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Title IX protects students from sex-based discrimination in schools that get funding from the federal government. MediaNews Group/Getty Images

What is Title IX? 4 essential reads

Scholars discuss topics that are related to Title IX, such as sexual misconduct on college campuses and bans on transgender athletes in high school sports.
Performance-based funding for colleges is widespread. But does it work? MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images

Racial gaps in college graduation widened under funding model meant to boost performance

Some states fund their public colleges based on how well the schools perform on key metrics. New research raises questions about how that affects outcomes for students from different racial groups.
Introductory science classes typically require students to memorize facts, rather than teaching them the basis of scientific thinking. Maskot via Getty Images

Improving science literacy means changing science education

College science classes often fall short of helping students see connections across subjects. Can a new approach make a difference?
Employees are more likely to put in long hours when they’re passionate about their work. sturti / Getty Images

5 drawbacks to following your passion

A sociologist took a critical look at the cherished career advice to ‘follow your passion.’ What she found is that this advice often brings unintended consequences.
Research shows women who study engineering do better when mentored by other women. Nitat Termmee/Moment via Getty Images

Only about 1 in 5 engineering degrees go to women

A negative environment dissuades many women engineering students from staying in the field. Can colleges and universities do anything to reverse the trend?
Nine out of 10 college men who admitted to sexual assault say they took advantage of victims who were intoxicated. shironosov via iStock/Getty Images Plus

Alcohol is becoming more common in sexual assault among college students

An increasing number of college students say they were victims or perpetrators of sexual assault – and that victims were drunk when the assault took place. Are campus drinking environments to blame?
Classmates in grades 3, 4 and 5 are more likely to come from diverse economic backgrounds than their schoolmates in grades 6, 7 and 8. Paul Bersebach, MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

Students are often segregated within the same schools, not just by being sent to different ones

In middle school classes, students from lower-income families tended to be concentrated in just a few classrooms, new research from North Carolina has found.
A 529 plan can pay for up to $10,000 a year for tuition at K-12 schools. MoMo Productions/DigitalVision via Getty Images

What is a 529 college savings plan? An economist explains

College savings plans – known as 529s – can be effective for certain families. Still, it pays to know the ins and outs of how the plans work, an expert says.

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