August 19, 2013 In a new approach, California is sending billions more to districts that serve disadvantaged students. Now, those districts have to figure out what works best to improve achievement.
August 19, 2013 The professional connections site LinkedIn launches a new section of its social network Monday, as University Pages targets young people who want to connect with colleges. More than 200 schools are already on the network, says LinkedIn, which also dropped its minimum age, to 14 in the U.S.
August 18, 2013 An attorney for the university says the settlement with "Victim 5" is the first of 27 that are expected to be resolved in the coming week. An attorney for "Victim 5" declined to give an exact amount for the multimillion-dollar settlement.
August 16, 2013 Werner Herzog's latest project is a slight departure for the acclaimed filmmaker: a 35-minute public service announcement on the dangers of texting and driving. Yes, it's long, he says, but the "inner landscape" of great suffering such accidents can cause "can only be shown if you have more time."
August 12, 2013 TURNSTYLECrowdsourcing tools are slowly working their way into the education policy world, designed to give teachers and school district employees more say on big decisions that affect their school environment. One site called for employees to submit ideas that could help improve the safety of students and staff at school.
August 9, 2013 Even as the gender divide in some areas of science has diminished, a stubborn gap has persisted in high school physics. A new study finds that girls are more likely to take physics if they see women in their communities working in science, technology, engineering and math.