There are about 20 million college students in the U.S.
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More college students are registered to vote in the November midterm elections this year than they were in 2014, but it remains to be seen how many more will vote.
‘Fortnite’ has over 125 million players worldwide.
'Fortnite' – the wildly popular video game – is a dangerously addictive, robs students of precious time and teaches individualism instead of cooperating to survive, a political theorist argues.
The demands of college sports often take precedence over education.
Research shows student-athletes spend triple the amount of time on sports as on academics, raising questions about whether they actually benefit from a college education, a sociology professor argues.
Charting a path to success.
Undergraduate statistics degrees have tripled in the past decade. Is 'statistician' really the sexy new job?
Young adult fiction books on display at an independent bookstore.
An English professor says educators should use "Speak" – an often banned novel about sexual assault – to engage young people about the topic.
Cellphones carry certain risks for elementary school students.
While many parents believe equipping their young child with a cellphone is a matter of safety, research shows the practice comes with certain risks.
Evacuees arrive at the UNLV Thomas & Mack Center after a gunman opened fire Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas.
One year after the Oct. 1 shooting massacre in Las Vegas, a team of scholars from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers insights into how to best help those affected by the violence.
Many special education students are isolated from their peers.
Things could get worse for special education students if the Trump administration follows through on its plans to give states more leeway when it comes to how they treat special education students.
Apple’s Tim Cook believes access to high-skill immigrants is a key source of American innovation.
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New research shows recruiting high-skilled immigrants leads to a 'meaningful' increase in innovation – and even more than spending money on research and development.
Antagonistic professors hurt student learning, research shows.
A communication studies professor purposefully antagonizes students to show how putdowns and other forms of negative criticism can impact student learning.
The revelry that comes with college football comes with a serious social cost.
Reports of sexual assault increase by as much as 41 percent when the local college football team plays, according to researchers who say the increase is related to the drinking culture on campus.
Getting ready for school.
Through games and household tasks, parents can help their children learn basic math skills like counting, geometry and algebraic thinking.
Even privately run colleges and universities get money from the federal government.
Yet the money spent on student loans, Pell Grants and funding for research is not generally keeping pace with the demand for higher ed.
Americans have long differed over whether patriotism should be pushed in their nation’s schools.
As debates over protests during the national anthem continue to rage, two scholars examine how legal and moral battles over the merits of patriotism in public schools have been playing out for years.
The value of college rankings is continually being called into question.
College rankings are set up to make you believe one college is better than another. But a closer look reveals college rankings may be measuring something entirely different.
Enrollment in women’s colleges is up in record numbers.
Since 2016, women's colleges have seen an uptick in enrollment. We asked the leaders of three women's colleges – Bryn Mawr, Douglass College and St Kate's – to explain the attraction.
Teacher turnover causes significant disruptions to the school year, researchers say.
About 16 percent of all teachers change schools or leave teaching. Often, these changes occur in the middle of the school year, which causes significant setbacks in learning, researchers say.
Black students who express an interest in racial justice are less likely to get a response from predominantly white, private liberal arts colleges, new research shows.
New research by sociologist Ted Thornhill shows that black students who indicate they plan to fight for racial justice are more likely to be ignored by white admissions counselors.
A Texas school’s tribute to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
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The Department of Education says there were 240 school shootings during a recent school year. Another database only counts 29. How could the numbers be so different -- and who is right?
Collaboration across disciplines is key to solving the world’s toughest problems, researchers argue.
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Labor Day is an excellent time for college instructors to commit to teaching students to take an interdisciplinary approach to solving the world's toughest problems, three professors argue.
Sending text-message reminders and tips to parents can help boost their children’s reading skills.
Providing text-message tips to parents on how to make their children stronger readers can make a difference, but only if parents don't get too many or too few text messages, researchers find.
Has the cost of higher education in the U.S. put college out of financial reach?
As students head back to campus, the ever higher cost of a college education is once again top of mind. The presidents of Colorado College, Penn State and Xavier University weigh in on what's to be done.
Black power militant H. Rap Brown and Stokely Carmichael (right) appeared at a sit-in protest at Columbia University in New York City on April 26, 1968.
The 1968 protests at Columbia University led the institution to abandon a gym project that residents considered racist and cut off its defense work – and generated worldwide attention in the process.
Students often believe a STEM degree will serve them better in the job market.
A handful of high-profile executives have humanities degrees. But those standouts make up a small proportion of the total pool of American executives.
Protesters toppled the ‘Silent Sam’ Confederate statue on Aug. 20 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Toppling statues devoted to Confederate soldiers may be a joyous moment for protesters who fight white supremacy, but after the statues fall, structural racism remains, a scholar on slavery argues.