As part of a monthlong look at how American families are paying for college, David Greene talks to a senior and his mother about applying to colleges and waiting to hear about financial aid.
Education circles are abuzz with a new concept: that resilience and persistence are just as important as intelligence to predicting student success and achievement. But can "grit" actually be taught?
After adjusting for inflation, the cost of tuition more than tripled between 1973 and 2013. That reality has been forcing more and more students to take on staggering debts.
A group of physicists banned PowerPoint from forums, and they're aren't the only people who say we should cut back on slide-based presentations: Others include Amazon, LinkedIn and NASA.
Tired of people suggesting they don't belong at Harvard, black students at the elite college began a campaign called "I, Too, Am Harvard." It's gone viral, sparking debate at other schools, as well.
A new study by Pew Research Internet Project has a surprise: people who use the old-school local library also tend to be highly engaged with technology.
The California university is already famous for its wine and beer programs. Coffee seemed like a natural next step. Its new Coffee Center aims to break down the science behind the perfect cup of joe.
The reason for the link isn't clear, but researchers say obesity's effect on self-image and self-esteem might be partly to blame.
Roma students are often relegated to special education classes and taught in segregated classrooms in Slovakia. Following a court ruling, a Slovakian school is working to integrate Roma children.
Andrew Cuomo says funding prison college classes will cut recidivism rates. But critics say it's unfair to pay for prisoners' educations while middle-class families struggle with college costs.
It took more than 90 rounds and a delay of two weeks, after judges ran out of words. But Jackson County, Mo., finally has its spelling bee champion, after two stellar spellers broke a tie Saturday.
Wednesday, the College Board announced it will make the essay portion of the SAT exam optional. But what is lost when the importance of essays is diminished?
Finland, a country the size of Minnesota, beats the U.S. in math, reading and science. The country's top education official says investing in preschool and day care is key.
The College Board has announced major changes to the SAT, including making the essay optional, and no longer penalizing wrong answers. Erik Robelen of Education Week talks about the changes.
The upcoming changes that were announced on Wednesday by the College Board will affect more than a million college-bound, high school students. It's the second major revision in nine years.
The College Board is announcing new revisions to the SAT college entrance exam. NPR correspondent Claudio Sanchez lays out the Board's proposed changes.
Researchers are paying people pennies to take their surveys on MechanicalTurk.com, an Amazon site. Researchers save time and survey-takers earn a few bucks.
The top score will drop back to 1,600, and there will be no penalties if you answer something incorrectly. It's the first time the college entrance exam has been revised since 2005.
Rachel Canning, 18, says her parents kicked her out of their house; she wants them to give her financial support. A New Jersey judge denied her requests in an initial hearing Tuesday.
In Chicago, a boycott has begun to protest the extent of standardized testing. Parents and teachers are saying that a recent test is useless, so hundreds are opting out or refusing to administer it.