There are nearly 4 million undergraduate students who are raising children, representing 22 percent of all students attending U.S. colleges. Yet only about 8 percent of single mothers in college will obtain associate's or bachelor's degrees within six years, while…
By Christopher Booker, Mori Rothman
A majority of American college graduates leave school with tens of thousands of dollars in student loans. The issue of paying for college is so concerning that several 2020 presidential candidates have proposed forgiving student debt or making public colleges…
By Hari Sreenivasan
The Massachusetts senator says the proposal would eliminate almost all student loan debt for 42 million Americans.
By Meg Kinnard, Associated Press
Food pantries are appearing more frequently in a surprising type of location: colleges and universities. More than 700 educational institutions belong to a national nonprofit aiming to alleviate food insecurity among college students. From PBS station WTTW in Chicago, Brandis…
By Brandis Friedman, WTTW
Outrage has swirled since federal prosecutors charged 50 people, including CEOs and high-profile celebrities, in an intricate scheme to secure college admission for their children through extensive cheating and bribery. High school students share their perspectives on the scandal and…
By Patty Morales
While the actions uncovered in the indictments were blatantly illegal, it’s far from the first time affluent Americans have used their status to secure seats at some of America’s most elite colleges.
Scandal has ensnared some of the nation’s top colleges, as prosecutors allege that wealthy parents conspired to help their kids cheat on college admissions tests and funnel bribes to college athletic coaches to secure admission into elite schools. William Brangham…
By Gretchen Frazee
In a world where not only universities, but private companies, are getting into the education game, the pressure to keep up with an ever-changing work landscape is stronger than ever.
By Ben Felder, Education Writers Association
The decline in liberal arts enrollment has forced many colleges to eliminate courses and, in some cases, entire majors.
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