Education

There aren't that many jobs like this

If you’ve got an engineering degree, you’re pretty much set for life, right? Well, that might not be the whole picture, according to Professor of Public Policy Hal Salzman, who argues that there’s entirely too many STEM graduates. And we get a peek at what the STEM job market is truly like, from a roundtable of students and recent graduates. Read More...

Girl working on computer

Anthropologist Mimi Ito explains how the rise of online learning might actually increase the educational divide between rich and poor. Read More...

The man behind the dictionary

Noah Webster may be the most important founding father you’ve never heard about. Historian Joshua Kendall talks about how Webster helped write the Constitution, invented American English, and was so crotchety we’ve basically forgotten about him. Read More...

Melinda Gates watches a student

Private foundations are now pouring billions into public education. But Elizabeth Green, CEO and editor-in-chief of Chalkbeat, says that this may not fix the system. Read More...

Science and kids

When Yale professor Ainissa Ramirez discovered that few kids understood the science in the world around them, she left academia in order to help fix science education. Read More...

Searching for textbooks

At hundreds of dollars each, college textbooks are becoming prohibitively expensive. Business administration professor Linda Williams and Ariel Diaz, founder and CEO of Boundless, are working to change that. Read More...

kid having fun

Parents usually think their kid is brilliant – and the latest research may be proving them right. UC Berkeley professor Alison Gopnik explains why children can be much better problem solvers than their parents. Read More...

Graduation

Laura Deming, a partner at the Longevity Fund, researches how to extend life. It all started after receiving a $100,000 fellowship to drop out of college and pursue her passion. Read More...

startup school

Peter Thiel is not content to sit back on his past accomplishments. The outspoken co-founder of PayPal and author of “Zero to One” searches relentlessly for the next big thing. Read More...

new graduate

College majors may artificially divide students, instead of fostering a real world, interdisciplinary approach. Jeff Selingo, author of College Unbound, says we should scrap the major. Read More...

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