April 18, 2012 Four major universities — Stanford, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and University of Michigan — are joining forces with a startup called Coursera to offer free online classes in more than three-dozen subjects. The professors involved hope this kind of online interaction transforms higher education.
March 26, 2012 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, with an analysis of test scores from across the nation, found more evidence of suspicious improvements in students' performance.
February 14, 2012 No classroom reform can or should change a simple fact about science. It is hard. It's really, really hard. That is not something we should attempt to paper over. In fact it's something we should celebrate.
February 9, 2012 The administration announced last year that states can apply to be exempt from some No Child requirements. The first 10, AP says, are Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
November 23, 2011 In his latest column for the New York Times Magazine, Adam Davidson examines the dwindling power of a college degree.
June 14, 2011 "Less than one-quarter of students perform at or above the 'proficient' level in 2010," according to the new National Assessment of Educational Progress.
May 24, 2011 A new report breaks down earnings for college graduates by major. The range is huge — from $29,000 for counseling/psychology to $120,000 for petroleum engineering.
May 2, 2011 What kind of economic good is college: An investment? A luxury good? An expensive insurance policy?
March 7, 2011 "...the notion that putting more kids through college can restore the middle-class society we used to have is wishful thinking."