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Completing hefty reading and writing assignments can pose an unnecessary burden on students who must work. SDI Productions/E+ via Getty Images

College can still be rigorous without a lot of homework

Higher education in the US has been faulted for not requiring students to read and write enough. But is that criticism justified? New research raises doubts.
Summer schools need to address the emotional and academic needs of children. CandyRetriever/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Bringing joy back to the classroom and supporting stressed kids – what summer school looks like in 2021

This year summer schools will have to figure out how to tend to the emotional and academic needs of students coming out of remote learning.
The University of Sydney paid its vice-chancellor $1,627,500 last year, more than any other Australian public university VC received. EQRoy/Shutterstock

How Australian vice-chancellors’ pay came to average $1 million and why it’s a problem

Vice-chancellors’ average remuneration has soared from 2.9 times lecturers’ pay in 1975 to 16 times in 2018. New governance arrangements triggered the trend and might be needed to rein it in.

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