The Shakers prioritized harmony and a simple lifestyle. They were among the earliest proponents of gender equality.
Martin Luther King Jr. used a prophetic voice in his preaching -- a hopeful voice that addressed human tragedy. But it was the black clerics who came before him, who helped King develop that voice.
What does tuition-free college mean in other parts of the world? And what would it mean for international students?
The teaching of Islam is often limited to its religious practice. How Christians, Jews and Muslims borrowed freely from each other in the realm of art, music, and literature is seldom discussed.
Confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's billionaire nominee for education, start on Jan. 11. Here's what you need to know about her past legislative actions and proposals.
Since the 19th century academic librarians have helped students navigate the complex world of information. In today's unpredictable information environment, how might they rethink their role?
Research shows that kindness towards oneself, or self compassion, could improve motivation.
Separating girls and boys takes away opportunities to learn from one another. It also encourages stereotyping and sexism.
How about a black Santa story, for a change?
Most children are not likely to believe that fish live on the moon. What makes children accept some stories and be skeptical about others?
Students aspiring to veterinary education are investing in the hope that it will return value. The reality, however, is different.
College is a time for friendships. But how can students best leverage the power of those friendships? First, by learning how those networks work.
Children who aren't ready for school tend to lag behind their peers in later grades. Parents and teachers can help.
Language learning can make people more open to seeing a new way of doing things and develop a greater level of comfort with unfamiliar situations.
Thousands of people, both those within Native American communities and their non-Native allies, felt called to go to Standing Rock. What was the motivation?
Researchers have found that today's students, despite being 'digital natives,' have a hard time distinguishing what is real and what is fake online. Metaliteracy might provide the answers.
The pope's action is significant: It encourages priests to be more sensitive to the context of the lives of their laity.
What Betsy DeVos, an advocate of school-choice initiatives and President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, as well as the rest of us need to know about cyber charter schools.
A scholar says bullying prevention programs fail to recognize that sexual harassment could be related to bullying.
Twenty states not only accept undocumented students in higher education institutions, but also provide them with financial support.
Students and faculty are demanding universities declare themselves sanctuary campuses. Historically, sanctuary offered both legal and moral protection for the vulnerable.
The presidential turkey pardoning draws on a language of forgiveness, common to many religious traditions.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of love was not sentimental. It demanded that individuals tell their oppressors what they were doing was wrong. How can this vision help with community-building today?
Babies first learn to recognize the rhythm and intonation of language. The process begins in the womb, where the intonation patterns are transmitted to the baby through the fluids.
At this time, researchers cannot prove a direct relationship. But social learning theory shows that people learn from one another, via observation, imitation and modeling.