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Studies show video games help students learn math and science. Klaus Vedfelt/DigitalVision via Getty Images

5 reasons video games should be more widely used in school

While China has taken steps to rein in the playing of video games among students during the school week, a U.S. scholar makes the case for why the games should be featured more prominently in school.
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax, Va., is the top-ranked public high school in the country. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images

An elite Virginia high school overhauled admissions for gifted students – here’s how to tell if the changes are working

Gifted education has long faced accusations of being elitist and excluding students of color. Will new changes prepare more students for elite colleges, or will they water down current curriculums?
Many children, especially from low-income communities or communities of color, eat up to half their daily calories in school. SDI Productions/E+ via Getty Images

Free school meals for all children can improve kids’ health

Expanding free lunch programs could also reduce stigma for students, lower administrative burdens for schools and create jobs for communities.
Images of students on school Facebook pages could fall into the wrong hands. Sol de Zuasnabar Brebbia/Getty Images

School posts on Facebook could threaten student privacy

When school officials post photos about students on Facebook, they may be inadvertently enabling data mining firms and others to use the information for other purposes, new research has found.
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.
Herdsmen with their cows wait for buyers at Kara Cattle Market in Lagos, Nigeria. Veterinary services are in short supply across the country. Photo by Luis Tato/AFP via Getty Images

Nigeria needs more veterinary doctors but getting them is a big challenge

Nigeria needs more veterinary doctors to improve agricultural production, disease prevention, wildlife conservation and the health of animals in the security sector
People hold a vigil for the victims of the Saugus High School shooting in Santa Clarita, California, in 2019. Hans Gutknecht/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images

Knoxville school shooting serves as stark reminder of a familiar – but preventable – threat

The pandemic largely gave America a reprieve from school shootings. Two criminologists say gun violence could return to America’s schools worse than before as in-person classes resume.
In-person learning can start as long as schools operate safely, says the CDC. Jon Cherry/Getty Images

How can all schools safely reopen?

In-person learning can safely resume as long as schools take steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
In the current crisis, the choice of the decision-maker is made particularly difficult by the lack of concordant scientific elements. Loic Venance/AFP

Closing schools: how to make a rational decision?

According to a study conducted in collaboration with the Nobel laureate in economics, Lars Peter Hansen, decision theory is an effective tool for finding the best trade-offs.

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