People quit school for a host of reasons -- no money, workplace demands, family sickness or a new child. In Tennessee, policymakers say helping students overcome obstacles to get back into college could mean big payoffs for the state.
By Laura Santhanam
While President Donald Trump and state lawmakers around the country extol the benefits of apprenticeships — and put money behind grants and tax credits to encourage private sector companies to offer them — some state agencies are creating their own…
By Sophie Quinton, Stateline
Can New York City dramatically increase graduation rates at its community colleges? That's the goal behind a support program for full-time students, which offers financial help, convenient schedules and the encouragement of an adviser. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
By PBS NewsHour
Workers considering heading back to school to boost their earning power may want to avoid certificate programs that last less than a year. By the end of the decade more than 60 percent of U.S. jobs are expected to require…
By Kyla Calvert Mason
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
Want higher-ed reform? You may be surprised where you’ll find it.
By PBS NewsHour
In Chicago, two initiatives were launched to improve access to higher education for lower-income students. To explore the strategies that community colleges and the University of Chicago are planning to use to attract these students, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Robert…
By Simone Pathe
Mary-Faith Cerasoli is an adjunct professor of Spanish and Italian with a master's degree from one of the country's leading language schools. She's also homeless.
California Community Colleges Face Dilemmas Amid Tighter Budgets…
Thousands of would-be nurses are waitlisted at community colleges -- the main affordable choice for them. At the same time, the United States is facing a nursing shortage and importing nurses from abroad because of the high demand.
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