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.
Despite the focus on specialization, there’s still an argument to be made for liberal arts education.
A complicated role-immersion game has a few college professors handing over control of the classroom to students who are suddenly showing more passion and interest than ever before.
Soon Goucher’s admissions office will plow through thousands of essays, recommendations — and, for the first time, video applications.
A start-up university is rethinking everything about the college-experience and hoping to revolutionize higher education in the process.
A Canadian college is following the K-12 education trend towards more student-centered, hands-on, and interdisciplinary teaching.
With these words of advice to parents, Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust surprised the Aspen Ideas Festival: “Make your children interesting!” If that’s the trajectory to “success,” it should make parents, teachers, and schools question whether the current system is helping to foster an interesting life for kids. How to Get Into Harvard
Business leaders call on K-12 and higher education institutions to graduate students with the skills demanded by the marketplace.
A Gallup survey suggests the factors that should be guiding decisions on selecting a college are not selectivity or prestige, but cost of attendance, great teaching and deep learning — in that order.
Glossy images of diverse student bodies at universities are meant to convey these institutions’ warm embrace of prospective students, employees and supporters. But research suggests that when the images don’t line up with reality, the use of minority member photographs can backfire, generating an effect exactly opposite of the one intended.