School & Education

13 Things Homeschoolers Wish They Could Tell You
13 Things Homeschoolers Wish They Could Tell You

We asked parents why they chose to homeschool their kids, what it's like to be the teacher, and… >>

Judging Jack: When a Teacher Finally Understands a Student
Judging Jack: When a Teacher Finally Understands a Student

I thought my student was ordinary. I came to learn he was just too busy being brilliant. >>

The Unforgettable Legacy of Miss Bessie Taylor Gwynn
The Unforgettable Legacy of Miss Bessie Taylor Gwynn

The lessons she taught went far beyond the three Rs. >>

The Inspiring Story of How Frank McCourt Won a Pulitzer
The Inspiring Story of How Frank McCourt Won a Pulitzer

From his students, the teacher learned his lessons slowly but well. >>

A Reader's Digest Classic: Professor Terry and the Lady in Brown
A Reader’s Digest Classic: Professor Terry and the Lady in Brown

Strangely enough, Professor Ter­ry's uncompromising pressure, which often seemed tinged with… >>

7 Secrets Teachers Know About Your Kids And You Don’t
7 Secrets Teachers Know About Your Kids And You Don’t

What’s your kid really thinking, saying, and doing when you’re not around? We asked the… >>

10 Stumpers From the National Geographic Bee
10 Stumpers From the National Geographic Bee

How well do you know your world geography? Take a whack at these questions, culled from past… >>

One Teacher’s Brilliant Strategy to Stop Bullying
One Teacher’s Brilliant Strategy to Stop Bullying

Here's how one schoolteacher takes time each week to look out for the lonely. >>

10 End-of-Year Teacher Gifts Anyone Can Make
10 End-of-Year Teacher Gifts Anyone Can Make

Create a fun, fast DIY present with your kids to show their teachers a little gratitude and… >>

Could You Win the National Spelling Bee?
Could You Win the National Spelling Bee?

Test yourself with 17 of contestants' toughest winning words from 1926 to the present. >>

How Bunker Roy and the Barefoot College Plan to Light Up the World
How Bunker Roy and the Barefoot College Plan to Light Up the World

A social activist taps one of our planet’s greatest power sources: grandmothers. >>

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The “Lost Boy” Who Built a Family

One of the lost boys of Sudan, Peter Ter came to America with nothing—except a remarkable gift… >>

Falling for Math
Falling for Math

A scholar describes how humble numbers can beautifully illuminate our world. >>

Is the American School System Damaging Our Kids?
Is the American School System Damaging Our Kids?

Education has become an American institution—of the worst kind. >>

12 Smart Jokes That Make You Sound Like a Genius
12 Smart Jokes That Make You Sound Like a Genius

Do you long to be the funniest pompous twit in the room? Memorize these! >>

Feel-Good Story: Touching Tribute to a Veteran Dad
Feel-Good Story: Touching Tribute to a Veteran Dad

Sabrina Brady’s heartwarming "best day ever" won a high-stakes Google design contest. >>

Inspirational Stories: How 5 Extraordinary People Beat All Odds to Graduate
Inspirational Stories: How 5 Extraordinary People Beat All Odds to Graduate

When these strong, powerful people set their minds on higher learning, they wouldn't let everyday… >>

The Blithering Idiot's Guide to Retaking the SAT...at Age 35
The Blithering Idiot’s Guide to Retaking the SAT…at Age 35

If you’ve ever considered doing something stupid like retaking the SAT when you didn’t have to… >>

GoEnnounce: Social Networking and Fundraising for Students
GoEnnounce: Social Networking and Fundraising for Students

From textbooks to devices to extracurricular activities, school is expensive. We can all recall… >>

Why Do Top Students Cheat?
Why Do Top Students Cheat?

Cheating has gone from a nasty habit to a nationwide epidemic. In March,nine seniors from… >>