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.
New policy report outlines ways to help men of color succeed in community colleges
On the heels of the Obama administration's announcement of a $200 million initiative to help young men of color overcome barriers in society, two San Diego State University professors are shifting the conversation ...
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
Researchers empower parents to inspire first-generation college-goers
Parents who have not attended college are at a disadvantage when it comes to talking about higher education with their kids – yet these are the students who most need a parent's guidance.
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.
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 ...
What is the difference between 'lie,' 'deceive' and 'mislead'?
The University of Oxford is today releasing a set of sample interview questions from tutors who conduct Oxford interviews, in an attempt to explain the reasoning behind even the most strange-sounding questions.
Positive online comments can help blunt cyberbullying
(Phys.org)—Want to stop cyberbullying on Facebook? Try using … Facebook.
T. rex not a stand-up guy? Test your dino skills (Update)
Here's a test of your dinosaur knowledge: Did Tyrannosaurus rex stand upright, with its tail on the ground?