Schooling

Schooling comes in many forms -- from traditional K-12 education to college and the pursuit of advanced degrees. Learn all about schooling here.

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Are you considering a straight-up online school for your child? Here's what you need to know before you make the switch.

By Carrie Whitney, Ph.D.

The decision about whether to attend a college or a university is largely a matter of preference, but how do you know which is the better choice for you?

By Laurie L. Dove

The very first honorary degree on record was a brazen attempt to score points with a wealthy and politically connected bishop in 1478. Not much has changed since then.

By Dave Roos

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In a study on academic integrity, 59 percent of high school students admitted cheating on an exam, and 34 percent admitted to doing it more than twice.

By Carrie Whitney, Ph.D.

Louisiana has the dubious honor of being the U.S. state with the biggest bullying problem.

By Chris Opfer

The decades-old LSAT test is losing its hold on law school admissions. What will this mean for prospective graduate students?

By Laurie L. Dove

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.

By Alia Hoyt

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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.

By Diana Brown

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 might specify a specific pencil brand.

By Alia Hoyt

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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