ScienceMarch 14, 2017

For Pi Day, key figures on math and education in the U.S.

To mark Pi Day, here are four findings about math and education in the United States.

February 28, 2017

A look at historically black colleges and universities as Howard turns 150

As Howard University celebrates its 150th anniversary, learn more about America’s historically black colleges and universities and the students who attend.

February 22, 2017

6 facts about black Americans for Black History Month

Over the past 40 years, blacks have made progress on several fronts. Yet large racial gaps persist in areas such as wealth and poverty.

GlobalFebruary 15, 2017

U.S. students’ academic achievement still lags that of their peers in many other countries

American students continue to rank around the middle of the pack, and behind many other advanced industrial nations, in international assessments of math, science and reading.

ScienceFebruary 7, 2017

Majorities in all major religious groups support requiring childhood vaccination

Still, white evangelical Protestants and religious “nones” are somewhat less likely than members of other religious groups to support a vaccine requirement.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 2, 2017

The changing face of Congress in 5 charts

Apart from its political makeup and policy objectives, the new Congress differs from prior ones in other ways, including its demographics.

January 18, 2017

U.S. still has a ways to go in meeting Obama’s goal of producing more college grads

As Obama’s time in office nears its end, the U.S. remains short of his goal to produce more college graduates by 2020.

GlobalJanuary 11, 2017

About one-fifth of adults globally have no formal schooling

Lack of formal education is widespread in many countries in south Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 4, 2017

Among high school seniors, interest in science varies by race, ethnicity

Asian and Pacific Islander high school seniors are the most likely to say they like science, while blacks are the least likely.

Fact TankDecember 27, 2016

The Muslim gender gap in educational attainment is shrinking

Muslim women have made greater educational gains than Muslim men in most regions of the world.