As colleges embrace strategies to bolster degree completion, this former community college president warns against creating a situation where part-time students become even more likely to drop out.
Millions of college students don't necessarily fit the traditional mold. What financial, social and academic resources do they need to succeed? The PBS NewsHour will host a Twitter chat at 12 p.m. EDT on May 10.
Xavier University, a small, historically black college in New Orleans, manages to graduate more African Americans who go on to become medical doctors than any other undergraduate institution in the country -- a fact that's even more striking given a…
By Larisa Epatko
“By building it themselves, they’ll probably remember it for the rest of their lives," said the Salvadori Center’s executive director Kenn Jones.
Because Tara Westover had never been allowed to go to school, the only history she had learned was the history her father taught her. "His perspective was my perspective," she says, and his fears became her fears. But when she…
By Ashley A. Smith, Insider Higher Ed
If community colleges are going to close achievement gaps, they need to better accommodate part-time students, this report says.
Young Americans don’t know a lot about the rest of the world, says Dana Mortenson, CEO of World Savvy, and the byproduct is fear of what we don’t understand. Her company reimagines K-12 education to leverage diversity as an asset.
By Anita Snow, Associated Press
Teachers did not get everything they wanted, but they won substantial gains from reluctant lawmakers.
By Hari Sreenivasan
For many students at LaGuardia Community College in New York, making it from the first day of school to graduation is a struggle. And they’re not alone. Part of this national problem? We don't have a good idea of who's…
By Brian Eason, Associated Press
Teachers usually say a persistent funding shortage, which has cost public schools $6.6 billion since 2009, led them to walk off the job and close down schools last week. Among the biggest reasons for lagging pay is one of the…
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