Congress is currently considering the PROSPER Act, which could have a dramatic impact on LGTBQ students.
Congress is currently considering the PROSPER Act, which could dramatically impact LGBTQ students' access to higher education.
Multilingual students have made steady progress in recent years, new research shows.
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Despite reports that multilingual students' academic progress has 'stalled,' researchers find new reasons to be optimistic about how they are faring in US schools.
College campuses can be unwelcoming environments for racial minorities.
A longstanding view of minorities as outsiders contributes to negative encounters with campus police. A researcher argues how greater empathy can lessen the urge to call the police in the first place.
Negative stereotypes about girls’ ability can discourage from them pursuing careers in math and science, researchers say.
Stereotypes may discourage girls from pursuing STEM careers, but research suggests several ways that parents and teachers can turn things around.
Federal guidance on race is college admissions is changing.
The Trump administration recently announced it will reverse several policy memos outlining how colleges and universities can use race as a factor in admissions. Will diversity on campus take a hit?
Political motives help explain why states take over schools.
While state takeovers of schools are nothing new, the ones taking place as of late suggest a political agenda is at play under the guise of school reform, a political science scholar argues.
Plaintiff Mark Janus, right, speaks outside the Supreme Court
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The Janus decision by the Supreme Court is a serious legal and financial blow to unions and their hundreds of thousands of members. But it will not kill public-employee unions or teachers' unions.
A Trump administration plan to merge the Labor and Education departments focuses on workforce needs.
A Trump administration proposal to merge the federal departments of Labor and Education could spell doom for the liberal arts, an education scholar asserts.
Millions of dollars have been spent on ‘growth mindset’ initiatives. Do they work?
While schools have adopted 'growth mindset' interventions and millions of dollars have been spent to see if they work, an analysis of the available research shows they have only a small impact.
Growth mindset interventions are becoming increasingly popular in schools.
Growth mindset interventions work as well as many educational programs, at a fraction of the cost. And they are just in their infancy, says the Stanford researcher who developed mindset theory.
Strong link lacking between violence in entertainment and violence in society.
As a federal school safety commission searches for ways to lessen school violence, a psychology professor advises the commission that focusing on violence in entertainment media is a waste of time.
Contrasting cityscapes, similar challenges
Universities teach students and produce research -- but do they have responsibility to engage with the communities that surround them? Two university presidents explain why their answer is an emphatic yes.
Schools are seeing declines in refugee children under the Trump administration.
The steep decline in refugee children in US schools will lessen the nation's ability to produce students who possess the skills of global citizenship, a researcher argues.
Middle and high school students turn to alt-right websites for their research papers.
A researcher discovered that many US students cite alt-right websites in their research papers. Should teachers discuss the websites to help students tell fact from fiction?
‘Free speech zones’ and other efforts to limit free speech on campus are igniting controversies across the nation.
Though free speech on campus is often a divisive issue, solutions are not hard to find, a First Amendment scholar argues.
Though criticized as outdated, college majors still serve a vital function, a scholar argues.
Though some have suggested that college majors should be scrapped, a higher education scholar warns that getting rid of college majors may create more problems than it solves.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stated recently that guns are not a focus of a federal school safety commission meant to tackle school shootings.
After Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said a school safety commission won't focus on guns, a school safety scholar says the commission may miss an important part of the discussion.
Jobs that are ‘IT intensive’ have shown dramatic growth, new research shows.
More students must acquire IT skills in order to secure jobs with upward mobility, according to a researcher who developed an index that shows a dramatic growth in 'IT intensive' jobs.
Female protagonists are forging a new way in contemporary young adult fiction.
Female protagonists in young adult fiction are unlikely heroines who embrace their flaws. But when it comes to diversity, they are still largely white and middle class.
Americans differ over when children can be left unattended.
Utah's new 'free-range' parenting law restores certain rights to parents regarding when they can leave their children unattended. But does the law go too far or not far enough?
The Trump administration may limit visas for Chinese students in hopes to curtail intellectual property theft.
The Trump administration’s plans to restrict visas for Chinese students to curtail intellectual property theft may be necessary, but could also scare away talent, a U.S-China relations expert warns.
When Garth Brooks felt that a charity had done him wrong he got his money back.
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When conflicts over whether nonprofits have kept their word about how they said they'd use big gifts crop up, donors rarely get everything they demand as reimbursement.
The decline in international students studying in the U.S. has worldwide implications.
As the number of international students studying in the United States declines, so does the nation's 'soft power,' a pair of international education scholars argue.
Can lab coats lead kids to feel more like a scientist?
In order to get more young people to see themselves as future scientists, researchers argue that it helps to outfit the students with a simple article of clothing: a lab coat.
Students and faculty members have protested arrangements GMU made with donors.
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When public universities and their foundations take large sums of money from political and strategic philanthropists, they can’t safeguard academic freedom unless there's some transparency.