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Analysis and reporting on America's schools, from kindergarten to college.

The massive Los Angeles public school worker strike, explained

A new Supreme Court case could be the most important transgender rights decision ever

America’s school lunch crisis

You probably won’t get any student loan relief, thanks to a GOP-controlled Supreme Court

Ron DeSantis’s war on “woke” in Florida schools, explained

Progress Report: America’s Schools

Nobody knows what the point of homework is

The racist idea that changed American education

Conservatives’ war on emotions in the classroom

America’s after-school afterthought

The other long Covid: The damage done to a generation of schoolchildren

This Penn professor has been offending minorities for years. Will tenure save her?

The Supreme Court showdown over Biden’s student debt relief program, explained

The controversy over AP African American studies, explained

The incredible shrinking future of college

The legal fight that could kill Biden’s student debt relief plan, explained

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New Mexico just voted to make pre-K a universal right

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How education culture wars have shaped the midterms

The Supreme Court discovers that ending affirmative action is hard

Affirmative action is facing its most difficult test

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Beto O’Rourke can’t win without suburban women. They don’t seem sold.

Do we ask too much of parents?

Will student loan forgiveness make inflation worse?

Biden’s big new student loan forgiveness plan, explained

Are teachers leaving the classroom en masse?

School vaccine mandates for Covid-19 are not happening

How to help your teen think critically in a confusing world

School funding lawsuits are long, frustrating, and crucial for fighting inequality

The Supreme Court tears a new hole in the wall separating church and state

Actually, maybe don’t learn to code

“We’re expected to be human shields”: Teachers are unprotected — and scared

We just got the most comprehensive study of pandemic learning loss

The kids who have never known life without Covid-19

The problem with schools turning to surveillance after mass shootings

Are active shooter drills worth it?

Biden’s 3 choices on student loans

A new Supreme Court case makes George W. Bush look like a racial justice crusader

Teachers across the country are demanding better pay and support

In defense of pre-K

The case for a Black History Year