Education

A student at Claremont McKenna College

College admissions aren’t just stressful and annoying; they shape the future of our country. Lani Guinier and Deborah Bial explain why they’re so important. Read More...

Crayons

Want your kids to be creative? According to Eric Weiner, you shouldn’t make things easy for them. Read more....

A boy takes selfies on the classroom iPad

Technology may be changing the ways that kids read, but that’s not necessarily bad. Read more....

Young girl on a bike

When Ulysses S. Grant was ten, he was in charge of selling his family’s horses. Why don’t we give kids that much responsibility today? Paula Fass has the answer. Read more....

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Time is an invention. And a fairly recent one.Vanessa Ogle tells us why – and when – we became slaves to the clock.

Water could be the new oil. NASA’s Jay Famiglietti explains the myriad ways we’re mismanaging our water – and why that could lead to conflict.

There's a way to beat the roulette wheel. Two ways, in fact. Take a peek into the world of some very smart gamblers.

Students do an experiment

Some scientists are donning lab coats and heading to the classroom to work with grade schoolers. Read more...

Students in a university library

The biggest difference between college in the 50s and college now? The tuition. We talk with ASU’s Michael Crow about the future of higher education. Read more...

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The key to a long life? Being the richest person you know. Sir Michael Marmot explains what the health gap is and how it affects the poor, the middle class, and even the rich.

If you have a Ph.D., try San Francisco. Researcher Daniel Shoag says educational attainment is increasingly dictating where we live.

There's a hormone that regulates sleep, reacts to blood sugar, and keeps track of racism. Northwestern's Emma Adam makes a good case for getting to know cortisol.

Some unused schoolbuses

Education used to provide a crucial opportunity to close the achievement gap between poor and rich kids. Why doesn’t it work now? UCLA professor Pedro Noguera explains the holes that need to be filled to fixed education. Read More...

Kara Miller rides the trolley to Mr. Rogers' neighborhood.

Mr. Rogers taught millions of kids the importance of kindness and the value of empathy. His legacy lives on, in the neighborhood that Mr. Rogers called home. Read More...

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