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By Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
As California budgets millions to rebrand long-disparaged vocational education, there are an estimated 30 million jobs in the U.S. that pay at least $55,000 per year and don’t require a bachelor’s degree.
By Meredith Kolodner and Sarah Butrymowicz, The Hechinger Report
In a vicious circle, debt and low-paying jobs make it tough to earn a way back to college. The numbers of students with school debt but no degree are large enough that the financial impact goes beyond individual struggles and…
More than 108,000 students who had taken out federal loans withdrew from Georgia’s public colleges and universities between 2013 and 2015.
More than half a billion dollars in surplus lottery funds, meant for Georgia’s college students, is sitting unused in the state’s coffers even as many drop out of school, unable to afford to continue.
By Sarah Butrymowicz, The Hechinger Report
Experts say better data is needed to know if reforms are working.
Guttman Community College has an unusual approach to solving a ubiquitous problem.
The vast majority of public two- and four-year colleges report enrolling students – more than half a million of them–who are not ready for college-level work, a Hechinger Report investigation of 44 states has found.
Forty percent of U.S. university and college undergraduate and graduate students are 25 and older, according to U.S. Education Department data. Yet colleges and universities are largely not set up to deal with them, causing their enrollment to fall.
By Mikhail Zinshteyn, The Hechinger Report
Despite a push for more college graduates, obstacles such as library fines can block completion, according to many independent coaches and advisors.
By Lillian Mongeau, The Hechinger Report
On the ground floor of Russell Elementary School in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston one February morning, three teachers supervised 20 students in what is considered one of the best free, public preschool programs in the country.
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