December 5, 2012 If Congress fails to reach an agreement on tax increases and spending cuts this year, it will mean sharp reductions in a broad swath of federal spending, from defense and Medicare to education and unemployment benefits. Economists say the cuts would be a serious setback for the economy as a whole.
October 3, 2012 NHPRSmartphones and tablets can be a big distraction to students, but some schools are embracing these Internet-ready mobile devices as tools for learning. Bring-your-own-device policies have benefits in the classroom, but there are drawbacks, too.
September 17, 2012 Teachers' expectations about their students' abilities affect classroom interactions in myriad ways that can impact student performance. Students expected to succeed, for example, get more time to answer questions and more specific feedback. But training aimed at changing teaching behavior can also help change expectations.
September 16, 2012 The union's House of Delegates declined to vote on whether to end the strike Sunday after hearing details of a tentative contract agreement. Teachers will keep picketing Monday, one week after teachers walked out.
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August 9, 2012 Tuition has gone through the roof in the past decade. But so has financial aid.
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.