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Could schools be putting a damper on children’s curiosity? Jose Luis Pelaez Inc via Getty Images

How to keep kids curious – 5 questions answered

A philosophy professor looks at the learning styles of different creatures to gain insight into curiosity among human beings.
A student wears virtual reality goggles and headphones as part of a digital learning experience. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images

5 challenges of doing college in the metaverse

There are benefits to taking college classes in the metaverse, but there are also potential problems.
Students who are career-driven tend to do better academically. Morsa Images via Getty Images

Purpose and gratitude boost academic engagement

College students who are focused on career goals and personal growth – and growth for others – tend to fare better academically, new research finds.
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.
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?
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.
U.S. universities are cutting ties with their Russian counterparts, such as Moscow State University, shown here. Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images

The war in Ukraine ruins Russia’s academic ties with the West

Decades of collaboration between Western and Russian universities have come to a halt because of the war in Ukraine. An expert on U.S.-Russia relations explains what’s at stake.

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