Peer rejection is common among school shooters, but does that explain their actions?
While many school shooters suffered peer rejection of some sort, research doesn't support the idea that peer rejection is the culprit behind shootings, a scholar argues.
Students walk out of school in March 2018 as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence.
Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan has called for a school boycott to change the nation's gun laws and make schools safer. A scholar who studies protest explains how the boycott could work.
Today many Americans see universities negatively. But, as the dean of USC Dornsife argues, academia has a unique capacity to solve society's problems. Yes, astrophysicists can help law enforcement.
Santa Fe High School graduates bow their heads in prayer during a service Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas.
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The Santa Fe High School shooting underscores the need for an educational approach to school violence and to examine how students deal with the 'status tournament of adolescence.'
A student retrieves her belongings from Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, where a gunman opened fire on May 18 and killed 10 people.
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School climate and culture are just as important, if not more, than security measures when it comes to preventing school violence, a scholar argues.
Despite decades of attempts at integration, America’s school remain largely segregated.
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Better funding, integrated neighborhoods and a diverse teacher workforce are among the things needed to dismantle a long-standing racially segregated school system, a scholar argues.
Most science teachers spend $450 on lab materials their students wouldn’t otherwise have.
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Urban and rural science teachers often lack funding for science lab materials and pay out of pocket to provide those materials for their students, new research detailed in this Speed Read shows.
High student debt levels and low salaries can make it difficult for graduates to get ahead.
In order to avoid colleges where graduates owe so much and earn so little that they can hardly pay back their student loans, students should ask these key questions about any college they plan to attend.
Just under half of all Pell Grant recipients graduate on time, new data show.
New data show that less than half of all Pell Grant recipients graduate on time – a reality that one scholar attributes to the unique barriers faced by low-income students.
Public university professors enjoy great protections when it comes to free speech.
Despite calls for their ouster, public university professors who utter offensive things enjoy free speech protection. But a scholar argues for another way to respond to what those professors say.
The U.S. continues to wrestle with questions about the value of a college degree.
The presidents of the University of Michigan, the University of Oregon and The Ohio State University offer three ways to judge the value of a college education.
Tuition hikes can change the racial and ethnic makeup of a college campus.
Whenever tuition rises at nonselective four-year colleges and universities, racial and ethnic diversity within the student body declines, researchers have found.
Black students and students with disabilities get suspended at higher rates, federal data show.
The recent arrest of two black patrons who were waiting on a business meeting at a Starbucks has parallels to how black children are unfairly discipline in school, a researcher argues.
Colorado teachers rally outside the state Capitol April 16 to demand more funding for schools.
Traditional public schools suffer as states create favorable funding schemes for charter schools and school vouchers.
Harvard faculty member accused of decades of sexual harassment.
The Harvard case shows that when sexual harassment occurs on campus, it not only leaves a trail of victims but hurts the institutional culture as well.
Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs gives Howard University’s commencement speech in 2014.
While hip-hop is often viewed through its problematic elements, Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough explains why rap artists are ideal commencement speakers.
How peers perform in college can affect student mental health.
When students attend a college where the student body is academically weaker than the one where they went to high school, they are more likely to show symptoms of depression, new research finds.
The nation has struggled with school integration since school segregation was outlawed in 1954.
Some communities are seeking to secede from larger school districts to form their own school districts in the name of 'local control.' But court rulings find race is often at play.
Police help students at Great Mills High School in Maryland, after a shooting there in March 2018.
A new law and Maryland calls for an expanded law enforcement presence in Maryland schools. But lack of funding and inadequate training could potentially undermine the initiative.
New research shows double majors have a big competitive advantage in one critical area.
New research shows double majors beat their peers in one critical way that makes them more attractive to employers. Colleges may have to adapt to that reality to help their graduates compete.
Students have been protesting conditions at Howard University for several days.
As the student protest over conditions at Howard University continues, a scholar weighs in on what the fallout means for historically black colleges and universities.
Oklahoma teachers rally outside the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma teachers strike is about more than just pay, but rather a longstanding pattern of decline in funding for the state's public schools.
Sexual assault and harassment are prevalent at U.S. colleges and universities.
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Colleges and universities can rid their campuses of sexual assault and sexual harassment if they do a few key things, a group of researchers argue.
U.S. chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana is set to vie for the world title.
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For Fabiano Caruana, the path to the world chess championship veered away from formal schooling. FAMU professor and chess writer Daaim Shabazz retraces the young grandmaster's educational journey.
Linda Brown Smith, right, and her two children in their Topeka, KS home 1974.
While Linda Brown is being celebrated for her role in the historic Brown v. Board of Education case that desegregated US schools, a researcher says the story behind the case is more complex.