MIT economist Josh Angrist believes demographics and pedagogical approach both play a role.
For too many American families, this is not a problem that's easily solved.
They're both lagging behind their suburban and small city counterparts, according to new research.
Districts that stopped forcing schools to mix students by race have seen a gradual but significant -return of racial isolation, especially at the elementary level.
It's the first city in the country to create a comprehensive merit pay system. Here's how they did it.
We thought they were fleeing poor training or poor salaries, but it looks like principals are the the problem.
Data are scarce, but a look at grants from the National Institutes of Health gives us at least a partial picture.
File under things that make you feel good.
Promise programs are springing up in Rust Belt cities. But some are working better than others. Here's why.
A former South Bronx teacher recalls how his own idealism kept his class from learning how to write.
A broader debate about the rights of public sector employees is just beginning.
Richard Levin's remarkable legacy on the home front.
Beyond any impending bubble in education and health care spending, these two sectors are not a source of economic development in the first place.
One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.
During a 19-day strike in 1987, teachers eventually set up temporary classrooms.
Gaps between educational attainment and job openings are responsible for our long-term unemployment problems.
As a candidate, Obama promised to bring this transformative program to 20 cities around the country. That didn't pan out, but is the president to blame?
They play an underrated but important role in getting our high-skill jobs filled.
Property taxes are still down, which means schools are still cutting staff. Will the teaching economy ever recover?