Over-parenting teaches childre...

Feb 8, 2020 by

Ana Aznar – During the last couple of decades, new types of parents have emerged. From the anxiously involved helicopter...

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Why teen depression rates are ...

Jan 19, 2020 by

New research finds that the different ways boys and girls use digital technology might explain the discrepancy. One-fifth of U.S....

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This young woman created 784 p...

Jan 16, 2020 by

Between 1940 and 1942 Charlotte Salomon, a young German-Jewish artist, created a sequence of 784 paintings while hiding from the Nazi...

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Why media education in schools...

Jan 13, 2020 by

Only 2% of children have the skills needed to identify a credible news story. The 2019 general election is already being remembered...

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Global education rankings may ...

Jan 7, 2020 by

Implementing educational policies that promote long-term achievement and attainment is possible, but requires going beyond news...

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How Crisco toppled lard – and ...

Dec 30, 2019 by

Crisco’s main ingredient, cottonseed oil, had a bad rap. So marketers decided to focus on the ‘purity’ of factory...

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Christians have lived in Turke...

Dec 22, 2019 by

Ramazan Kılınç – Vowing to better protect Christians, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told media at the White House...

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Perfectionistic students get h...

Dec 20, 2019 by

Daniel Madigan – Student performance matters. Students who perform well have better health, earn a larger income and contribute...

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What the fall of the Berlin Wa...

Dec 5, 2019 by

When the wall fell – education equality did too. When the Berlin wall fell 30 years ago, on November 9 1989, it marked the end of a...

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Fluorescent lighting in school...

Dec 2, 2019 by

Arnold J Wilkins – If you step into any British classroom, chances are you’ll be greeted by the bright white light of...

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How universal childhood trauma...

Nov 26, 2019 by

David Finkelhor – It is well established that child maltreatment and other childhood adversities are associated with poor...

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Hong Kong: violence at univers...

Nov 19, 2019 by

How the protest movement in Hong Kong moved onto university campuses – by two researchers who have witnessed the unfolding events....

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Why do teachers make us read o...

Nov 19, 2019 by

Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to...

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World’s deadliest invent...

Nov 15, 2019 by

Richard Gunderman – What is the deadliest weapon of the 20th century? Perhaps you think first of the atomic bomb, estimated to...

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The forgotten mass destruction...

Nov 9, 2019 by

Wolf Gruner – A looted Jewish shop in Aachen, Germany on the day after Kristallnacht, Nov. 10, 1938. Wolf Gruner and Armin...

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The power of the purse threate...

Nov 8, 2019 by

The commercialisation of universities in Kenya poses a serious threat to academic freedom. This article is part of a global series on...

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Curious Kids: how did humans t...

Nov 4, 2019 by

Nick Chater – How did humans think about things, before they had language to think with? – Katie, aged 11, Sydney, Australia....

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How much of a difference does ...

Nov 3, 2019 by

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach – Chicago’s teachers went on strike in October, suspending instruction for the city’s public school...

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Academic freedom: repressive g...

Nov 2, 2019 by

Kirsten Roberts Lyer – Universities around the world are increasingly under threat from governments restricting their ability...

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Not all candy is candy – at le...

Oct 27, 2019 by

Hayes Holderness – Halloween shoppers have many delicious decisions to make before trick-or-treaters show up at their doors....

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