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Does reopening schools cause COVID-19 to spread? It’s complicated

Scott A Imberman, Michigan State University; Dan Goldhaber, University of Washington, and Katharine O. Strunk, Michigan State University The Research Brief is a short take...

Some kindergartners are more likely to be heavy users of online...

Paul L. Morgan, Penn State The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Specific groups of kindergartners in the U.S. are...

Why does grammar matter?

Laurie Ann Britt-Smith, College of the Holy Cross Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like...

Companies accused of crimes get more digital privacy rights than people...

Sarah Esther Lageson, Rutgers University - Newark and Elizabeth Chiarello, Saint Louis University Corporations increasingly receive the same rights as people. Now, it seems,...

Congress lifts long-standing ban on Pell grants to people in prison

Andrea Cantora, University of Baltimore When Congress decided in 1994 to ban federal student aid for people behind bars, it was part of a wider...

US nonprofits raised $2.5 billion on Giving Tuesday in 2020

Abhishek Bhati, Bowling Green State University CC BY-SASome 35 million Americans gave a total of US$2.5 billon on Giving Tuesday to causes of all kinds,...

5 ways MacKenzie Scott’s $5.8 billion commitment to social and economic...

Elizabeth J. Dale, Seattle University The author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced on Dec. 15 that she had given almost US$4.2 billion to hundreds of...

How remote learning is making educational inequities worse

Hernán Galperin, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and Stephen Aguilar, University of Southern California The Research Brief is a short take about interesting...

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3 ways that big data reveals what you really like to...

Anjana Susarla, Michigan State University Anyone who’s watched “Bridget Jones’s Diary” knows one of her New Year’s resolutions is “Not go out every night but...