Will New York’s latest dream spawn the next Mark Zuckerberg?
This year's report card rewards the schools that are leading the charge.
Did your school make the grade? Brag about it!
What does it take to be the best public high school in America? Daniel Stone reports from the campus.
Newsweek and The Daily Beast compared the quality of education among the nation’s top secondary schools. Here’s how we did it.
An Ivy education online—for free.
Libya’s education system sets out to build a new country—but it’s not so easy to get over the Gaddafi era.
Perry writes to a boy involved in the Penn State scandal to tell him he is a courageous survivor.
Colleges often require students to work unpaid internships—and pay for the credits themselves. How to stop the insanity.
High-school seniors hate them. Colleges ignore them. So why have those pithy personal essays become the bane of every university-hopeful?
The stakes are getting higher for U.S. college students in programs abroad.
Choosing a college isn’t a one-size-fits-all decision.
Twice as many students in Singapore are proficient in math as in the United States.
Our college kids can be dunces about money.
The brain’s real super-food may be learning new languages.
Taking Tiger Mom tactics to radical new heights, these parents are packing up the family for a total Far East Immersion.
Low-income students, paltry funding, dated facilities – that didn’t stop some schools from doing more with less – and becoming the best in America.
The rankings are a measure of success in challenging and preparing students for post-secondary education – and life.
Every high school has hope. Here are the places doing more with less.
NEWSWEEK studied more than 1,000 top schools to determine the best of the best.
Center for Public Integrity's map of educational data.
They hoped their cash could transform failing classrooms. They were wrong. NEWSWEEK investigates what their money bought.
Corporate titans spent a fortune on schools. Here are their reform report cards.
NEWSWEEK gave 1,000 Americans the U.S. Citizenship Test--38 percent failed. The country's future is imperiled by our ignorance.
The No Child Left Behind Act has been deadly to public education. So why has the president embraced it?
It’s nail-biting time for high-school seniors across the country as they wait to see if the fat envelope will show up. With many schools seeing a flood of applicants—Harvard expects to offer admission to a record-low 6 percent—the odds of rejection are climbing. Here’s a look at likely acceptance rates for some key groups of schools compared with five years ago, based on the number of applications received and the estimated offers available.
Funding for grades K through 12 comes in large measure from property taxes, and the housing crash depressed property valuations. But budget problems confronting municipalities can, Duncan thinks, have benefits because “when you’re flush, you keep doing the same things.”
Almost everyone who worries about America's "competitiveness" in the world bemoans the sorry state of U.S. K-12 education. The Chinese and others do better. We need to catch up.
If you improve teachers today, the country doesn’t see the benefit of that for 15 years or so. So to be in this business you have to have a long-term view.
We can’t keep politics out of school reform. Why I’m launching a national movement to transform education.