Tuition keeps rising, but so does the need for more graduates
College Is Dead. Long Live College!
Can a new breed of online megacourses finally offer a college education to more people for less money?
MOOC Brigade: Free Online Classes, Speeded Up a Notch
I’m almost done with the six-week course on gamification I’ve been taking as part of TIME’s look at Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs). I’ve watched most of the video lectures by class leader Kevin Werbach of the University of …
MOOC Brigade: With Free Online Classes, Guilt Is Part of the Bargain
One of TIME’s personal-finance writers on the trouble with trying to get something for nothing
Why Is Paddling Still Allowed in Schools?
“Won’t Back Down”: Why This Education Movie Matters
MOOC Brigade: Who Is Taking Massive Open Online Courses, And Why?
Sure, knowledge is power and all that, but how many Coursera students are willing to make a sizable time commitment just to get a certificate of completion?
Why Third Grade Is So Important: The ‘Matthew Effect’
MOOC Brigade: Back to School, 26 Years Later
As Coursera signs up more top-tier schools, TIME’s technology writer weighs in on the gamification class taught by Wharton’s Kevin Werbach
Sex Education in Mississippi: Will a New Law Lower Teen Pregnancy Rates?
Mississippi, which has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the U.S., is starting to make its public schools offer sex education, but the law comes with many restrictions
Beyond the Chicago Teachers Strike: Where the Next Fights Will Be
While the kids may be back in school in Chicago, the fight over teachers’ contracts is anything but over. Local unions nationwide are feeling empowered by the seven-day strike in Chicago that ended with some significant …
Should Teachers Be Allowed to Sell Their Lesson Plans?
Put to the Test: Colleges Grapple with Bomb Threats
The bomb threats at the University of Texas at Austin and North Dakota State University in Fargo on Friday that canceled classes and forced campus evacuations turned out to be nothing more than hoaxes. By early afternoon, no …