A new initiative by the University of California system uses first-generation faculty to guide first-generation students, with the goal of decreasing dropout rates. As part of our series Rethinking College, Hari Sreenivasan visits UCLA to see how the program is…
By Jeffrey Brown
These three high-achieving students at one of the world's most prestigious universities have also suffered crippling depression and been through years of therapy and medication. In the second part of his report, Jeffrey Brown hears how they got help with…
Students at MIT are now part of a project to give a face and voice to a growing crisis across U.S. campuses. When a computer science professor noticed more and more students were coming to discuss their mental health issues,…
By Kelly Field, The Hechinger Report
Between 2000 and 2015, the college-going rate among Hispanic high school graduates more than doubled, to 3 million. But the proportion of Hispanics earning degrees still lags behind the proportion of whites.
By Rusul Alrubail
If students have the right accommodations and support from teachers and their peers during Ramadan, it can turn a challenging month into the most rewarding.
By Megan Thompson, Mori Rothman
More than 5 million children in the U.S. have had a parent in prison at some point. In Indiana, where that number is 177,000, a mentoring program aims to bolster support for those children by connecting them with adults who…
By Adam Beam, Associated Press
Thousands of teachers took their voices to state Capitols this spring, winning pay raises in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona, and increased education spending in Kentucky.
By Emily Cayton, M. Gail Jones, The Conversation
Urban and rural science teachers often lack funding for science lab materials and pay out of pocket to provide those materials for their students.
By Karen Stout, Inside Higher Ed
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.
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