High schools

The Need for Another Sputnik

The U.S. public doesn't yet share academic leaders' belief in the importance of math and science education, poll suggests.

Seeking a New Skills Revolution

Proposal to overhaul American education would use key test at age 16 and revamp teacher training.

Another Stab at Science Education

National Science Board committee grapples with solutions for improving education and teaching in STEM fields.

Profiling the American Freshman

First-year students are talking politics and becoming less moderate in their views, an annual survey finds.

Higher Ed and the High Schools

College and state leaders gather to discuss better aligning K-12 and postsecondary ed, a problem some see as intractable.

Studies Point to Value of AP

Amid some doubts about the program, 2 analyses in Texas find significant college gains linked to the advanced courses in high school.

Advanced Placement Still Ascending

Number of test takers and high scorers rise, though gaps in performance among racial groups still vexing.

Defeat for Affirmative Action

Settlement forces 27 university programs for prospective journalism students to open admission to white applicants.

When the Admissions Craze is Too Crazy

New novel satirizes the college admissions crunch.

Sister Mentors

Minority women pursuing their Ph.D.'s mentor one another and young girls to keep the pipeline open at all levels.


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