Mathematician devises a means for tying impact of teaching quality to pupil's future earnings
A strategy that narrows academic achievement gap by 63 percent
Americans don't like to talk about social class. But new research from Northwestern and Stanford universities suggests that, at least in college and university settings, they should do just that.
MOOC2Degree program to offer credit for free online college courses
LinkedIn expands for high school students, universities
Hoping to attract younger users, career-oriented social network LinkedIn announced Monday that it's adding a feature for universities to promote themselves and will allow students as young as 14 to open accounts.
Cheating students more likely to want government jobs, study finds
College students who cheated on a simple task were more likely to want government jobs, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania found in a study of hundreds of students in Bangalore, India.
A time for a change in the PhD system
Clothing firms 'sexualise' pre-teen girls: study
Some clothing firms in the United States are marketing sexy garments for pre-teen girls, reinforcing a destructive stereotype of female attractiveness, research released on Monday said.
18th century brewery remains found at Va. college
College students have always had a taste for beer, and archaeologists have uncovered new evidence at the College of William and Mary to prove it.
OpenStax developing textbooks that deliver personalized lessons
Rice University-based nonprofit OpenStax, which has already provided free textbooks to hundreds of thousands of college students, today announced a $9 million effort to develop free, digital textbooks capable ...
Smart teens rub off on teammates: Study shows why extra-curricular activities matter
(Phys.org) —A new study of high school activities bears this message for incoming high school students: Play what the smart kids play.
Practices to boost community college student completion rates identified in report
A new report from The University of Texas at Austin's Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) reveals a positive relationship between community colleges' implementation of several "high impact" practices—like ...
College students not embracing tablets as originally predicted, study finds
(Phys.org) —College students are not embracing tablets as many experts had expected when the devices were introduced a few years ago, says a new report from Ball State University.
For men of color, high academic motivation does not bring academic success
Despite higher levels of engagement in the community college experience—from rarely skipping classes to accessing tutoring services more frequently—male students of color have lower academic outcomes than White male students ...
Believing the impossible and conspiracy theories
Distrust and paranoia about government has a long history, and the feeling that there is a conspiracy of elites can lead to suspicion for authorities and the claims they make. For some, the attraction of conspiracy theories ...