Education

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

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Laurie L. Dove

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

By Alia Hoyt

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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

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

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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

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

By Karen Kirkpatrick

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

By Sara Elliott

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?

By Sara Elliott

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

By Sara Elliott

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

By Sara Elliott

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

By Sara Elliott

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

By Bambi Turner

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.

By Beth Brindle

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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?

By Dave Roos

When's the last time you wrote a cursive capital Q? Instruction in penmanship has dropped as digital communication eclipses pen and paper. But could cursive skills mean more than pretty loops on a page?

By Julia Layton