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Education includes information on learning and career training. Learn more about topics like homeschooling, college-prep, career paths and more.

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How Preschool Works

Preschool isn't mandatory, but toddlers can get a leg up on kindergarten classmates if they attend this preliminary educational institute. Beyond sing-alongs and story time, preschool teaches children invaluable social skills.

How Private Schools Work

Private schools come with a lot of perks -- and hefty price tags. For a top-notch education with a hint of exclusivity, many people choose to enroll their children in private schools. But what sets these institutions apart from public schools?

College Pictures

This college image gallery offers a visual perspective of some of the important aspects of attending a university. Check out these college pictures.

5 Things You Should Know: How to Talk to Your Child's Teacher

When your child sees you and his or her teacher as partners it can ease stress and help with successful learning. These 5 tips will help you communicate with your child's teacher.

5 Things You Should Know: Homeschooling

There is an alternative to the local public school district --homeschooling, and about 3 percent of American families are part of the trend. Is homeschooling the best option for your family?

How Discovery Education Streaming Works

An online video service from Discovery, called Discovery Education streaming, is available for teachers to use in classrooms. So what is this service and how can teachers take advantage of it?

How Classroom Video Conferencing Works

The teacher's voice fades, your pencil drops and your eyes close. Sound familiar? Classroom video conferencing is one teaching tool that could keep you awake. It might even get you excited about learning.

Can I become an expert in my field using MIT OpenCourseWare?

One of the top ten U.S. universities wants to give you an education -- for free. The only catch? You won't get a diploma.

How Public Schools Work

About 50 million American children attend public school, with nearly $10,000 being spent on each student. Where do those dollars go, and what are some of the benefits and challenges facing public schools?

How Campus Communication Technology Works

E-mail, instant messaging and the Internet have transformed college students' expectations. Learn how colleges are using new technology on campus.

13 Famous Rhodes Scholars

Each year about 90 students earn a Rhodes scholarship to study at the University of Oxford. Learn about some of the most famous Rhodes scholars, including Bill Clinton, George Stephanopoulos, and Kris Kristofferson.

15 Notable People Who Dropped Out of School

These 15 notable people, including Bill Gates, Thomas Edison, and Benjamin Franklin, achieved success in life even after dropping out of school. Learn about these inventors, businessmen and entertainers.

How Continuing Education Classes Work

Doctors, lawyers and other professionals take continuing education courses to stay current professionally. Learn how they find these courses.

How Net Generation Students Work

Net Generation students are a new breed of learner. Find out how these students work and how colleges and workplaces are evolving to meet their needs.

How Fraternities Work

"Toga, toga, toga!" Is fraternity life anything like National Lampoon's "Animal House"? Fraternities vary widely by campus and organization, but check out how they recruit, what pledging is like and the meaning of Hell Week.

How Sororities Work

Ever wonder why sorority rush is such a big deal? A sorority can be a great way to make lasting friendships and find opportunities for leadership and service. But people also associate sororities with a variety of negative stereotypes.

How Online Training Works

Driver safety, employee training and college courses are now being offered in a virtual environment. Learn how these virtual classrooms work.

How Becoming a Lawyer Works

Becoming a lawyer is a difficult but rewarding process. Learn how to prepare for the LSAT and to choose the right school.

How Geniuses Work

Spotting a genius is pretty easy -- without a doubt, Einstein, Newton and Mozart all qualify. But exactly what makes a person a genius is harder to puzzle out.

What is Homeschooling?

Homeschooling is defined differently in each state, but it is a viable alternative to attending school in a public institution. Learn about homeschooling in this article.

What is the unschooling method of homeschooling?

"Unschooling" is a term that is associated with homeschool. What is unschooling and how does it related to homeschooling? Find out the answer in this article.

How E-learning Works

E-learning has the ability to turn any computer into a classroom. Explore the dynamic world of e-learning!

How the HowStuffWorks Book Works 2001

You probably own dozens of books -- all of which started out as ideas. Go behind the scenes to see how an idea ends up on your bookshelf!

What Exactly Is Mensa? How Smart Do You Have to Be to Join?

Mensa is an organization for people with very high IQs. What does it take to get accepted into this organization? Learn about Mensa in this article.

National Science Teachers Association Convention 2001

If you couldn't make it to the convention this past weekend, go on a virtual tour of the exciting exhibits at the show!

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