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Reading and a chance encounter with a former English teacher helped Dan Wise through what he called the scariest time in his life.
We unpack the financial and psychological toll of paying for soaring college costs with the author of the new book "Indebted."
The attack on the facilities in Saudi territory showed the vulnerability of both the kingdom and and the global oil economy to tensions in the region.
Rapping Shakespeare? Origami in math class? Out-of-the box ideas to get students excited about learning. Part II of our special series on the achievement gap.
Rally participants called for the resignation of officials who knew about Epstein's gifts, including MIT's president, L. Rafael Reif.
Huffman, 56, became the first of 34 parents to be sentenced in the case. She was also given a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and a year of...
The university's president says Harvard received nearly $9 million from Epstein between 1998 and 2007 but rejected a gift after Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to soliciting a minor for...
The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology acknowledged he signed a letter thanking the late, disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein for a donation to a professor.
Fretting over whom the relative handful of elite universities admit needlessly sucks oxygen from the debate we should be having, writes Rich Barlow.
A new book suggests ways to help parents understand their children's elementary school math.
A small college in upstate New York is using the Adirondack Mountains as a classroom to train young people to become loggers.
High school seniors, it's time to let colleges and universities hear your voice.
The President of MIT said the university will bring in an outside firm to investigate the connections between the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and the Lab.
Peter Cohen, director of development for computer and data science, is on leave pending a review.
Seeking solutions to a persistent problem in American education. It’s Part 1 of our special series "The 50 Year Fight: Solutions For Closing The Achievement Gap."
WBUR reporter Max Larkin discusses the resignation of MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito.
Joi Ito sent an email to MIT's provost saying he's stepping down. His resignation comes after it was reported that the Media Lab had a more extensive fundraising relationship with...
According to Boston Public Schools, about 80 percent of students showed up for the first day of classes on Thursday and almost 84 percent attended school on Friday - the...
College costs have soared. But for many middle-class families, paying for a kid's education has become a financial and a moral issue.
On both sides of the rift, there is apparent agreement on one thing: this story is about much more than Media Lab director Joichi Ito.