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By Jasper Craven, The Hechinger Report
Internal government documents, watchdog reports and interviews suggest that little has been done to crack down on colleges accused of predatory behavior.
By Caroline Preston, The Hechinger Report
The popularity of social-emotional learning has given rise to concerns about low-quality curricula entering schools. But in Bristol, Virginia, a school is seeing academic success by focusing on students’ emotional well-being.
By Alina Tugend, The Hechinger Report
Standardized admission tests “have lost their luster as a common yardstick.”…
By Jackie Mader, The Hechinger Report
Toddlers often are unable to understand that the person on the screen is real, relevant and represents an actual adult, one researcher said.
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
The Trump administration is pushing to make college costs and outcomes more transparent, as an alternative to regulating institutions. But some of the data is inaccessible and inaccurate, and much is provided by colleges and universities with little independent oversight.
By Aaron Cantú, The Hechinger Report
One in three first-generation students quits college within three years. Can colleges boost grad rates by building relationships with students’ parents?…
By Melba Newsome, The Hechinger Report
A handful of universities are trying to help more black and Hispanic students get into and through graduate school, where they enroll in disproportionately low numbers. This is a problem not only for the students, but for the schools themselves…
By Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
A decline of nearly 2.9 million college students nationwide since 2011 is driving a frenzy of recruiting in California, one of the few places in the country where the number of college-ready high school graduates is going up.
By Mikhail Zinshteyn, The Hechinger Report
The complexity of what "free college" really means is leading to confusion about whether students qualify. In fact, the people who would benefit the most, such as those who attend part-time or older students, are often excluded.
A growing chorus of experts is making the surprising argument that students need to be allowed to borrow more. With grants limited and college costs rising, loans can be a lifeline for students who have no other way to afford…
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