higher ed

With President Trump in office, are international students turning away from the US? Inside Higher Ed’s Elizabeth Redden joins us to explain. Read more....

university library

Are you proud of your kid for getting straight As in college? Well, high grades don’t mean you’re innovative. Read more....

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...

Dinner for two

A new study explains how birds of a feather might flock together, while opposites usually don’t attract. Read More...

Locked door

Sometimes, a game isn’t designed for success. That’s where creativity (and maybe a mistake or two) can help. Read more....

Stained Edinger-Westphal neurons

After years studying neuroscience, Tara Swart started using what she’d learned to help CEOs run their companies - and lives - better. 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...

Wagon trail

People aren’t moving to the places with the highest wages. Harvard’s Daniel Shoag explains why. Read more...

What if there was an upside to the anxiety you feel? Stanford psychologist Kelly McGonigal and George Mason professor Todd Kashdan explain why stress might just be a good thing. Read More...

Schoolbuses

1. Play teaches kids to be adults. That's how humans evolved, argues Peter Gray, professor of psychology at Boston College. But our educational system stifles playfulness, and that can hamper kids' ability to learn. 

2. Doing homework wastes a lot more than paper. Professor Jim Davies thinks too many assignments are busy work, and young people should embark on more projects that matter.  

3. One-on-one learning is finally coming to traditional classrooms, thanks to technology and a company called New Classrooms. Co-founders Joel Rose and Chris Rush explain why the ideal learning environment involves computers, personalized learning, AND group lessons.

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