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How Title IX Works
U.S. Charter Schools Tied to Controversial Turkish Cleric
There's No Such Thing as a 'Learning Style'
Widely Hated Comic Sans Might Be Lifesaver for People With Dyslexia
Title IX opened up access to collegiate sports for American girls and women when it was signed into law in 1972. But what has changed since then and what does the future hold for Title IX?
By Oisin Curran
Secretive Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen is the leader of a politically powerful Turkish religious movement — and head of the largest chain of charter schools in America.
By Diana Brown Oct 24, 2017
Internships can be valuable for students across many fields. But how do you go about finding one and should you insist on being paid?
By Michelle Konstantinovsky
Do public school dress codes and uniforms have any real value or are they sexist and arbitrary?
By Alia Hoyt Sep 15, 2017
Experts advocate teens start school slightly later in the morning, but not all parents give the idea a passing grade.
By Laurie L. Dove Sep 4, 2017
Not all pencils are created equal. There's a reason why teachers and school supply lists might specify a specific pencil brand.
By Alia Hoyt Jul 31, 2017
Think you're a visual learner? How about auditory? Sorry, that's preference; education is best tailored to the subject matter, not the student.
By Jesslyn Shields Apr 17, 2017
It might not be sophisticated, but some people with dyslexia say it's the only typeface they can read.
By Jesslyn Shields Mar 14, 2017
For tired teen students, a snooze during the school day can offer a much-needed pick-me-up.
By Shelley Danzy Feb 22, 2017
Ever year, millions of high school seniors lose interest in school after they get into college. And every year, some of those students see those acceptances vanish.
By Julia Layton Jan 30, 2017
A whopping 2.8 million students were suspended in the '13-'14 school year, which is likely more detrimental than beneficial to society.
By Julia Layton Jan 12, 2017
And, for that matter, how do kindergarten teachers decide which students are smart?
By Kate Kershner Jan 12, 2017
That's what South Africa did.
By Jonathan Strickland Nov 21, 2016
A five-year study of the BioEYES program found that students get excited about science when they get to work hands-on with growing zebra fish.
By Robert Lamb Nov 10, 2016
The Dance Your Ph.D. contest asks students to create a dance explaining their research. This year's winner had some major boogeying and a cow heart valve doing the worm.
By Kate Kershner Nov 3, 2016
A new study pitted touch-typists against people using a hunt-and-peck style. Guess what they found.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Oct 26, 2016
Talk about minimal input for maximum result. A new study suggests that encouragement from a female role model could keep some girls from dropping out of STEM classes.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 25, 2016
Researchers are figuring out cool ways to spur conversation between kids and caregivers. And all that talk can really help kids' language development.
By Kate Kershner Oct 11, 2016
Students might be shocked to learn how little most of their professors are paid or that others have to raise funds for their own salaries.
By Dave Roos Jun 10, 2016
Students in the U.S. haven't been as quick to adopt the post-high-school gap year as their international counterparts. While that time off isn't ideal for everyone, it has some very real advantages.
By Clint Pumphrey
For the past 40 years, U.S. neighborhoods have become increasingly segregated by income. Are school districts and mobile wealthy parents balkanizing our country?
By Jesslyn Shields May 10, 2016
If you've already tapped out Mom, Dad and the bank for college money, why not try complete strangers? It's worked for some folks.
By Dave Roos Apr 29, 2016
Some single-gender colleges have changed their admissions policies to allow trans students while others are still deciding. HowStuffWorks Now looks at what the law says.
By Raquel Willis Mar 15, 2016
New research shows kids learn science best when we show them the failures and personal struggles that led to the astronomical successes.
By Jesslyn Shields Feb 23, 2016
A solid education should include computer science and tech literacy. Kids who code develop skills for a digital economy, and also attitudes needed to succeed elsewhere.
By Laurie L. Dove Feb 8, 2016
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