A group called Rolling Jubilee has "abolished" more than $3 million in private student loans from the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. And it's just getting started.
From helping students be on their best behavior to taking history lessons to the Twitterverse, teachers are using a range of apps — many of them free — to harness mobile technology in the classroom.
Our readers had strong feelings, pro and con, on the many ways for teachers to enter the profession.
The mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, will have teddy bears in it, school police officials say. The MRAP is a piece of military surplus equipment that's worth around $733,000.
Oak Ridge Military Academy looked as if it was going to close a few years ago because of low enrollment. The academy turned things around by appealing to international students, from Asia to Africa.
One in five newly hired teachers has skipped university preparation for teaching. Indiana is the latest state to make entering the classroom easier.
For students who don't have enough money for a hot lunch each day, visiting the cafeteria can be a source of shame. In Houston, school volunteer Kenny Thompson decided he wanted to change that.
For kids with disabilities, a simple activity like going down a slide can be a challenge. An NPR crowdsourcing project maps inclusive playgrounds — fun and safe for all — across the country.
A new study suggests that learning to play a musical instrument helps improve the brain's ability to process language. That means music lessons could give kids from low-income communities a big boost.
When the National Institutes of Health budget doubled, some schools scrambled to build new laboratory buildings. But the funding has declined, leaving institutions struggling to pay for the buildings.
Boston may be moving away from using MCAS exams to assess students in grades 3-8 in favor of a new computer-based test.
In a statement, Fred Lawrence says sexual misconduct at the university “poses a singular threat to our most deeply held values.”
Interim BPS Superintendent John McDonough says at this point there should only be individualized issues, which will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
At a time when well-paying jobs are going unfilled for lack of skilled labor. a study has found that many vocational and technical high schools in Massachusetts have long waiting lists for students seeking admission.
With class schedules still incorrect and classrooms either overcrowded or empty, parents of students at Madison Park High School worry about lost class time for their children.
Today, in a special hour of Radio Boston, we are going to look back at busing, at September 14, 1974, and its legacy — it’s one of the most important moments for Boston in the second half of the 20th century. We want to hear your stories, your questions… were you bused out of your neighborhood? What happened? How did it effect your life… and how do you think it changed this city?
Many students at the city’s only vocational-technical high school said they are still waiting for class schedules.