August 7, 2012 During the M.B.A. gold rush of the past three decades, the school somehow lost money while Harvard made millions.
June 21, 2012 Utah spends just over $6,000 per student; New York and the District of Columbia spend over $18,000.Here's a map showing state-by-state figures.
June 18, 2012 Teacher certification rules may wind up excluding great potential teachers — without doing much to improve the quality of education.
June 15, 2012 A kindergarten teacher who allegedly forced students to strike a boy accused of being a bully will lose her job, according to the suburban San Antonio school district where officials say the actions took place. According to reports, as many as 24 students were ordered to strike the boy.
May 25, 2012 Over the past 15 years, the sticker price has gone way up. The price students actually pay has risen more slowly.
May 24, 2012 WNYCThis spring, the city's Department of Education issued its first guidelines about how teachers should navigate social media. The rules make it explicit: Teachers cannot friend or follow their students on Facebook or Twitter, but they can have professional accounts and pages for students to follow.
May 11, 2012 There's a huge gap between the sticker price of college and the price students actually pay. Here's how to get an idea of what you'd actually pay.
April 25, 2012 In a recent Weekend Edition Sunday segment, Mara Liasson unintentionally suggested that stay-at-home moms lack higher education. She quickly saw her error and the staff corrected later broadcasts of the story. A correction was posted on the web version and, a week later, the show aired a letters segment with additional clarification.
April 24, 2012 A new study has determined that some automated essay graders can do as good a job as humans, but education columnist Michael Winerip says there weaknesses to the automated systems.
March 14, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie recaps the week in politics, and the fate of medical students on 'Match Day'. In the second hour, the day animals escaped in Zanesville Ohio, and efforts to end violence in Syria.
August 29, 2011 Researchers say there's no evidence to support the widely held belief that there are distinct visual, auditory and kinetic learning styles. Though an industry has sprung up around the idea, psychologists recommend other approaches to help kids retain information.
August 5, 2011 Florida Gov. Rick Scott's spending his summer on a charm offensive, after his poll numbers showed he was the most unpopular politician in his home state.