Billionaire George Kaiser's child-centered philanthropy could provide a beacon of hope for other cities grappling with deep inequities.
What does the college admissions scandal tell us about the morals of the rich? Sociologist Rachel Sherman looks at the ethics of America's wealthy.
Louisiana’s flagship public university, LSU, has a checkered past on integration. A black student president helps students of color find a home.
Many student athletes serve a key role as ambassadors for universities. But how the players benefit educationally or financially isn’t aways clear. A growing coalition is rethinking that relationship.
Analyzing what’s wrong with college admissions became a pastime for Americans this week. At the heart of the discussion is a desire for fair opportunities to get ahead.
A path to certification for foreign-born teachers is intended to help diversify Portland’s teaching staff as well as reduce ‘brain waste.’
A year of teacher walkouts in the US has been forcing communities to face school underfunding and low pay. But some school districts are offering housing to attract and retain new teachers.
Increasingly, students are looking at a country’s reputation as much as a college’s and asking, Where can I make a home? For many college students, Canada is being seen as the new land of opportunity.
For years many charter schools embraced toughness on infractions small or large. But a shift is under way toward the idea that it’s possible to combine high expectations with the nurturing so many students need.
Lots of learning occurs outside the classroom – but doesn’t appear on transcripts. Our education reporter saw a chance to listen in on New Hampshire’s debate about the best way to balance individual choice with the collective public good.
What happens when a journalist returns to her childhood school district to find the great racial strides of the 1970’s unraveling? Ask the Monitor’s Stacy Teicher Khadaroo. Stacy recounts her experience documenting the reversal of racial balance in Buffalo, New York in her recent cover story My hometown schools are segregated again. I went back to see why.
More community college students are making their way to four-year universities – and helping schools meet enrollment and diversity goals. What might that mean for college affordability?
Hampshire College, the famously experimental liberal arts college in Amherst, Mass., is facing dire financial straits. Is the school a bellwether for the collapse of small colleges that rely on tuition?
An increase in Latino teens taking and passing Advanced Placement tests is drawing attention to the schools seeing success. At one in Texas, the focus on self-cultivation could offer a model for educators elsewhere.
For students to succeed, they often need help with more than just academics. A new tool measures many ways cities can support equitable education, and encourages collective effort.
If teachers are missing an opportunity to give students more control and motivation, it’s because there are so many ways to do it.
Kim Campbell is the Monitor's education editor and oversees the paper’s Equal...
Stacy is an education reporter for the Christian Science Monitor. She writes...
Story Hinckley is currently a staff writer on the national news desk in Bosto...
Noble Ingram covers education for the Monitor. He graduated from Vassar Colle...