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Schooling comes in many forms -- from traditional K-12 education to college and the pursuit of advanced degrees. Learn all about schooling here.

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It's that time of year again: Children will soon be subjected to a battery of tests to determine who among them could be the next Einstein. Spotting a smarty-pants is pretty easy, but what makes a person a genius is something completely different.


High Schools Are Allowing Sleep-deprived Students to Take Midday Naps

Nap pods offer a much-needed wakefulness boost for sleep-deprived students. Learn about the snoozing stations at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

When College-bound Kids Have Their Acceptances Revoked

Every year, colleges revoke about 1 percent to 2 percent of their admission offers. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

U.S. Public Schools Are Suspending Millions of Students, With Little Reward

School suspensions have increased dramatically since 2000. Learn how being suspended affects students' future success at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

How Do Kindergartners Decide Who Is 'Smart'?

A small, qualitative study found that kindergartners (and their teachers) may be deciding who’s smart based on behavior, not academic knowledge. See more »

Want to Get Students Psyched About STEM? Ask Them to Launch a Satellite

A group of teenage girls are helping to launch South Africa's first privately owned satellite. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Students Are Inspired by Science, Thanks to Class Zebra Fish

A new study shows that the BioEYES zebra fish program helps students learn and enjoy science in the classroom. Find out more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Ph.D. Students Hold Interpretive Dance-off — and It's Great

Got a dissertation and the urge to dance? The Dance Your Ph.D. contest could be for you. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

A Few Encouraging Words Can Change the Lives of Female STEM Students

Can a letter from a role model encourage women and girls to stay in STEM classes? Learn about this recent study in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Who Says All Learning Should Happen in Schools?

Kids spend as much as 80 percent of their time outside school. Find out how some communities are helping to encourage learning beyond school. See more »

6 Ways U.S. Academic Labor Practices Are Seriously Shady

Colleges have certainly changed the way they pay their professors. HowStuffWorks Now looks at six questionable labor practices. See more »