What Betsy DeVos, an advocate of school-choice initiatives and President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, as well as the rest of us need to know about cyber charter schools.
Highly restrictive speech codes are now the norm in some of the world's universities.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of love was not sentimental. It demanded that individuals tell their oppressors what they were doing was wrong. How can this vision help with community-building today?
At a time when America feels divided and families face rifts, the history of Thanksgiving offers lessons in unity, generosity and faith.
After Donald Trump's victory, a scholar says the biblical prophets can help show us the way forward: Just as there is no peace without justice, there is no healing without grief.
Babies first learn to recognize the rhythm and intonation of language. The process begins in the womb, where the intonation patterns are transmitted to the baby through the fluids.
The involvement of large wealthy donors in local schools is influencing who gets elected to govern on school boards. Why does it matter?
Masculine cultures foster a greater sense of belonging and ability to be successful in boys than they do in girls.
A scholar explains what makes landscapes sacred in Native American religion and why there needs to be a better understanding of the ties to the land.
In America's past, efforts by disadvantaged citizens to secure greater political influence have been met with violent repression.
Younger evangelicals have a very different view of their faith.Their perspective on issues such as immigration and economic inequality differs widely from that of the religious right.
A recent poster displayed Donald Trump with the Indian spiritual symbol of 'om.' Here is the problem:
An increasing number of parents are choosing to toilet train their children from birth, without using nappies. But how effective is this?
Mind blanks are typically triggered in response to a perceived threat. The chemical process that takes place essentially clears out your working memory, quiets logical processes, and walls off memory.
Immigrants have contributed to America's great success at the Nobel. Of the 350 Nobel winners from the United States, more than 100 have been immigrants.
Narcissists are more self-promoting on social media and tend to have large numbers of 'friends' and followers.
Children start to demonstrate self-awareness as they approach their second birthday – and it helps them to learn.
We recently set up a Foldit competition between gamers, undergraduate students and professional scientists. The winner might surprise you – and offer important possibilities for scientific research.
On the occasion of World Teacher's Day, on Oct. 5, a scholar explains why borrowing teacher quality models from high-scoring countries such as Finland, South Korea or Singapore is not effective.
A study with pre-school children found that their motivation and interest improved when they believed they were part of a group.
A provocative new documentary, 'Starving the Beast,' blames the condition of higher ed on right-wing policies. A scholar argues that the film ignores a long history that has led to current crisis.
Children feel sympathy for others from an early age. Two development psychologists explain how children can learn, based on feelings of sympathy, how to act more thoughtfully.
Sleep deprivation in teenagers as a result of early school start has been a topic of much debate. Are teenagers just lazy, or is there more to their inability to wake up early?