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What are the Benefits of Slower Population Growth?

The latest reports are in, and the headlines have taken off: projected human population growth is lower than past models… Read more »

What are people’s basic needs? Six things you really can’t live without

People are united everywhere by a set of basic needs. These needs are key requirements not just for essential survival,… Read more »

Profile of a Career in Population Data: How One Job Uses Demographics and Mapping

In Auburn, Alabama, Christopher Graff combines population data with city maps to tell stories about Auburn’s changing demographics. He is… Read more »

Next Gen & Common Core Agree: Real-World Data Belongs in the Classroom

The Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Standards emphasize students’ ability to collect, analyze and interpret data. In both… Read more »

Summer Reading List 2019: 11 Must-Read Books in an Ever-Changing World

This summer take a break from required reading and sit down with 11 of Population Education’s must-reads! From fungal plagues… Read more »

How to Use Art to Explore and Analyze Data: The Next Phase of STEM

In school districts across the country, STEM curriculum is being expanded into STEAM, with “art and design” added in as… Read more »

Data’s Dynamic Role in Student-Driven Service Learning

A group of Washington D.C. high school students are impacting their community by using real-world data to address a chronic… Read more »

Announcing! The “World of 7 Billion” Student Video Contest Winners

It’s the day we’ve been waiting for all school year – the winners of the World of 7 Billion student… Read more »

The 3 Best Sources for Reliable Data Online and How to Use Them

There are currently 1.5 billion sites on the Internet. The sheer volume of content on the web is a glowing… Read more »

How are population pressures felt at the local level?

Even small fluctuations in population size can immensely impact local communities. And while population is still growing worldwide, rates of… Read more »