Washington has made all states use these tests to evaluate students, teachers, principals, schools and entire school systems for nearly two decades.
Playgrounds might have been closed, but play remains important for the social fabric of cities and for reimagining the possibilities that are open to us.
Smaller projects are better for delivering broad, long-term value to communities across the country, reducing inequality and cutting emissions, as well as quickly providing jobs and economic stimulus.
An addiction psychiatrist explains why smoking raises the risks from COVID-19 and how to quit.
Temporary and tactical urbanism offers simple, low-cost solutions to make streets and other public spaces both safe and sociable during this time of physical distancing.
These online spaces are more regulated than many media reports would have you believe. And the vast majority of dark web traders are steering clear of exploiting the pandemic.
We've all seen the footage of people in protective suits and vehicles spraying cities to control COVID-19. But because of the way disinfectant and contamination work, it might be mostly for show.
As most of the world early awaits a vaccine for COVID-19, a smaller group of people scoffs. They could spell real trouble in the effort to build widespread immunity.
COVID-19 has upturned uses of public spaces that we took for granted. Will shifts in the regulation of these spaces lead to a change in thinking about who “owns” the city?
After the brief shock of food insecurity in the form of empty supermarket shelves, we might start thinking about having a Plan B and C based on local food sources and shorter supply chains.
Conducting interviews over Zoom from your own home can add extra anxiety to an already-stressful act.
A scholar of social participation finds shared themes across protests in many states, not all of which fit common popular or media narratives about the events.
Some members of Congress want to grant businesses total immunity from coronavirus-related civil liability. A legal scholar explains why it's unnecessary – and may be counterproductive.
About one in four businesses say they're two months away from permanent closure, yet many of the neediest businesses are struggling to get some of the aid intended for them.
Fear of strangers extends beyond racism and discrimination against people who look like they might come from another place – it includes people who sound different, too.
If the forecasts are right, the US could be facing more natural disasters this year – on top of the coronavirus pandemic. Local governments aren't prepared.
Much more than trophies are at stake when colleges recruit football players.
We've all seen the increases in people walking and cycling on shared paths so crowded it's almost impossible to maintain physical distancing. This must be fixed, and quickly.
Militant far-right groups are always looking to appear legitimate and to recruit more Americans to their causes.
A volunteering expert offers guidance on how to help at a time when you may need to keep your helping hands to yourself.