Zambia’s New President, Edgar Lungu, Is Sworn In

Mr. Lungu, a member of the governing party, will serve out the remainder of the term of President Michael...

January 25, 2015

Supreme Court Memo: In Taking Up Execution Drugs Case, Justices Highlight Importance of a Single Vote

There are nine justices on the Supreme Court. It takes four votes to hear a case, but it takes five to stay...

January 25, 2015

The Zombie Immigration Fight

With the debate over immigration in America locked in a stalemate, it would seem neither side has much...

January 25, 2015


Multicultural & Aggrieved

January 25, 2015

The Death of Music Sales

CDs are dead. That doesn't seem like such a controversial statement. Maybe it should be. The music business...

January 25, 2015

 

The Night Sky You've Never Seen

This article was originally published at http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/384755/the-night-sky/

January 22, 2015

 

'Historic' storm could hit Massachusetts

Be prepared for snowfall in excess of 2 feet, forecasters tell residents. New York City, coastal New Jersey...

January 25, 2015

Opinion: Dramatic doomsday warning

In a dramatic warning to the world, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced Thursday that the iconic...

January 25, 2015

 

Photos of the Week: 1/17-1/23 (35 photos)

This week we have scenes of India's preparation for Republic Day, a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko...

January 23, 2015

Smart, Low-Income Students Who Shun Good Colleges

When asked in a research survey why he didn’t apply to a selective U.S. college, one high-achieving,...

January 23, 2015

Should Teachers be Allowed to Touch Students?

Touch has been an important part of my teaching for the past decade. When I was working as a middle-school...

January 23, 2015


The Surprising Amount of Time Kids Spend Looking at Screens

Slouching posture, carpal-tunnel, neck strain, eye problems: The negative effects that technology use is having...

January 22, 2015

The Wisdom Deficit in Schools

When I was in high school, I chose to major in English in college because I wanted to be wiser. That’s...

January 22, 2015

The Education Words President Obama Didn’t Say

For the policy wonks and advocates hoping for more than a passing mention of K-12 education in President...

January 22, 2015


Obama and the Ongoing Expansion of Public Education

Recently, much of the news media has questioned the relevancy of the State of the Union. Though the ritual...

January 21, 2015

Bridging Private and Public Schools

I’m on a train one day when I overhear several teachers talking about how much they hate grades and how they...

January 21, 2015

New SAT, New Problems

In his announcement last spring that a new version of the SAT would be launched in 2016, The College...

January 20, 2015