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9 Surprising Facts About Student Debt
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Fun
Time Is Running Out to Apply for Cambridge's LEGO Professorship
The professor will research how play affects development and learning.... READ ON
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9 Things You Should Know About Paying for Grad School
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Big Question
Why Is There No "E" Grade?
Spoiler alert: there used to be.... READ ON
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13 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Substitute Teachers
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12 Educational Facts About the Recorder
This elementary school staple has a long history.... READ ON
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6 Ways Grad School Is Different From Undergrad
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Live Smarter
Not Many College Grads Find Career Services Very Helpful
Only 16 percent find visiting a career counselor to be a very helpful experience.... READ ON
Technology
You Can Now Buy Your Own Origami Microscope
The cheap, functioning paper microscope is designed to make scientific education available to the masses for cheap.... READ ON
This Just In
Happier Schools Produce Better Grades, Research Finds
Positive school climates are better for students in more ways than one.... READ ON
Technology
Forget Mavis Beacon: Self-Taught Typists Are Nearly as Fast as Touch Typists
A study of trained and self-taught typists found comparable speed and efficacy in practical tasks like emailing.... READ ON
Books
Barbershop Offers Discounts to Young Clients Who Read Out Loud
Reading a book to the barber trims $2 off the bill.... READ ON
News
Scientists Are Training Schoolchildren to Detect Health-Related BS
A pilot program aims to teach kids to tell the difference between evidence-based medical advice and malarkey.... READ ON
Science
With This Smart Microscope, You Can Play Pac-Man With Live Microbes
Light-seeking microbes can be manipulated to become soccer balls and Pac-Man with LudasScope.... READ ON
Science
Learning to Write in Cursive Might Not Be as Important as Your Teachers Told You
The research on how cursive handwriting benefits educational development is spotty.... READ ON

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