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The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids …

1 Nov

Is Not What We Expected

America’s public schools are still promoting devices with screens — even offering digital-only preschools. The rich are banning screens from class altogether.

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Why Is College in America So Expensive?

16 Sep

The outrageous price of a U.S. degree is unique in the world.

Top Universities

2 Apr

Perfect ACT, SAT scores don’t mean admission to top universities

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FINLAND: Free School Meals

5 Mar

Finnish Free School Meals are a central part of the food culture

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Midwest’s Public Universities

22 Oct

The Decline of the Midwest’s Public Universities Threatens to Wreck Its Most Vibrant Economies

And there could be far-reaching consequences for the national economy too.

“We’re in the early stages of the stratification of public research universities,” said Dan Reed, the vice president for research and economic development at the University of Iowa. “The good ones will remain competitive. The rest may decline.” Those include the major public universities established since the 1860s, when a federal grant set aside land for them in every state. “We spent 150-plus years building a public higher-education system that was the envy of the world,” said Reed, who got his graduate degrees at Purdue, in Indiana. “And we could in a decade do so much damage that it could take us 30 years to recover.”

The lost art of play…

13 Aug

…how overscheduling makes children anxious

Shut Up About Harvard

4 Apr

A focus on elite schools ignores the issues most college students face.