Photo by Justin Scuiletti/PBS NewsHour. Director of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Andrea Suarez Falken (third from left) experiences the forest park at Yu Ying Charter School in Washington, D.C.
NEW YORK — Even though Malala Yousafzai, the young education activist who was shot by a member of the Taliban, started out as a blogger for the BBC, she normally doesn’t tweet. But Monday afternoon, she typed her first 140-character message in a Twitter chat for her organization, the @MalalaFund. Continue reading
What makes for educational success for kids around the world — and how can we apply that in the U.S.? Jeffrey Brown speaks with Amanda Ripley, author of "The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way," on her conclusions after studying the diverse academic environments of Poland, Finland and South Korea. Continue reading
Langdell Hall of Harvard Law School | Credit: Wikimedia Commons In an effort to teach concise writing skills, legal writing professor Lisa Mazzie tasked her students at Marquette University Law School with crafting a story in just six words.
Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images. In response to U.S. News and World Report’s famous college ranking, Washington Monthly puts out its own College Guide and Rankings issue that measures factors such as the graduation rate of low-income students, … Continue reading
The release of U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 college rankings Tuesday unleashed the usual obsessing. The Chronicle of Higher Education cleanly summarizes some of the methodological changes in this year’s rankings, which included decreasing the weight of student selectivity … Continue reading