School districts interested in addressing mental health issues are recruiting savvy students to help supplement the work of counselors.
A path to certification for foreign-born teachers is intended to help diversify Portland’s teaching staff as well as reduce ‘brain waste.’
More community college students are making their way to four-year universities – and helping schools meet enrollment and diversity goals. What might that mean for college affordability?
Social media was supposed to bring people together. But amid a steady stream of allegations against Facebook and calls to quit the platform, many users are finding themselves more trapped than connected.
Often new businesses rely on financing from a top-down system where bankers call the shots. For places that feel left behind, often communities of color, some new models are springing up.
Demographic shifts in the United States mean that students live and learn differently than they did 50 years ago. What can one college’s success with underrepresented students say about how schools keep up with the changing needs of a new generation?
When a second language is seen as an asset, not a burden, it can lead to a powerful byproduct: integration. Part of an occasional series on efforts to address segregation in schools.
For many, the question of whether to accept refugees into the United States comes down to politics. For many Jews – as well as Muslims and Christians – it is “a matter of moral commitment.”
Those who are for and against using race in college admissions don't often see eye to eye, but individual stories demonstrate some agreement on core values.
Is college meant to prepare students for jobs or to help them be better thinkers? Liberal arts colleges in the United States, increasingly defending their content, have found a way to do both.
From black military leader Saint Maurice to Arab influences in early Spain, the historical record is helping medieval scholars reclaim an era from a false narrative. Multicultural societies, they say, predate not only the civil rights era, but the Renaissance.
When low-income students have less access to enrichment activities, it widens the learning gap between them and their better-resourced peers. The summer months are a time to address that.
Across the United States, some cities are building parks above the roadways in an effort to reconnect communities, often low-income neighborhoods, that had been splintered decades ago when new freeways were rammed through in the name of progress.
In recent years, controversy around race and identity has erupted on college campuses. For student journalists, this moment has triggered deeper questions about diversity within their own coverage.
The College Board announced recently that the Advanced Placement World History test will now start with the year AD 1450, excluding most history before European imperialism.
Internet service providers now have more control over the online content Americans see. Schools could offer a model for coping with the anticipated changes.
Challenges associated with the environment can often seem bigger than one person can handle. But Magdalena Ayed is showing how each person – schoolchildren included – can have a role in addressing issues.
Robotic boats offer scientists a foothold in obscure regions of the sea.
US cities situated next to large bodies of water, including Boston, Houston, and Milwaukee, are making plans to build water-absorbent green spaces that also serve as recreational spots – instead of installing more industrial concrete walls – to stem rising floodwaters.
Universities have struggled in recent years to keep up enrollment in introductory math classes, especially among students of color. A new national initiative is helping schools reshape their classrooms and hold on to prospective majors.
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