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The Pros and Cons of Pandemic Learning Pods

The coronavirus is forcing many parents to form at-home 'learning pods.' But who could potentially benefit from these and who could be left behind?

Is It Time to Seriously Consider an Online School for Your Child?

Are you considering a straight-up online school for your child? Here's what you need to know before you make the switch.

Why Jane Elliott's Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Racism Exercise Is So Powerful

Jane Elliott has been exposing racist thinking for more than 50 years through her ground-breaking exercise using eye color. Some think her methodology is too harsh. She couldn't care less.

Deaf, Blind and Determined: How Helen Keller Learned to Communicate

Deaf and blind from a fever as a baby, Helen Keller overcame her limitations to lead a life of inspiration and courage. How was she able to learn to communicate?

What's the Difference Between a College and a University?

The decision about whether to attend a college or a university is largely a matter of preference, but how do you know which is the better choice for you?

10 Famous Commencement Speeches

Fellow graduates, as you go forward and seize the day, we pause to consider some less-clichéd and far more memorable commencement speeches given over the years, including one that made graduates wealthier.

Why Do Colleges Hand Out Honorary Degrees?

The very first honorary degree on record was a brazen attempt to score points with a wealthy and politically connected bishop in 1478. Not much has changed since then.

The Ethics (and Crime) of Plagiarism

Defining plagiarism is not always cut-and-paste easy. But it usually involves deliberately passing off somebody else's original expression or creative ideas as one's own.

Why Cramming Is the Worst Way to Study

Cramming for a test might help you pass, but it doesn't provide long-term learning and that's the problem.

Cheaters Never Win? Many U.S. High School Students Disagree

In a study on academic integrity, 59 percent of high school students admitted cheating on an exam, and 34 percent admitted to doing it more than twice.

Oxford Dictionaries' 2018 Word of the Year: Toxic

How does Oxford choose the Word of the Year and what, if anything, does it say about us?

Bullying More Likely in Less Crowded U.S. States

Louisiana has the dubious honor of being the U.S. state with the biggest bullying problem.

World History: Where Should the Teaching Timeline Start?

The College Board wants AP World History courses to cover material from the year 1450 on. The rest, well, is history.

Vending Machines Bring Books and Learning to 'Book Deserts'

Free kids books that come out of a vending machine? Yes, please!

Dolly Parton Donates 100 Millionth Book

The country music superstar gave away her 100 millionth book and was honored by the U.S. Library of Congress.

LSAT, Law Schools Just Aren’t That Into You Anymore

The decades-old LSAT test is losing its hold on law school admissions. What will this mean for prospective graduate students?

The Case for Kids Walking to School by Themselves

It used to be common for kids to walk to school by themselves but not any more. A study found several benefits when children walked unaccompanied.

U.S. Charter Schools Tied to Controversial Turkish Cleric

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.

Are School Dress Codes Biased Against Girls?

Do public school dress codes and uniforms have any real value or are they sexist and arbitrary?

Despite Benefits to Teens, Half of Parents Oppose Later School Start Times

Experts advocate teens start school slightly later in the morning, but not all parents give the idea a passing grade.

What Makes One Pencil Superior to Another?

Not all pencils are created equal. There's a reason why teachers and school supply lists might specify a specific pencil brand.

There's No Such Thing as a 'Learning Style'

Think you're a visual learner? How about auditory? Sorry, that's preference; education is best tailored to the subject matter, not the student.

Widely Hated Comic Sans Might Be Lifesaver for People With Dyslexia

It might not be sophisticated, but some people with dyslexia say it's the only typeface they can read.

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

For tired teen students, a snooze during the school day can offer a much-needed pick-me-up.

When College-bound Kids Have Their Acceptances Revoked

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.