NEW YORK—While officials focused on modest gains on this year’s state school tests, released Thursday, a closer look at city results reveal a widening gap...
Technology Improves Higher Learning, It Doesn’t Kill It
As MOOC mania approached its peak in 2012, Anant Agarwal, the president of the Massive Open Online Course platform edX, claimed: Online education for students... Read more
13 Unexpected Cases of Simultaneous Events in History
History is a very curious subject with thousands of stories. As we grow up with these stories, we are often taught that certain events happen... Read more
Without World War I, What Would Literature Look Like Today?
As we begin to commemorate the outbreak of World War I in earnest, just how central the “Great” war is to Britain’s conception of its... Read more
World War I: In the Beginning… (+Photo Gallery)
With the exquisite turn of phrase for which she was so highly regarded, Barbara Tuchman once likened the Austro-Hungarian declaration of war against Serbia of... Read more
Tests Used to Select People Who Make Good Doctors Could Work for Teachers Too
Television documentaries such as Tough Young Teachers and Educating Yorkshire have shown how a teacher’s “soft skills” are key for success in the classroom –... Read more
Utah Tech Camps: Where the Girls Aren’t
SALT LAKE CITY—A clunky Lego robot slowly rolled along a path outlined with two strips of blue tape. But seconds after it began, Arissa Cooper... Read more
Don’t Stop Toddlers Running Around Museums – It Could Help Them Learn
As the school summer holidays beckon, families will be seeking out places to visit with their children, including museums, art galleries and science centres. It... Read more
Who Are More Likely to Be Bullies – Poor Kids or Rich Kids?
Bullying is the repeated and systematic abuse of power with the aim of causing intentional harm. Examples of bullying have been found in all societies,... Read more
Cost of Student Visa Clampdown Weighs Heavily on Colleges
The British government’s recent decision to suspend the licences of one university and 57 private further education colleges to sponsor international students has generated shockwaves... Read more
American Schools Provide a Haven for Kids Who Crossed Border Alone
ARLINGTON, Va.—After 14 years of separation from her parents and a harrowing journey across the U.S. border, Milsa Martinez finds solace in the northern Virginia... Read more
Brains of Steel
Today’s educational technology often presents itself as a radical departure from the tired practices of traditional instruction. But in one way, at least, it faithfully... Read more
At What Age Are Children Ready for School?
When are children “ready” for school? There is much debate about when the transition between play-based pre-school and the start of “formal” schooling should begin... Read more
It’s Hard to Market a University and Make It Accessible to All
“There is no conflict between fair access and academic excellence. Nor should there be.” So said Les Ebdon, director of fair access to higher education... Read more
Forget Folk Remedies, Medieval Europe Spawned a Golden Age of Medical Theory
It’s often said that there was no tradition of scientific medicine in medieval times. According to the usual narrative of the history of progress, medicine... Read more
What Is 7×8? You’ll Need Confidence to Answer Correctly
The British Chancellor George Osborne recently refused to answer a simple times table question posed to him by seven-year-old school boy Samuel Reddings. Osborne was... Read more
Talking to Your Babies Could Help Them Do Better at School
The rate at which children learn language varies substantially from child to child. Some children show rapid vocabulary growth before they go to school, while... Read more