30 PM

In the online classroom, introverted students can become active class participants, experts say.

Colleges Where Freshmen Usually Return

Published 01/05/2016 02:00 PM

More than 97 percent of freshmen at each of these schools returned for another year.

10 Graduate Engineering Programs Where Few Get In

Published 01/05/2016 01:30 PM

Fewer than 16 percent of applicants were accepted at each of these schools, according to U.S. News data.

Weigh Retaking the LSAT in February, Applying With a Low December Score

Published 01/04/2016 03:00 PM

Not all law schools will consider February results.

Determine If Returning to College Makes Sense as an Older Adult In 2016

Published 01/04/2016 02:30 PM

Many Twitter users told U.S. News adults should think about going back to school to stay competitive in the job market.

4 Questions to Ask About Online Dual MBA Degree Programs

Published 01/04/2016 02:15 PM

Students should determine whether a dual degree is the right fit for their career goals, experts say.

3 College Application Trends for 2016

Published 01/04/2016 02:00 PM

Shifts in education are placing a greater emphasis on personal expression and individuality. 

Tips to Maximize Your MBA Application Feedback Session

Published 01/01/2016 02:00 PM

These brief sessions with schools can provide valuable insight into why you were rejected.

Make a Plan to Prioritize Your Scholarship Applications

Published 12/31/2015 03:00 PM

Organizing awards by deadline and type can help you avoid wasting time.

A Look at Life as a Criminal Defense Attorney

Published 12/31/2015 02:11 PM

Jessica Burke discusses her job as a criminal defense lawyer in rural New England.

3 Student Loan Wishes for 2016

Published 12/30/2015 03:04 PM

Greater borrower transparency tops the list of wants for the new year.

4 Ways to Use Social Media as an Online Student

Published 12/30/2015 02:00 PM

Platforms such as Facebook allow online students to connect with classmates and showcase work, experts say.

6 Questions to Ask Your Premed Adviser

Published 12/29/2015 02:30 PM

Being prepared for your first meeting is the first step in building a relationship with this important advocate.

6 Questions to Ask About Course Delivery in Online Programs

Published 12/28/2015 03:04 PM

Interactivity and student interaction are two factors to consider, experts say.

Attorney Wades Into Commercial Lending

Published 12/28/2015 02:50 PM

Andy Park talks negotiating and litigating commercial loans for a Philadelphia firm.

3 Things High School Teachers Plan To Work On in 2016

Published 12/28/2015 02:49 PM

Some high school teachers plan to work on making learning more student driven.

4 Tips for Creating a Winter Break ACT, SAT Prep Schedule

Published 12/28/2015 02:00 PM

Multiple full-length practice tests should be on test-takers' holiday break agenda.

Shoot for These 5 Big Deal College Scholarships

Published 12/24/2015 03:00 PM

Take a chance on applying for these high-value awards.

5 Questions to Ask If You Want to Be a Doctor

Published 12/24/2015 02:00 PM

Prospective medical students should know what classes they'll need to be a physician.

Saying 'I Do' Could Affect Your Student Debt

Published 12/23/2015 03:00 PM

Protections are in place, though, for spouses of those paying off federal student loans.

Match MCAT Prep to Your Learning Style

Published 12/23/2015 02:30 PM

Whether you learn best by doing or talking a concept through with a group, there's a good way to prep for the MCAT.

Holiday Celebrations Abound on Arab Region Campuses

Published 12/22/2015 12:30 PM

Students at Arab region universities can celebrate national and religious holidays in a variety of ways – which can help them adjust.

Train to Recognize LSAT Logical Reasoning Arguments

Published 12/21/2015 03:00 PM

Learn to identify an argument's premises and conclusion and boost your exam score.

Strengthen a Rejected Round 1 MBA Application for Subsequent Rounds

Published 12/21/2015 02:30 PM

Speaking with a recruiter, not an admissions officer, can help applicants determine the right time to apply to school.

Avoid Winter Vacation Brain Drain With These Student-Approved Tips

Published 12/21/2015 02:00 PM

Using your break to read or organize school materials can set you up for spring success.

National Universities With a Strong International Student Presence

Published 12/21/2015 02:00 PM

At each of these U.S. schools, at least 19 percent of undergrad students hail from overseas.

3 Points to Discuss With Teens About Anonymous Messaging

Published 12/21/2015 01:00 PM

The anonymous messaging platforms that many teens use may not be anonymous, one expert says.

4 Questions Students Should Ask About Health Care Abroad

Published 12/21/2015 12:30 PM

Medications prescribed at home might not be legal in an international student's destination country.

Tips for Applying to B-School After Years in the Workforce

Published 12/18/2015 02:00 PM

Experienced candidates need to show progression and a desire to continue career growth in MBA applications.

Follow 4 Steps to Narrow Your College Scholarship Search

Published 12/17/2015 03:00 PM

Streamline the process by taking time to prioritize and organize your list of potential awards. 

Sharpen Last-Minute Secondary Medical School Applications

Published 12/17/2015 02:00 PM

Turning in applications as soon as possible is critical, experts say.

10 National Liberal Arts Colleges With the Most International Students

Published 12/17/2015 02:00 PM

Students from abroad make up about 16 percent or more of the student body at each of these schools. 

Strengthening Partnerships between Businesses and Community Colleges to Grow the Middle Class

Published 02/05/2016 08:53 PM

Most first-time college students enroll in certificate or associate degree programs, indicating that the role of America’s more than 1,000 community colleges is more critical than ever. By offering students an affordable education and training close to home, community colleges may be the only option for some students who are raising children, working, in need of remedial classes, or can only take classes part-time. They are also uniquely positioned to partner with employers to create tailored training programs to meet economic needs within their communities.

Balancing Assessments: A Teacher’s Perspective

Published 02/04/2016 06:57 PM

As a Teaching Ambassador Fellow, my colleagues and I have the honor of speaking with thousands of educators, parents, and students across the country about their greatest hopes for education and what’s working well for them or not. Just as I have struggled with the amount of testing in my own classroom, we invariably hear about the amount of instructional time and energy devoted to testing.

Girls and Coding: Seeing What the Future Can Be

Published 02/04/2016 01:22 AM

3 Types of FAFSA Deadlines You Should Pay Attention To

Published 02/03/2016 06:00 PM

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King announces guidance to states to help reduce testing

Published 02/03/2016 01:16 AM

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced today new guidance to help states identify and eliminate low-quality, redundant or unhelpful testing.

ED Seeks Summer Interns

Published 02/02/2016 08:00 PM

Have you ever wondered about pursuing a federal career? Are you interested in public service? Would you like to gain valuable work experience and help move the needle on education issues in this country? The Department of Education may have opportunities that match your interests – and we’re currently accepting applications for interns!

U.S. Department of Education Takes Enforcement Against Two School Ownership Groups

Published 02/01/2016 06:44 PM

As part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing commitment to protect students and increase accountability and transparency in higher education, the U.S. Department of Education is taking action to end the participation in the federal student financial assistance programs of 23 Marinello Schools of Beauty (Marinello) campuses in Nevada and California and three Computer Systems Institute (CSI) campuses in Illinois.

Don’t Be Fooled: You Never Have to Pay for Student Loan Help

Published 01/29/2016 08:30 PM

Cross-posted from Medium.

Education Department Announces James Cole Jr. to Assume the Duties of Deputy Secretary

Published 01/28/2016 10:22 PM

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced today that James Cole Jr., who is currently serving as General Counsel to the Department, will assume the duties of Deputy Secretary.

Calling on All to Lift Up the Teaching Profession

Published 01/28/2016 01:08 AM

Out in the field with students.

What We Ought To Be

Published 01/27/2016 10:27 PM

Remarks prepared for Acting Secretary of Education, John King, for The National Action Network's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Breakfast. Thank you, Reverend Sharpton. I don't know whether it's more daunting to follow you at the podium, or to precede the Attorney General. I do know that I'm glad to be part of this formidable gathering, and grateful to you, Reverend Sharpton, for your leadership.

Large School Districts Come Together to Prioritize Sustainability

Published 01/26/2016 09:45 PM

I once heard a student ask: “To change everything, we need everybody to take action. How will you engage others in developing a brighter, more just global community?” When I think back to that student’s question, I’m pleased to now report that 21 large districts have come together with the support of the Green Schools Alliance (GSA) to collaborate on more sustainable school options.

“The World Would Be a Better Place If …”: National PTA and ED Honor Student Artists

Published 01/26/2016 01:34 AM

On the inside of high-schooler Maria Quiles’ right wrist is the neatly crafted tattoo of a treble clef, surrounded by notes. Having epilepsy, she relies on the tattoo, coupled with her musical passion, for courage during seizures.

Engaging Families via Student-Led Conferences: Perspective from One of Our Teaching Ambassador Fellows

Published 01/25/2016 11:27 PM

In eleven years of teaching, I have seen numerous out of school factors impact student achievement, from changes in global and digital interconnectedness to families’ relative access to quality healthcare. Throughout, there has been one constant that shines as the most important out of school factor — family engagement.

SBIR Women Developers Got Game

Published 01/22/2016 10:29 PM

Cross-posted from the SBIR blog.

Supporting America's Educators to Expand Opportunity

Published 01/22/2016 03:24 AM

Thank you very much, Ms. Suliman, for that kind introduction. Good afternoon, everybody.

Our Teachers Edition Newsletter Will Now Feature ‘Voices from the Classroom’

Published 01/21/2016 07:57 PM

For teachers. By teachers. Imagine if all of the policies that affect our classrooms were written by teachers. All the assessments, too. Anyone who spends their days in America’s classrooms knows we’re a long way away from achieving that vision. Despite that, as an elementary school reading teacher in New Haven, Conn., I know that the best success I’ve had has been with lesson plans I’ve written with my colleagues, assessments we’ve created together. I’d bet you feel the same way.

Toledo Public Schools, U.S. Education Department Reach Agreement to Address Issues of African American Student Access to Resources

Published 01/21/2016 03:19 PM

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights and Toledo Public Schools announced today that the district has entered into a resolution agreement to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in providing equitable resources to African American students.

Fact Sheet: Helping More Americans Complete College: New Proposals For Success

Published 01/19/2016 04:08 PM

"We agree that real opportunity requires every American to get the education and training they need to land a good-paying job."—President Barack Obama, State of the Union, January 12, 2016

Hearing from First-Generation Immigrant Youth and Parents About Education

Published 01/15/2016 08:15 PM

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to convene an intimate meeting at the Department of Education (ED) with a group of first-generation immigrant students and parents for a conversation with former Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Acting Secretary John King to discuss their experiences as they try to assimilate to their new country and education system. As a first-generation American whose own family emigrated from Brazil sixteen years ago, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to shine a light on stories of other immigrant families.

New Guidance Highlights High Impact Opportunities to Support Healthy Students

Published 01/15/2016 03:55 PM

In a new letter sent today to governors, chief state school officers, state health officials and state Medicaid directors, the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) recognize the critical role that healthcare coverage and health services play in ensuring all students are ready and able to learn, and recommend action steps to better coordinate health and education services for all students and their families.

Working Together to Remove Barriers

Published 01/14/2016 08:06 PM

One of the Department’s central goals is to foster equitable education opportunities for all students and to eliminate barriers to those opportunities. What follows is an account of an important resolution agreement reached between our Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the University of Phoenix to ensure equal access for students with disabilities to online education.

Giving Every Child in America a Fair Shot at a Great Education

Published 01/14/2016 02:19 PM

In the days immediately following the State of the Union, Cabinet officials are embarking on the “State of the Union: Cabinet In Your Community” road tour to engage Americans in small towns, big cities and Indian country about the advancements the Administration has made on the most important issues facing the American people, as well as the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. The President made clear in his State of the Union address that the true test is not the challenges we face, but how we approach those challenges.

ED Games Day Comes to Washington, D.C.

Published 01/13/2016 10:31 PM

In recent years, the U.S.

Opportunity for America Tour Announced

Published 01/13/2016 06:20 PM

Acting Secretary John King has announced his Opportunity Across America tour! He’ll meet with students, teachers, principals, parents and community leaders in four states and Washington, D.C.

Confused About Your Student Loans? You're Not Alone

Published 02/07/2016 11:18 AM

Here are the tips, tools and calculators that can help make sense of all that debt.

How Limited Internet Access Can Subtract From Kids' Education

Published 02/06/2016 10:16 PM

Smartphones are often credited with helping bridge the "digital divide" between people who do and don't have Internet access at home. But is mobile Internet enough for a family with a kid in school?

OK, Google, Where Did I Put My Thinking Cap?

Published 02/05/2016 07:52 PM

It can be too easy for students to Google an assignment before they stop to think about it. Some researchers say we're losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on the search bar.

Making Science Teaching More Than 'A Backup Plan'

Published 02/04/2016 02:00 PM

The Learning Assistant Program at the University of Colorado Boulder is producing better science learning from kindergarten through college.

Education Secretary Calls For Fewer (But Better) Tests

Published 02/03/2016 12:12 PM

"Simplistic or poorly constructed tests," says John King, "just take away from critical learning time."

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager To Step Down

Published 02/02/2016 09:57 PM

The state-appointed emergency manager of the Detroit public schools system is calling it quits. Darnell Earley was a big target because of his job before this one — as emergency manager of Flint.

Controversial Emergency Manager Of Detroit's Public Schools Resigns

Published 02/02/2016 05:46 PM

Darnell Earley has been criticized over poor school conditions in Detroit. Earlier, he oversaw the city of Flint's switch to a new water source that led to elevated lead levels.

The Science Of Getting Kids Organized

Published 02/02/2016 12:00 PM

Can teaching kids impulse control, self-evaluation and focus actually help them do better in school? Parents are paying top dollar for executive function coaches.

What It Means That The High School Diploma Is Now A Moving Target

Published 02/01/2016 12:00 PM

At least six states are switching the rules so students can get diplomas retroactively.

Post Student Protests, Controversial Rhodes Statue Stays

Published 01/31/2016 12:45 PM

Rachel Martin has an update on last week's story from Oxford University, where students called for a controversial statue to be removed.

For-Profit Colleges Seeking Veterans' GI Bill Dollars Aren't Always The Best Fit

Published 01/29/2016 12:06 PM

There are growing calls for leading universities as well as community colleges to do more to attract and serve those who served.

Immigrants' Son Is 1 Of 12 Students Worldwide To Ace AP Calculus Exam

Published 01/28/2016 09:58 PM

Of the 302,532 students who took the Advanced Placement calculus exam, Cedrick Argueta, the son of a Salvadoran maintenance worker and a Filipina nurse, was one of 12 to earn every single point.

American Muslims Tackle Terrorism With Teens' Best Tool: The Internet

Published 01/27/2016 10:27 PM

These millennials and teenagers no longer want to stay silent. They are using what they know best — the Internet — to counter the Islamic State's propaganda.

For-Profit DeVry University Is Sued Over Employment Figure Claims

Published 01/27/2016 09:57 PM

The school maintains that 90 percent of its graduates who are looking for work find employment in their field. The Federal Trade Commission calls that statement deceptive.

Lowering The Bar For The New GED Test

Published 01/27/2016 11:30 AM

Many students had complained the new version was too hard. A lower minimum passing score means tens of thousands of students could potentially get their high school equivalency diplomas retroactively.

How NYC schools are celebrating Lunar New Year this Monday

Published 02/07/2016 09:04 PM

New York City public schools are wishing students a happy Lunar New Year by officially recognizing it as a holiday. In a city where one in eight residents is of Asian descent, according to the US Census, Chinese, Taiwanese, and Korean American parents for years have had to choose between celebrating the most important Asian holiday with their children or maintaining their attendance records. According to New York state senator Daniel Squadron, whose constituency includes residents of Chinatown, the number of Asian Americans in the public school system is higher even than the city total – one in six students are of Asian descent.

Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs

Published 02/07/2016 03:40 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jessica Ries settles in behind the counter of Tip Top Tux and phones a couple to remind them of an upcoming fitting before their wedding. In the back room, beyond the dapper mannequins and vest swatches of pink, yellow and blue, a tote filled with review packets for 24 of her Hayward Elementary School students awaits her attention if she gets any down time.

Conn. governor critical of town considering arming teachers

Published 02/05/2016 10:55 AM

KENT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town is considering a program that trains teachers to use guns in the event of an active shooter, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has come down hard on the idea.

In contentious debate, Clinton and Sanders both claim 'progressive' mantle

Published 02/05/2016 05:57 AM

By Amanda Becker DURHAM, N.H. (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton went on the attack against rival Bernie Sanders on Thursday in their most contentious presidential debate yet, questioning whether his ambitious proposals were viable and accusing him of an "artful smear" in suggesting she could be bought by political donations. Sanders fought back repeatedly, questioning Clinton's progressive credentials and portraying her as a creature of the political establishment in a debate that featured heated exchanges on healthcare, college tuition funding and efforts to rein in Wall Street. The intensity reflected a race that has seen Clinton's once prohibitive lead in polls shrivel against Sanders as the two vie for the Democratic nomination for the Nov. 8 election.

Rural Oklahoma school posts warning of armed staff

Published 02/04/2016 10:12 PM

A rural school district in Oklahoma put up signs this week alerting visitors that some staff members have access to guns, in what it says is an effort aimed at deterring school violence. Schools in Okay, Okla., about 48 miles southeast of Tulsa put up signs that read, “Please be aware that certain staff members at Okay Public Schools can be legally armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students,” the Tulsa World reports. The signs follow up on a gun policy in the district’s schools – which serve 420 students – approved by the school board in August that says staff members may bring a gun to campus concealed on their person or kept in a locked box.

Meek Mill uses life experiences as word of caution to students

Published 02/04/2016 10:04 PM

A Philadelphia rapper brought a cautionary tale to local high school students on Thursday.

Only hours left for winner to claim $63 million California lotto prize

Published 02/04/2016 09:29 PM

Only hours remained on Thursday for the buyer of a $63 million lottery ticket sold last year in Southern California to claim the prize before the money gets turned over to public schools in what would be the biggest forfeited jackpot in state history. The winning SuperLotto Plus ticket was sold last August at a 7-Eleven convenience store in the Los Angeles community of Chatsworth. The prize, if not accepted by 5 p.m. PST, will set the record as the largest unclaimed California lottery jackpot, surpassing the $28.5 million for a ticket sold in September 2003.

Why did Detroit Public Schools bar union's inspectors?

Published 02/04/2016 03:03 PM

The Detroit’s teachers union isn’t happy with the city’s public schools, after district officials barred the union's health inspectors from entering school grounds. The Detroit Federation of Teachers had invited the environmental experts to check out possible health and safety concerns inside nine schools. "Prohibiting health inspectors to enter schools further erodes the trust of the school community.

Explore Career Programs at Trade Schools, Community Colleges

Published 02/04/2016 01:30 PM

Students who want to learn a trade in less time than it takes to earn a bachelor's degree, and in some cases for less money, can look to technical schools and vocational programs at community colleges for the training they need to start a career. Vocational programs offer skills training and certification in specific career fields such as car repair or welding. The programs are offered by four-year colleges, community colleges and stand-alone institutions.

Why Community Colleges Can’t Solve America’s Higher Ed Woes

Published 02/04/2016 01:12 PM

As the cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s higher-ed agenda—and a traditional, budget-friendly alternative to spiraling tuition at four-year schools—community colleges have morphed from educational afterthought to a key component in the nation’s plans to lead the world in college graduates by 2020. According to the report, 80 percent of new community college students intend to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Zambia closes two government universities after student protests

Published 02/04/2016 08:52 AM

Zambia closed two government universities on Wednesday following violent student protests over unpaid meal allowances, its higher education minister said. Minister Michael Kaingu said the government had indefintely closed the University of Zambia and Copperbelt University to protect people's lives and property. Police had apprehended 26 University of Zambia students who blocked a road and stoned motor vehicles in Lusaka late on Tuesday during the protest, police spokeswoman Charity Chanda said.

Chicago Public Schools sells bonds to keep doors open

Published 02/04/2016 02:02 AM

Chicago Public Schools has sold $725 million in tax-exempt bonds it says will help get the district through the rest of the school year. Because the district has received a low credit rating, it must pay ...

How can schools stop giving students bad tests?

Published 02/03/2016 09:14 PM

The US Department of Education on Tuesday called for states to find and weed out “low-quality, redundant or unhelpful testing” in their schools, and offered guidance to support the process. Acting US Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., in a release sent to states’ top school officials, acknowledged that many students are spending too much class time taking tests, and that exams can be overemphasized or less effective than other school activities. “High-quality assessments give parents, educators and students useful information about whether students are developing the critical thinking and problem solving skills they need to succeed in life,” Dr. King said in a department video posted online Tuesday.

Teachers, students protest education system in Hungary

Published 02/03/2016 07:14 PM

MISKOLC, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of teachers, students and parents in several cities in Hungary protested Wednesday against the government's centralization of the education system and the increasing overburdening of pupils and educators.

Is This Why So Many Students Have Too Much Debt?

Published 02/03/2016 05:40 PM

Almost all college financial aid officers (95 percent) believe that their office has a responsibility to educate students in financial literacy. Nearly 60 percent of the financial aid officers surveyed said that they struggled to get support from campus leadership for financial literacy. The U.S. Department of Education requires entrance and exit counseling for those taking out student loans, but less than half of those surveyed believed that those programs were effective in teaching students everything they need to know about financial aid and borrowing.

San Francisco could become 1st city to ban eviction of teachers during school year

Published 02/03/2016 04:25 AM

San Francisco could become the first city to ban the eviction of teachers from their homes during the school year.

Chicago schools to cut spending after teachers reject offer

Published 02/03/2016 01:35 AM

The Chicago Public schools (CPS) will turn to layoffs and reduced pension contributions after its contract offer to teachers was rejected on Monday, school Chief Executive Officer Forrest Claypool said on Tuesday. "We do not want to do this," Claypool told reporters, referring to the planned cuts, which a school spokeswoman initially said would save $165 million for the current budget. Claypool added that the top priority is to keep classroom doors open.

Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer

Published 02/03/2016 12:56 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday they're ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more pension costs after their union rejected the latest contract offer, ratcheting up the tone of contentious negotiations that have lasted over a year.

The Latest: Teachers' union wants local control for district

Published 02/02/2016 10:48 PM

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the state-appointed emergency manager for the Detroit Public Schools stepping down (all times local):

State manager for Detroit schools leaving job months early

Published 02/02/2016 08:26 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Criticized on two fronts for his role in Flint's lead-tainted water crisis and his handling of teacher sick-outs and building conditions in Detroit's troubled public schools, Darnell Earley has decided to step down from his job as the state-appointed emergency manager for Michigan's largest school district before the end of his 18-month term.

Detroit school system's manager to step down this month

Published 02/02/2016 05:50 PM

Detroit Public Schools' emergency manager Darnell Earley is stepping down later this month, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said on Tuesday. Earley, who has drawn criticism from the teachers union and black state lawmakers for the crumbling state of the city's schools, will leave the school district on Feb. 29, the governor said in a statement. Earley, who had formerly presided over the city of Flint and its now lead-contaminated water system, has served as manager of the Detroit schools since January 2015.

Bizarre Cosby twist: former prosecutor to testify on his behalf

Published 02/02/2016 02:36 PM

A former district attorney who says he struck a "non-prosecution" deal with Bill Cosby in return for the actor's testimony in a civil lawsuit will be Mr. Cosby's star witness on Tuesday, as his lawyers attempt to throw out the only criminal case brought against him, despite years of allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted dozens of women. Bruce Castor Jr. promised Cosby he would not be prosecuted if he testified freely in a 2005 civil lawsuit brought by Andrea Constand, the former Temple University women's basketball team manager who claims that Cosby gave her pills and sexually assaulted her in 2004.

Ed Department gives states ways to cut standardized testing

Published 02/02/2016 01:59 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is offering states and local school districts a lesson plan of sorts for reducing standardized testing in public schools.

Syrian refugee teachers help fill the education gap

Published 02/02/2016 08:03 AM

QAB ELIAS, Lebanon (AP) — In the refugee camp in eastern Lebanon where Fatima Khaled lives with her two daughters, only three children found a spot in the local school.

Chicago teachers union rejects 'serious offer' from district

Published 02/02/2016 12:52 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union announced Monday it has rejected a four-year contract proposal, saying the offer does not address school conditions, a lack of services for some students or the fiscal crisis the nation's third-largest district faces.

Chicago teachers' bargaining team rejects contract offer

Published 02/01/2016 11:25 PM

A bargaining team for the Chicago teachers' union on Monday unanimously rejected a contract offer from the financially troubled city, raising the possibility of a strike and possibly causing a new embarrassment for embattled Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The rejection means the union and Chicago Board of Education will enter a final stage of talks to avert a possible strike, which could come as early as May 23. Chicago Public Schools officials had been hoping to relay positive developments on its teachers' contract to potential buyers of its $875 million of bonds expected to sell this week.

13 college students on school picnic drown in western India

Published 02/01/2016 03:39 PM

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say 13 college students on a school picnic have drowned while swimming in the sea in western India.

2016 candidates seek to boost turnout in Iowa caucuses

Published 02/01/2016 08:19 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Emily Isaac used her college graduation gift money to fly from California to Iowa to help Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders win the Iowa caucuses and, ultimately, go on to grab the Democratic nominee for president.

With Iowa caucuses looming, candidates push for turnout

Published 01/31/2016 11:07 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Emily Isaac used her college graduation gift money to fly from California to Iowa to help Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders win the Iowa caucuses and, ultimately, go on to grab the Democratic nominee for president.

Should you apply to a state school outside of your state?

Published 01/31/2016 06:12 PM

For high school students wondering what their chances are of getting into public universities outside their home states, there’s good news and bad news: Many public universities are admitting more out-of-state students, but that’s because those students have to pay a lot more in tuition and fees.

President Obama pledges $4 billion in Computer Science for All program

Published 01/31/2016 02:31 AM

As his presidency draws to a close, it would appear that much of President Obama’s legacy will be rooted in technology. The president who as a candidate was known for his savvy social media use and his ever-present Blackberry, has now pledged $4 billion to fund computer science education in America’s schools. This commitment, known as the Computer Science For All initiative, comes as the capstone to eight years of urging educators to focus on programming and coding in their high school curricula — Obama has appeared in a number of campaigns for nonprofits like, and has long emphasized the importance of STEM fields in young Americans’ lives. And now, the president is putting his money (well, our money) where his mouth is, quite literally. The Department of Education will be responsible for divvying up the $4 billion, from which various grants will be provided to states that produce well-designed proposals of how to increase access to computer science education. “Our economy is rapidly shifting, and educators and business leaders are increasingly recognizing that CS is a ‘new basic’ skill necessary for economic opportunity and social mobility,” the White House said in an official blog post announcing the new initiative. In addition to the $4 billion, Obama is also promising “$100 million directly for school districts in his forthcoming budget to expand K-12 CS by training teachers, expanding access to high-quality instructional materials, and building effective regional partnerships.” All this hearkens back to Obama’s State of the Union address, in which he emphasized the importance of technical skill sets among the younger generation. “In the new economy, computer science isn’t an optional skill — it’s a basic skill, right along with the three ‘R’s,’” the president said in his weekly radio address. And with this new financial boost, it seems that schools may come closer to providing this basic skill. While the tech industry today is booming, the number of individuals who are qualified to fill the burgeoning need for computer engineers, programmers, and developers doesn’t seem to be growing at quite the same pace. And more concerning still is the homogeneity of the computer science field as a whole — indeed, the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley has become a distinct pain point in the last few years, and much of the problem stems from a lack of early education. The White House points out that, “in 2015, only 22 percent of students taking the AP Computer Science exam were girls, and only 13 percent were African-American or Latino students,” but hopefully, this statistic may soon change. “We want all Americans to have the opportunity to be part of [tech] teams,” the White House said. “CS For All will help make that a reality and ensure every student has access to Computer Science in their classrooms at all levels.” Also watch: Watch President Obama get his face scanned for science Please enable Javascript to watch this video

Ex-justice minister of France accepts honorary degree in US

Published 01/30/2016 11:32 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) — France's former justice minister has accepted an honorary doctorate degree in law and human rights from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Obama's $4 billion plan to teach kids to write code, especially girls and minorities

Published 01/30/2016 04:40 PM

On Saturday, President Obama unveiled a plan to help students learn computer science. Mr. Obama says he'll seek more than $4 billion from Congress to fund a new program called, "Computer Science For All." The plan aims to reboot computer science education in public schools to better prepare kids for a future workforce. If funding is approved, the program would offer competitive grants to states and school districts with achievable plans on how to expand access to computer science and districts would need to describe computer science education plans that can be nationally replicated.

Michigan black lawmakers want Detroit school manager fired

Published 01/29/2016 11:58 PM

The Michigan legislative black caucus voted on Friday to ask Governor Rick Snyder to fire Darnell Earley, the controversial Detroit Public Schools' emergency manager who had formerly presided over the city of Flint and its lead-contaminated water system. "Conditions have only worsened under Earley's tenure, as the city of Flint worsened with his involvement," said Representative Sheldon Neeley, a Flint Democrat and the caucus' first vice chair. "He is the problem, not the solution." Detroit Public Schools is under state oversight and pressure from declining enrollment.

Former French justice minister to receive honorary degree

Published 01/29/2016 06:22 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) — France's justice minister, who unexpectedly resigned this week, will receive an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Yao among teachers at NBA All-Star Game's global camp

Published 01/29/2016 05:32 PM

Retired Chinese NBA icon Yao Ming will be among the instructors at a Basketball Without Borders camp for top global teen players to be staged over the NBA All-Star Game weekend. The league announced Friday that 43 boys and 10 girls representing 27 nations would travel to Toronto for the February 12-14 camp at Mattamy Athletic Centre. Elite players from the Eastern and Western conferences will meet February 14 in the 65th NBA All-Star Game, the first to be staged outside the United States.

Amid fraud fears, colleges vet China applicants with video

Published 01/29/2016 03:31 PM

American colleges sorting through a record number of applications from China are increasingly turning to video interviewing services to assess students' language skills, get a feel for their personality ...

Decide Between Part-Time, Full-Time Online Degree Programs

Published 01/29/2016 02:30 PM

Chris Dickie, a 2013 graduate of Arkansas Tech University's online master's degree program in college student personnel, finished his program in 18 months by studying full time while also working a full-time job. Had he completed the degree program part time, he says, it would have taken him roughly a year longer to finish. For many degree-seeking online students, especially those balancing their education with job or family obligations, completing a program part time is the ideal path to take.

Teachers' union sues Detroit schools, demands removal of emergency manager

Published 01/28/2016 10:48 PM

Detroit Public Schools (DPS) is under state oversight and pressure from declining enrollment. Heavy pension and debt obligations have left the district in danger of running out of cash in April. The district's emergency manager, Darnell Earley, previously served as emergency manager in Flint, Michigan, where growing criticism of the state and federal handling of lead contamination in tap water has become a national scandal.

Detroit teachers sue district over 'deplorable' conditions

Published 01/28/2016 10:32 PM

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit teachers' union filed a lawsuit against the district Thursday calling for repairing "deplorable" conditions and removing the state-appointed emergency manager that they hold responsible.

State schools 'gaining on fee-paying'

Published 02/06/2016 11:13 AM

The UK's state schools have improved so much that some private schools may be put out of business, the editor of the Good Schools Guide says.

Private college loses border licence

Published 02/05/2016 02:44 PM

Some 350 international students at a private London business college have been told they must leave the UK by the end of next month.

Academy chain 'failing too many pupils'

Published 02/04/2016 05:51 PM

The biggest academy chain in England has been accused by Ofsted of "failing too many pupils", particularly poorer young people.

Teachers 'bump up A-level predictions'

Published 02/04/2016 01:09 PM

The head of the university admissions service says teachers are boosting pupils' predicted grades.

Oxbridge admissions 'intimidating'

Published 02/03/2016 11:49 PM

The admissions process for Oxford and Cambridge universities is confusing and complex and should be simplified, the Sutton Trust charity says.

Heads hit out over English Bacc 'tables'

Published 02/04/2016 11:18 AM

The government is accused of shelving a new measure of school accountability in England before it is introduced.

Labour warns on curriculum 'diktat'

Published 02/04/2016 07:48 AM

Labour is calling for England's school curriculum to be based on the needs of a modern economy, rather than the political "pet projects" of ministers.

Term-time holiday father fined again

Published 02/02/2016 03:41 PM

A father at the centre of a High Court legal battle for taking his children on school term-time holidays, is fined for a second such trip.

Anti-doping reaches school sport

Published 02/02/2016 02:11 AM

A UK school is the first to sign up for an official anti-doping "clean sport" status.

Cambridge applicants to face new test

Published 02/02/2016 11:50 AM

Would-be students at Cambridge University will have to sit written tests as part of the application process, the university's admissions director announces.

BBC's Kendall for Cambridge college

Published 02/02/2016 05:20 PM

The BBC's diplomatic correspondent, Bridget Kendall, is leaving the corporation to become the first female master of Peterhouse, Cambridge.

Men aged 45-59 'most fed up with life'

Published 02/02/2016 03:27 PM

Sixty-five to 79 is the happiest age group for adults, while middle-aged people have the lowest levels of well-being, a UK study suggests.

Open University staff suspend strike

Published 02/01/2016 04:25 PM

Staff at the Open University suspend strike action planned for Tuesday.

Rhodes statue campaigners issue demands

Published 02/01/2016 05:06 PM

Campaigners calling for the removal of a statue from Oxford University of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes issue demands to the institution.

Stanford to open entrepreneur course in London

Published 03/18/2015 12:01 AM

Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

Published 03/11/2015 12:30 AM

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

University feeds 270,000 taking refuge from Boko Haram

Published 03/04/2015 12:14 AM

A university in Nigeria is trying to help a rising tide of people displaced by Boko Haram violence.

South Sudan's struggle for schools hit by abductions

Published 02/25/2015 02:02 PM

Pupils preparing for exams are abducted, as South Sudan tries to re-open schools

Can Lithuania turn brain drain into brain gain?

Published 02/18/2015 01:00 AM

Can Lithuania reverse loss of young and talented?

Seven big myths about improving schools

Published 02/04/2015 12:17 AM

Seven big myths about why some countries are good at education

France plans elite mega-university

Published 12/10/2014 12:07 AM

A new university in Paris wants to create a "knowledge hub" competing with Silicon Valley.

Could time travel really take place?

Published 02/11/2015 12:03 AM

Universities examine whether time travel is really possible

Inspiring letter for NI school children

Published 02/02/2016 11:48 AM

A County Antrim primary school sent a moving letter to children who received their transfer test results on Saturday.

Tim Peake asks for help in plant test

Published 01/29/2016 05:10 PM

British astronaut Tim Peake asks schoolchildren to help him with one of his scientific experiments.

VIDEO: 'We will invest in student ambition'

Published 01/24/2016 11:02 AM

Tuition fee grants from the Welsh government would remain in place after May's assembly election if Labour retains power, BBC Wales has learned.

VIDEO: School place system 'terrifyingly complex'

Published 01/15/2016 01:31 PM

The National Association of Headteachers has strongly criticised the school planning process - saying that it is fragmented and confusing for parents.

VIDEO: 'Quality of teachers is important factor'

Published 01/12/2016 09:49 AM

A study suggests that where children grow up in England has an increasing impact on how well they do at school - former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says the quality of teachers remains an important factor.

VIDEO: School planning system 'is unclear'

Published 01/15/2016 07:43 PM

The system for creating new school places in England is fragmented, risking harm to children's education, head teachers have warned.

Are economics degrees fit for purpose?

Published 02/05/2016 12:13 AM

Are economics degrees fit for purpose?

Does Cameron's university claim stack up?

Published 02/04/2016 01:21 AM

Are there really more black males in prison than in universities?

E-books versus paperbacks in schools

Published 02/01/2016 02:35 AM

How e-books are making a difference to children

Rhodes statue is part of global protest

Published 01/29/2016 03:42 PM

Oxford's statue row is part of global student protest

Is the UK really in Scandinavia?

Published 01/29/2016 02:24 AM

Is the UK really part of Scandinavia?

Is South Africa's education system really 'in crisis'?

Published 01/29/2016 02:27 AM

Why are South Africa's schools in such a mess?

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