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By Taylor Swaak, The Chronicle of Higher Education
International tech workers, fed up with immigration delays, political uncertainty and anti-Asian bias, are leaving the United States to return to increasingly vibrant startup sectors in their home countries. One solution? Better educating American students in math and science.
By Levi Pulkkinen, The Hechinger Report
The proportion of graduates with degrees in science and engineering who are Black is flat or down, even as demand for workers in those high-paying fields grows at double the rate of other occupations. And Covid-19 pandemic trends appear to…
By Melba Newsome, The Hechinger Report
For many college students, living costs may exceed the cost of tuition and fees, as affordable housing options are becoming increasingly hard to find. Some find they struggle with debt, or paying for meals; others are at risk for homelessness.
By Hari Sreenivasan, Cat Wise
Despite years leading troops and managing equipment on the front lines, soldiers returning to school may have to start from the beginning, alongside teenagers who have never held a similar level of responsibility. Now, a new Colorado law awards college…
By Hari Sreenivasan
Not everyone takes a traditional route to a college degree that will prepare them for the workforce. John Yang talks with Nicole Smith of Georgetown University and Beth Cobert of the Markle Foundation about alternatives to help young adults and…
Chicago has a new plan to make sure kids pursue a college degree or have another viable career path after high school. By 2020, in order to get a diploma from Chicago public schools, a student will have to prove…
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 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.
Xavier University, a small, historically black college in New Orleans, manages to graduate more African Americans who go on to become medical doctors than any other undergraduate institution in the country -- a fact that's even more striking given a…
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