Shanna Peeples, a high school English teacher in Texas, works with many immigrant students. 'She teaches kids who have never been in a classroom before and students who want to go to Ivy League schools,' says one former student.
Liberty now claims more than 100,000 students, including 13,500 who take classes on campus. The university's 7,000-plus acres are part campus, part construction zone, with a $500 million construction program.
The discovery of a noose at Duke University is only the latest in a string of racially charged incidents on campuses nationwide. Colleges might be serving as a crucible for America's seismic racial shifts.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill debate is the latest in a string of requests from students and faculty across the country urging institutions to address their complicated histories around racial issues.
High-poverty school districts receive an average of 10 percent less per student in state and local funding than districts with few students in poverty, a new report finds. However, some states have managed to close that gap.
Phi Kappa Psi may have a case against Rolling Stone for their now-debunked report of a gang rape at the University of Virginia fraternity house. But it may not want to invite the kind of public scrutiny that comes with such cases.
UVA student Martese Johnson was bloodied during an arrest by Virginia alcohol-enforcement officers. Studies suggest such officers can play a key role in reducing illegal drinking, but critics say they need better training.
One seemingly simple number – 3.14 – has been essential to geometric calculations involving circles dating back to Archimedes. It’s celebrated this day – 3/14 – as Pi Day with that common circular dessert.
The US Education Department is allowing the New Hampshire school districts to proceed with a pilot project in which locally designed measures of student learning replace some statewide standardized testing.
Sparked by a middle-school sex education poster, the bill is one of a series of battles – in Kansas and beyond – over such curriculum and the roles of parents and educators in determining what’s appropriate for children.
Answer: It's not aptitude. A new international study finds that poor performance stems from students' attitudes toward learning, behavior in school, use of leisure time, and confidence in their own abilities.
House GOP leaders on Friday abruptly cancelled a vote to update the No Child Left Behind education law. Repulbican lawmakers said the bill had been trumped by the ongoing debate over funding Homeland Security.