The first in a series in which The Hechinger Report is teaming up with TIME to examine what's behind the woeful performance of Mississippi's schoolchildren, as well as possible solutions to help them catch up
A truck overpacked with undocumented workers smashed into trees in the Texas countryside. Now the hard work of identifying the victims begins
A dramatic video of cops suppressing a local protest against an earlier shooting has spiraled into controversy and a spotlight on how the police do their business in a minority community
A TIME reporter (and part-time substitute teacher) talks about the legacy of Columbine in schools -- and how little of that can be transferred to emergencies in public places
Diverse and aspiringly middle-class, the biggest suburb in Colorado is home to defense contractors and the Pentagon's drone monitoring operation. Now it will be known as the town of the Batman massacre
A heavily armed gunman, wearing a gas mask, opened fire on a Batman movie screening in Aurora, Colo. Police have a 24-year-old suspect in custody.
Internet courses and degrees are exploding at every level of education, but questions remain over whether it's possible to teach people to be face-to-face classroom instructors in a program that's entirely online.
Across from the United States Supreme Court, two hundred people gathered at the Library of Congress to celebrate yesterday -- and not because of the court's immigration decision
Trustees at the University of Virginia voted unanimously on Tuesday to reinstate the president they ousted just two weeks ago
A strong set of beliefs prevents reporting, but seeing the system visibly work will encourage others to come forward
Police said Monday they have arrested a masonry teacher and four students as they investigate allegations of brutal hazing at a summer school in Southern California
Television is markedly different than it was when a radio station aired George Carlin's 'Seven Dirty Words' in 1973, but the same issues we deliberated four decades ago are still far from decided
A closer look at the medical center that provides nearly half of the university's revenues
Health care ruling expected on Thursday
Deep in the badlands of California is a squatters' camp that many are increasingly calling home -- and a paradise of sorts
Sandusky, a 68-year-old retired defensive coach who was once Paterno's heir apparent, was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts
Two people have been found dead in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide at the Beverly Hilton, just hours before the Daytime Emmy Awards are being held at the posh hotel, police said Saturday
Layaway used to be reserved for big-ticket items like televisions or leather couches. Now, you can use it for your summer vacation.
A risk of engine fires is forcing General Motors to recall its popular Chevrolet Cruze compact car
The Arkansas Supreme Court has struck down the state's execution law, calling it unconstitutional
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was introduced Thursday as the next president of Purdue University, quashing speculation that he would be tapped as a vice presidential candidate or a Cabinet appointee should Mitt Romney win the White House in November
The Supreme Court has thrown out fines and sanctions against broadcasters who violated the Federal Communications Commission policy regulating curse words and nudity on broadcast television
Are you having an allergy-free summer? You may have Fido to thank for that.
A grand jury declined to return an indictment against a father who beat to death a man he found sexually molesting his 5-year-old daughter last week. The grand jury aside, did the dad use excessive force?
Trustees at the University of Virginia are pushing the school at breakneck speed
In short, bankers have too much say about the financial system at the expense of everyone else. There is simply too much opportunity for all kinds of conflicts of interest
Researchers have begun to pinpoint brain differences in people who are sexually attracted to pre-pubescent children
If Romney opposed Obama's move to abandon deportation and prosecution of some young illegal immigrants he could enrage Latinos
Rodney King, the focal point of the worst urban unrest in U.S. history, says he has moved forward since 1992 and in many ways, so has Los Angeles