Education

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...

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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...

Constitution

Remember civics? Probably not. For most students, civics class sounds like a relic of the Stone Age. But if we want engaged citizens, civics is going to have to be recreated. Read More...

Texting

Schools are helping low-income and first generation students transition to college, with the help of a few well-timed text messages. Read More...

old books

Are Chaucer and Milton destined to disappear? As college students increasingly gravitate towards STEM fields, fewer are majoring in the humanities. Pulitzer Prize winners and Harvard professors Stephen Greenblatt and Louis Menand discuss evolving college curriculums. Read More...

code

English major? That’s no excuse not to learn the language of code, says Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. Read More...

old school

What are people doing to solve the biggest problems in education today? Sal Khan discusses how he’s reinventing education with more than just online videos. Author Amanda Ripley tackles the fear of many American parents that their kids are falling behind and psychologist David Anderegg gives us his remedy: stop stigmatizing nerdiness. Read More...

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