The new budget aims to financially assist school districts with high percentages of low-income students.
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A proposed 'historic' investment in schools that serve low-income children would also give the federal government more power over America's schools, a political scientist argues.
Attorneys for Apple heading to court during the so-called smartphone patent wars.
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Too many patents and too little information about them makes it hard for the system to weed out patents that unfairly block inventors.
Doctoral programs often prepare graduates to become professors, but those jobs are scarce today.
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Graduate programs can be rich in scholarship and still prepare students for real-world careers.
The U.S. Justice Department was among many federal agencies and private companies whose networks suffered intrusions from Russian hackers.
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A scholar of cyber conflict sets out why retaliation doesn't prevent future attacks, and explains what might have a better chance.
Twitter’s ban of Trump has concerned free speech advocates across the political spectrum.
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It's concerning that tech executives can exercise so much power over who can use their platforms. But the alternative – government intervention – could be much worse.
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US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has resigned. Five experts comment on the impact she had on education.
Back in the swing of things.
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The US economy's record pandemic plunge was followed swiftly by a record upswing. But what does it all mean?
Is the government’s plan feasible?
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Millions of public school students are learning online, mostly at home. Any standardized tests they take in this unusual school year may not yield reliable data about their academic progress.
Talking about race is important, but not every family does it – or does it well.
In a recent survey, more than three-quarters of white parents of 6- to 11-year-olds said they didn't talk to their kids very much about racism.
The coronavirus is really just an inanimate packet of genetic material.
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Thinking of SARS-CoV-2 as an invisible enemy with an evil personality and humanlike motivations is a natural offshoot of the way people evolved to anthropomorphize so as not to overlook threats.
A train attendant in Nanchang, China, gestures in solidarity with medical staff departing for the city of Wuhan, Feb. 13, 2020.
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Public criticism of the Chinese government's handling of coronavirus shows that the Chinese people can overcome both strict censorship and a gaping class divide when they get angry enough.
Garbage in New York’s subway system offers easy meals for rats.
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Climate change, globalization and concerns about rat poison soon could drive rat infestations to levels not seen in centuries. One way to curb them is getting humans to stop wasting food.
A lack of understanding between American and Middle-Eastern culture is a national security risk.
National security isn't just about warding off physical attacks. It's also about understanding cultural forces that drive a society to think, feel and act in certain ways, a political scientist says.
People living in Vietnam today may still feel the effects of the war.
The Vietnam War ended in 1975. But it's still harming the health of Vietnamese people born after the conflict ended.
Bill Gates looks to his wife Melinda as they are interviewed in Kirkland, Washington, in February 2019.
A political scientist warns that a new lobbying initiative launched by Bill and Melinda Gates could harm US higher education.
Unemployment and a loss of health insurance are two problems not necessarily captured in official poverty measures.
In the US, poverty is measured by income level. But that measure misses many other aspects of poverty – like unemployment, poor health and a lack of health insurance.
A growing movement is forming to focus on the economic benefits of a college degree.
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A political scientist explains how a new commission that wants to measure the economic value of a college degree could end up devaluing the liberal arts.
Richard Nixon flashes the victory sign on the night he received the Republican nomination for president Aug. 9, 1968 in Miami.
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Some cite mental illness, or at least instability, as a basis to remove Pres. Trump from office. A doctor and a lawyer use a 1965 novel, 'Night of Camp David,' to explain why that's unlikely.
A new grant from the Gates Foundation to promote ‘high-quality’ curriculum comes with strings that could constrain teachers.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to get schools to adopt a "high-quality" curriculum. But the effort will constrain teachers and stifle creativity, an education scholar argues.
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El popular videojuego es peligrosamente adictivo, roba a los estudiantes un tiempo precioso y fomenta el individualismo en lugar de cooperar para sobrevivir, argumenta un politólogo.