Lauren Streib is a former reporter for The Daily Beast. She was previously a reporter for Forbes.

Free Education

After leading education reform for many years as a public official, education historian and blogger Diane Ravitch has emerged as one of the leading opponents of the movement. Ravitch, author of the new book Reign of Error, talks to Lauren Streib about how reform has become a cover for privatization.

Freight Fright

A summer of rail scares may have given you the wrong impression—you’re still much safer on a train than you are in a car.


Newsweek and The Daily Beast analyzed thousands of high schools to find the country’s best. Here’s how we did it.

Game Changers

We re-ranked all our top schools based on the number of students who fall below federal poverty lines. The result: the most transformative secondary institutions across the country.