In children’s books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color. Here are 25 books with minority characters and authors to help diversify summer reading.
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Business leaders call on K-12 and higher education institutions to graduate students with the skills demanded by the marketplace.
A Gallup survey suggests the factors that should be guiding decisions on selecting a college are not selectivity or prestige, but cost of attendance, great teaching and deep learning — in that order.
Glossy images of diverse student bodies at universities are meant to convey these institutions’ warm embrace of prospective students, employees and supporters. But research suggests that when the images don’t line up with reality, the use of minority member photographs can backfire, generating an effect exactly opposite of the one intended.
Some university teaching practices are held sacred, but perhaps college professors can learn from progressive teaching tactics of K-12 classrooms.
Many students who don’t ace the SAT and ACT tests apply to schools that make standardized test scores optional. A new study shows those students do just as well in college as those who submit their scores.
The gap in earnings between young people who have a college degree and those who don’t has continued to widen over the past several decades. And while total student loan debt in the U.S. continues to rise, millennials say a college degree is still worth it.
University degrees in creativity are proliferating. But what does it mean to teach someone to be creative?
Educators often try to motivate students to work hard in school by emphasizing that college is the best path towards economic and social mobility. But getting a college education isn’t just about earning money in the future, it’s also about intellectual passion.