Since the Great Recession, a growing number of school districts have downsized the school week from five days to four. With our partner Education Week, special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza traveled to Bayard, New Mexico, to visit a school district that…
By Kavitha Cardoza, Education Week
Drought is drying up farms across Afghanistan, cracking the earth and threatening the only way of life the majority has ever known. It's in the fields where a new war is being waged between two forces the people can't control:…
By Beth Murphy
A study suggesting the benefits of pre-K may not be long-lasting has sparked debate in Tennessee, where proposals for state-funded, universal programs are an issue in this year's governor's race. What’s behind the finding, and what are the keys to…
By John Yang
Washington's school system has gone from a point of pride to perhaps the largest public embarrassment of Mayor Muriel Bowser's tenure.
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
By Paul Solman
The spread of education across developing nations is transforming global inequalities and playing a key role in closing the gender gap. Economics correspondent Paul Solman sits down with economist Surjit Bhalla and sociologist Ravinder Kaur to discuss Bhalla’s book, “The…
Increased access to education is playing a role in reducing gender inequality around the world.
By Emily Cayton, M. Gail Jones, The Conversation
Urban and rural science teachers often lack funding for science lab materials and pay out of pocket to provide those materials for their students.
By Lillian Mongeau, Ryan Alexander-Tanner, John Osborn D’Agostino, The Hechinger Report
Here’s what parents go through when trying to enroll a child in high-quality, affordable preschool.
By Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
In the last 15 years, the number of black children in homeschool has doubled from 103,000 to about 220,000. Black parents cite a number of reasons for homeschooling children, including concern over peer pressure and drugs at school -- but…
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