Antagonistic professors hurt student learning, research shows.
A communication studies professor purposefully antagonizes students to show how putdowns and other forms of negative criticism can impact student learning.
The revelry that comes with college football comes with a serious social cost.
Reports of sexual assault increase by as much as 41 percent when the local college football team plays, according to researchers who say the increase is related to the drinking culture on campus.
Getting ready for school.
Through games and household tasks, parents can help their children learn basic math skills like counting, geometry and algebraic thinking.
Even privately run colleges and universities get money from the federal government.
Yet the money spent on student loans, Pell Grants and funding for research is not generally keeping pace with the demand for higher ed.
Americans have long differed over whether patriotism should be pushed in their nation’s schools.
As debates over protests during the national anthem continue to rage, two scholars examine how legal and moral battles over the merits of patriotism in public schools have been playing out for years.
The value of college rankings is continually being called into question.
College rankings are set up to make you believe one college is better than another. But a closer look reveals college rankings may be measuring something entirely different.
Enrollment in women’s colleges is up in record numbers.
Since 2016, women's colleges have seen an uptick in enrollment. We asked the leaders of three women's colleges – Bryn Mawr, Douglass College and St Kate's – to explain the attraction.
Teacher turnover causes significant disruptions to the school year, researchers say.
About 16 percent of all teachers change schools or leave teaching. Often, these changes occur in the middle of the school year, which causes significant setbacks in learning, researchers say.
Black students who express an interest in racial justice are less likely to get a response from predominantly white, private liberal arts colleges, new research shows.
New research by sociologist Ted Thornhill shows that black students who indicate they plan to fight for racial justice are more likely to be ignored by white admissions counselors.
A Texas school’s tribute to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
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The Department of Education says there were 240 school shootings during a recent school year. Another database only counts 29. How could the numbers be so different -- and who is right?
Collaboration across disciplines is key to solving the world’s toughest problems, researchers argue.
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Labor Day is an excellent time for college instructors to commit to teaching students to take an interdisciplinary approach to solving the world's toughest problems, three professors argue.
Sending text-message reminders and tips to parents can help boost their children’s reading skills.
Providing text-message tips to parents on how to make their children stronger readers can make a difference, but only if parents don't get too many or too few text messages, researchers find.
Has the cost of higher education in the U.S. put college out of financial reach?
As students head back to campus, the ever higher cost of a college education is once again top of mind. The presidents of Colorado College, Penn State and Xavier University weigh in on what's to be done.
Black power militant H. Rap Brown and Stokely Carmichael (right) appeared at a sit-in protest at Columbia University in New York City on April 26, 1968.
The 1968 protests at Columbia University led the institution to abandon a gym project that residents considered racist and cut off its defense work – and generated worldwide attention in the process.
Students often believe a STEM degree will serve them better in the job market.
A handful of high-profile executives have humanities degrees. But those standouts make up a small proportion of the total pool of American executives.
Protesters toppled the ‘Silent Sam’ Confederate statue on Aug. 20 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Toppling statues devoted to Confederate soldiers may be a joyous moment for protesters who fight white supremacy, but after the statues fall, structural racism remains, a scholar on slavery argues.
While textbooks have been said to be on their way, they are still a mainstay in higher education.
Although textbooks are often said to be on their way out, their usefulness in the transmission of knowledge suggest textbooks won't be obsolete anytime soon, the author of a book on textbooks argues.
Just as the printing press made books more affordable, technology could do the same thing for college textbooks today.
An English and economics professor explain why America's college textbook industry might undergo radical change that makes books more affordable, similar to what happened in medieval times.
Strong relationships with professors are key to a rewarding college experience, a new poll finds.
Students with larger and stronger networks of faculty and peer mentors tend to find college more rewarding, a new Elon University poll shows.
Brains vs. brawn: Does big-time college sports value black student-athletes?
Although University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair died from heatstroke during practice, his death also resulted from a culture that exploits black players, says a professor who studies race and sports.
The U.S. leads the world in the rate of incarceration.
Stanley Andrisse was once branded a career criminal and served time in prison. Today, he is a professor at two medical schools and an advocate for higher education for those who've served time.
Top 10 percent policies could help universities such as Harvard achieve diversity.
In tandem with affirmative action, policies that guarantee college admission to students in the top 10 percent of their class could be a viable way to achieve diversity, a law professor argues.
Up to two-thirds of students experience ‘ninth grade shock,’ which can affect everything from grades to mental health.
While transitioning to the ninth grade can be stressful for many students, teaching students to be more optimistic can better enable them to cope with the challenges, research psychologists argue.
Historically, many American universities helped lay the foundation for eugenics, a pseudoscience used to justify racism.
Since US universities once stood at the forefront of the eugenics movement and its racist ideas, they should right the wrongs of the past by pursuing diversity on campus, two scholars argue.
Racial minorities face profiling on campus.
An incident in which a Smith College employee called police on a black student who 'seemed out of place' is just the latest in a string of cases of racial 'profiling by proxy,' three scholars argue.