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Charleston Through a Teacher's Eyes

Erin Parker | Posted 06.23.2015 | Education
Erin Parker

Teachers love summer. We live for the days when we get to read for pleasure and do not have to lug around bags of papers to grade, yet the second I heard about the tragedy in Charleston, SC, my classroom was the only place I wished to be.

Joy Resmovits

Wendy Davis On Schools: 'We Texans Have A Different Way Of Doing Things' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Fresh from winning the Democratic nomination in the Texas governor's race, state Sen. Wendy Davis outlined her education platform at ...

You Don't Fight Intolerance With More Intolerance

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

Intolerance, no matter how benign, is like a potentially debilitating disease. Its symptoms must be detected and dealt with early. The longer the contaminated cells are allowed to fester, the more danger the prognosis.

Teaching Kids to 'See' Play-Doh Possibilities

Dylan Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dylan Kendall

What do kicks, Play-Doh, fun and a design challenge have to do with kids and learning? An opportunity to use play to help develop creative and analytical thinking skills in young people.

Somebody Come and Play

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dave Hollander

In the last two decades, children have lost an average of eight hours of free play a week. The American Academy of Pediatricians calls the decline of playtime "a national crisis."

Kids from the 'Hood: Wendy Williams, Barack Obama and The Prep School Negroes

David Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Kaufman

As the Obama presidency and economic downturn confirm, we're living in a period of both unprecedented possibility and vast economic inequality for African Americans.

The Return of Atlantis Prompted a Look at America's Future ... and I'm Very Troubled

Jeff Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jeff Goldstein

Is this the grand vision for human spaceflight we embraced 40 years ago when we saw Armstrong and Aldrin walking on the Moon?

The High Cost of a Brand Name College

Jenifer Fox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenifer Fox

Since 1983, U.S. News & World Report has changed the way parents and students choose institutions of higher education, so that a college degree is only as good as its brand name.