Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or tedious tasks.
A start-up university is rethinking everything about the college-experience and hoping to revolutionize higher education in the process.
Children learn their most important lessons on the playground, not in the classroom, researchers say.
The digital divide is not just about access to devices — a disparity in powerful uses of technology could be even more difficult to overcome.
What makes a great adventure playground? Among other things, lots of freedom, stuff to build … and a zip line.
At Epic charter middle school in Oakland, students are immersed in a game as soon as they step into the school on the first day.
A Canadian college is following the K-12 education trend towards more student-centered, hands-on, and interdisciplinary teaching.
About half the genetic contribution to a child’s reading ability also shapes how math-savvy she is, a big study of twins finds. But there’s still no telling exactly which genes are involved.
At Swiss Waldkindergartens, or forest kindergartens, children spend all of their school days playing outdoors, no matter the weather. Instead of math or literacy requirements, they focus on the social interaction and emotional well-being found in free play.