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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.

How Title IX Works

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?

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.

How Internships Work

Internships can be valuable for students across many fields. But how do you go about finding one and should you insist on being paid?

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.

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

A whopping 2.8 million students were suspended in the '13-'14 school year, which is likely more detrimental than beneficial to society.

How Do Kindergartners Decide Who Is 'Smart'?

And, for that matter, how do kindergarten teachers decide which students are smart?

Students Are Inspired by Science, Thanks to Class Zebra Fish

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.

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

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.

Teaching Typing May Be a Waste of Time

A new study pitted touch-typists against people using a hunt-and-peck style. Guess what they found.

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

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.

Who Says All Learning Should Happen in Schools?

Researchers are figuring out cool ways to spur conversation between kids and caregivers. And all that talk can really help kids' language development.