Researchers find little evidence to support skills gap claims
A shortage of skilled workers is often the reason many employers say they struggle to find qualified employees to fill vacancies or expand their business. It's become such a concern that public officials in many states are ...
Don't freak if you can't solve a math problem that's gone viral
It's been quite a year for mathematics problems on the internet. In the last few months, three questions have been online everywhere, causing consternation and head-scratching and blowing the minds of adults ...
US Internet adoption steady as 'digital gaps' persist
The percentage of Americans using the Internet has remained unchanged for the past three years, with older and low-income people making slow progress getting online, a study showed Friday.
Study gives more accurate picture of value of college education
A new study that is the first to use Social Security Administration's personal income tax data tracking the same individuals over 20 years to measure individual lifetime earnings has confirmed significant ...
Misperception discourages girls from studying math-intensive science, shows study
A misperception—the belief that the ability to do difficult mathematics is something that you either have or don't—currently prevents many American girls from opting for a major in physics, engineering, ...
High schoolers' experiment lost again on launch failure
Three high school students were going to get the science lesson of a lifetime by flying their experiment in space.
Beliefs about innate talent may dissuade students from STEM
"It's OK – not everyone can do difficult math."