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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

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

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

By Jesslyn Shields

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

By Shelley Danzy

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

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

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

By Kate Kershner

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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

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

By Karen Kirkpatrick

Talk about minimal input for maximum result. An Arizona State University study found that encouragement from a female role model could keep some girls from dropping out of STEM classes.

By Jesslyn Shields

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

By Dave Roos

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.

By Yves Jeffcoat

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?

By Dave Roos

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.

By Sara Elliott

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

By Sara Elliott

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?

By Sara Elliott