Online Schools Enhances Homeschooling

For many people, the idea of attending an online school raises many questions and worries, including whether it is the right path toward their educational goals. However, online learning is becoming more popular as more and more universities and colleges … Read the rest

Selecting the Best Online School for Your Needs

Online schools are becoming more common these days, as a growing number of people want the convenience of earning a degree without compromising other responsibilities, such as a full-time job, or raising children. But with so many online schools to … Read the rest

Chicago teachers union sets October 11 strike date

The Chicago Teachers Union voted on Wednesday to set an Oct. 11 date for a possible strike that could disrupt classes for tens of thousands of students in the country's third largest public school system

Michigan Attorney General says weak Detroit schools can be closed

Underperforming schools in the cash-strapped city of Detroit can be closed this school year, Michigan's Attorney General said in a legal opinion issued Wednesday to clarify an existing state law. The position is the latest development in a battle between the state's Republican and Democratic lawmakers over how best to address Detroit's struggling school system. Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican, said schools operated by the Detroit Public School Community District that are among the lowest achieving 5 percent of all public schools during the three preceding school years can be shuttered by the state's School Reform Officer (SRO)

Why Public College Costs More Than an Ivy for Some Middle Class Kids

The good news: If you’re the parent of a college-bound student, it could be cheaper to send your young person to an Ivy League school than to your friendly neighborhood public institution, a potential bargain for families struggling to pay for tuition, room, and board. The bad news: That down-is-up scenario, where a public education might cost more than a private one, is yet another sign that college costs are out of control. Throughout September and October, the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities is running a Public University Values campaign which seeks to spotlight the value of public higher-education institutions.

The Top U.S. Colleges

Put Brigham Young University on your short list. The City University of New York’s City College could be for you.

10 Colleges That Receive the Most Applications

The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas.

College Students, Graduates Weigh in on Their College Choices

As a college freshman, I joined a lab and have continued working year-round thanks to the support of Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships. Caltech's SanPietro Travel Prize allowed me to spend three weeks traveling through Greece to experience a foreign country -- just because! My love of literature, combined with the encouragement of wonderful English professors, has led me to pursue an English minor along with my bachelor's in chemistry.

It only takes a single piece of paper for this artist to create beauty

Whether it's Greek sculpture or Renaissance paintings, paper cutting might not be the first thing you think of when you hear the word "art." The work of Pippa Dyrlaga, an artist from Yorkshire, UK, might just change that. While completing her master's degree at Leeds Metropolitan University, Dyrlaga "stumbled across" paper cutting, and it has now been her passion for seven years. SEE ALSO: 'Jeff's Table' showcases the majesty and artistry of toasting frozen waffles "It was the first time I felt that a medium was truly right for me," she confessed on her website