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

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.

How Gap Years Work

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.

Rising Neighborhood Inequality in U.S. Driven by Parents With Young Children

For the past 40 years, U.S. neighborhoods have become increasingly segregated by income. Are school districts and mobile wealthy parents balkanizing our country?

Crowdfunding College Tuition: Cash-strapped Students Try a Startup Strategy

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.

Admitting Trans Students to Single-sex Colleges: Is Current Law on Their Side?

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.

Study: Grades Improve When Kids Learn Great Scientists Struggled Too

New research shows kids learn science best when we show them the failures and personal struggles that led to the astronomical successes.

What's the Right Age for Kids to Learn to Code?

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.

Beyond Books: Check Out the Weird Stuff You Can Check Out at America’s Libraries

From American Girl dolls to animal pelts to car repair tools, you may be surprised at the free stuff you can borrow from the library

Looking for the Next Tech Genius? Check the Playground.

Move over, Zuckerberg: A new study shows that children may just have adults beat when it comes to creativity and innovation in the tech sector.

Why do children play?

Whether it's tag, jumping rope or playing with dolls, kids in every part of the world, and in every generation, play. Philosophers and psychologists say they do it for more reasons than just having fun. But the future of play may be in jeopardy.

How TED Talks Work

TED talks are so popular, they've been spoofed in commercials, with speakers sporting wireless headphones against a black background. At 18 minutes each, how did these talks go viral?

What were the first distance learning courses?

Students have been taught via long distance for centuries, long before the birth of personal computers. Here's where the first distance learning courses began.

How many MOOC students finish their courses?

Seems like everybody in the world is signed up for a MOOC (massive open online course). But how many students actually finish their courses?

How do libraries work with ebooks?

Seems like lending out ebooks should be a relatively simple matter for most libraries. But often, it's not. What are the challenges ebooks pose for libraries?

How can you tell if an online school is reputable?

When it comes to finding an online school, the choices seem almost limitless. But how can you determine if the school is highly regarded?

Are online degrees worth it?

Congratulations! You just graduated with an online degree. But will a degree earned online benefit you in the job market? Was all your hard work worth it?

Will MOOCs make college obsolete?

Massive open online courses are the hot, new way to educate the masses. Will MOOCs make college obsolete?

Do employers take online degrees seriously?

All the studying in the world may not be worth it career-wise. Learn if potential employers take online degrees seriously.

How do colleges get accredited?

When you start applying to various colleges, everyone says make sure the school is accredited. How do go about doing that?

How many Americans do their entire degrees remotely?

Seems like the Internet is allowing us to do almost everything from home or from wherever we are at the moment. So how many Americans do their degrees remotely?

Can you get college credit for MOOC classes?

You have just finished that algebra MOOC from an Ivy League university. Awesome! But can you get college credit for your MOOC classes?

Does sleeping after learning make you smarter?

Want to ace that test? Skip the all-nighter and hit the sack to boost memory and learning.

How the Minerva Project Works

Education still mainly consists of an instructor talking to a group of students, the same as it's been for at least 1,000 years. But what if that model could be overturned for good? And we're not talking MOOCs but something much more personal.

How to Stay Motivated When Your Class Has No Classroom

Staying awake in a college lecture is hard enough, but how about when you're at home watching the lecture on your computer, a few feet from your bed? That's the challenge of online learning. We have some tips to keep you on track.

How edX Works

In 2012, MIT and Harvard joined forces to create edX, a nonprofit offering free online college classes from some of the world's top universities. How does it make money?