Despite good intentions, efforts to hold colleges and universities accountable often miss the mark. The reasons why range from politics to resistance among the institutions themselves.
An education professor, who worked as a teacher in Atlanta Public Schools during a cheating scandal that began in 2009, explains what factors and forces lead educators to fake academic success.
At least half of campus sexual assaults involve alcohol. But prevention programs at US colleges and universities don’t address what that means for bystanders.
When mass shootings take place, the media rush to publish details on the suspect's background. But is that approach one that does more harm than good?
When children learn about news like the deadly school shooting in Florida, a logical question for them to ask is: Will the same thing happen to me?
Despite embarrassing publicity about cheating at top US high schools, academic dishonesty remains a problem. Could focusing on mastery instead of test scores help mitigate the problem?
When school shootings take place, beefed up security is often seen as a solution. Experience shows, however, that school shootings stem from social factors that require a different response.
On the heels of a new report that shows depression and anxiety are the top reasons college students seek counseling, a psychiatry professor lists a variety of factors behind the trend.
A new report says a "culture of passing" led to the graduation scandal at Ballou High School in Washington, DC, but the scandal points to the much larger problem of chronic absenteeism in the US.
Despite claims that college turns students liberal, a new study reveals that students gain more appreciation for both liberal and conservative views during their freshman year.
Controversy ignited when a Florida Gulf Coast University professor began teaching a 'white racism' course this year. Ted Thornhill says his course is rooted in a 'damning body' of evidence.
Each year large numbers of college students drop plans to become engineers or scientists because of poor performance in calculus. A new 'active learning' approach could help turn things around.
A new analysis shows STEM majors tend to vote less than others. But researchers say the relationship between a college major and voter turnout is not necessarily cause and effect.
A new analysis shows how family background influences who grows up to invent. The key to turning things around? Expose kids to more inventors.
US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos's anti-Washington rhetoric represents a radical departure from that of previous education secretaries.
Although proponents of making the SAT optional hoped it would expand college access for low-income and minority students, research shows that hasn't happened.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos once called Excel Academy Public Charter School a 'shining example.' A Vanderbilt scholar explains why that description was woefully off target.
The number of colleges that have test-optional admissions policies has now surpassed 1,000. An admissions specialist explains why that milestone is a welcome one.
Children's savings account programs are springing up around the country. A researcher says these special accounts could help pave the way to college for America's poor.
Artificial intelligence and automation are bringing changes to higher education that will challenge, and may even threaten, traditional universities.
Roughly 700,000 students ages 13 to 17 have experienced homelessness in the last year. An education researcher says the obstacles that these students face can threaten their college dreams.
Are preschool teachers with college degrees better at their jobs?
Unlike the days of old, career and technical education in today's high schools doesn't really prepare students for work. Researchers at Georgetown University explain why CTE must be revamped.
A researcher warns that the sugary treats of the holiday season can set the stage for children's long-term health and academic success if left unchecked.
Students and government officials alike hope Harvard's admission files will yield clues about who gets in and why, but a Harvard researcher says their efforts will be in vain.