In Storytelling with Data: Let’s Practice!, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic presents a new guide to data communication, featuring over 100 hands-on exercises and 250 data visualisations to help build skills in impactful data communication grounded in effective storytelling. Intended for anyone committed to improving their ability to communicate data and complemented by a website that enables users to further hone their skills, […]
In Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost, Caitlin Zaloom draws on more than 160 interviews with college students and their families to explore how middle-class households in the US pay for university. This is a timely and accessible study that breaks through the taboo surrounding family finances, making useful sociological points not only about the cost of higher […]
In the current polarized environment of contemporary US politics, compromise between those from different sides of the political aisle seems hard to come by. In new research, James M. Glaser, Jeffrey M. Berry and Deborah J. Schildkraut look at the role of education as a factor in whether people support political compromise. They find that while those with a […]
Even as neighborhoods integrate through gentrification, school choice often means local schools do not.
In the last two decades, cities have been affected by two important trends: gentrification, which has led to more demographically integrated neighborhoods, and the rise of school choice, which breaks the link between where kids live and go to school. In new research, Jennifer Candipan looks at how school choice affects who goes to school in different types of […]
Our new measure shows Historically Black Colleges and Universities are leaders in student outcomes and in promoting social mobility among disadvantaged populations
Despite their success in promoting social mobility for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are often ranked lower than Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). In new research Precious M. Hardy and Mara S. Aruguete controlled for students’ socioeconomic status – a factor which can have a large influence on success measures used to assess the quality […]
If historically Black colleges and universities can improve web accessibility, Black students with disabilities may have far greater access to educational opportunities
In the digital age universities rely on their websites to attract new students and to interact with existing ones. For those students who have vision or hearing impairment, then web accessible websites are incredibly important. In new research, ZW Taylor examines the web accessibility of the landing pages of all 100 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). He finds […]
In the wake of a recent poll on parental involvement with adult children’s lives, and the US College admissions scandal, Charis Thompson stands up for the majority of students’ parents who are doing their best for their children, often under difficult circumstances.
A US poll on parental involvement in adult children’s lives from earlier this year got a lot of attention. […]
Charting the rise and fall of North American leadership in global science: Insights from the population of Nobel Laureates.
For the majority of the last century North America has been at the epicentre of global scientific research. However, through the course of the 21st century other countries have begun to close this gap in a number of ways, notably China is now the global leader in published research and is on course to overtake the US in […]
Black students’ choices are at least as important as colleges’ policies in reducing the black-white degree gap
Despite policies to counter the legacy of discrimination, such as affirmative action, black students are still far less likely to complete a bachelor’s degree compared to whites. In new research Christina Ciocca Eller and Thomas A. DiPrete find that black students are actually more willing to enter-four year colleges than whites, and that their own actions do at least […]