University of Baltimore Has A Class On The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Are you a student at the University of Baltimore looking for a fun, completely useless class that will likely offer you no true academic benefit whatsoever? Then make sure you look for "Media Genres: Media Marvels" during next spring's registration, the class that will examine Marvel's modern movie legacy. » 9/24/14 2:00pm 9/24/14 2:00pm

The First College in the U.S. to Open Without Any Books in its Library

Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland has just opened, with 550 students attending the first day of classes this week. The newly-built campus has a gorgeous library building, but no plans to stock it with books. Instead, it will be the nation's first all-digital college library. But it gets weirder than that. » 8/25/14 1:55pm 8/25/14 1:55pm

An Anti-Evolution Bill In Ohio Almost Included A Ban On Aristotle

Legislation introduced in Ohio's House of Representatives would, if passed, rewrite the state's education standards by encouraging teachers to teach "both sides" of the "debate" on evolution and climate change. And, on top of that, an initial draft of the bill would have banned major works of thought and literature. » 8/20/14 9:20am 8/20/14 9:20am

Has One of Your Teachers Ever Tried to Teach You Fake Science?

Science education has always been political. School boards sometimes order teachers to instruct their students that evolution is "just one theory," or to leave sexual reproduction out of health classes. Teachers themselves sometimes insert their pet theories into science classes. Has this happened to you? » 8/11/14 7:00am 8/11/14 7:00am

This Danish School Teaches Through LARPing... And It Works

While America keeps trying to devise a more standard standardized test system, the Osterskov Efterskole in Hobro, Denmark, is busy using live-action role-playing to teach its students while they're having fun. I know, it sounds insane, but watch this documentary and tell me you don't wish you'd gone there for school » 7/28/14 6:00pm 7/28/14 6:00pm

Professors Prank Their University to Protest Crappy Education System

College is incredibly expensive, but the quality of undergraduate classroom experiences has gone downhill. That's because universities aren't spending any money to hire professors. Now, a group of Canadian professors have become overnight legends for pulling a prank that called attention to this sorry situation. » 6/20/14 12:51pm 6/20/14 12:51pm

Wyoming Says Teaching Climate Change Would Wreck The State's Economy

Earlier this year, the Wyoming legislature became the first in the U.S. to reject new science standards for schools. Lessons on climate change, lawmakers said, would brainwash kids against the state's coal and oil industries. Now, parents, scientists and even churches are fighting the decision. » 6/17/14 9:07am 6/17/14 9:07am

The Best Museum Perks You've Probably Been Missing Out On

When most of us think of museums, we hearken back to field trips where we quietly walk through halls of elaborate, sometimes tedious exhibits. However, museums have so much more to offer that the general public may not be aware of. Here are just a few of the amazing services you can find at your local museum. » 6/04/14 2:45pm 6/04/14 2:45pm