The tax code overhaul pending in Congress is littered with provisions that would make it a lot harder for most Americans to go to college or grad school, writes Ted Afield, director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic…
In August, the Justice Department sought lawyers to investigate whether Harvard University has discriminated against Asian Americans in favor of black and Latino applicants. In her column, Harvard professor Natasha Warikoo explains how such efforts are an attempt at a…
By PBS NewsHour
Coal miners in the heart of Appalachia face unemployment and uncertainty as the expansion of automation and natural gas threatens the industry that’s been an economic bedrock. But a West Virginia nonprofit matches displaced workers to sustainable jobs in agriculture…
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 Timothy Pratt, The Hechinger Report
Work colleges, where students get paid or gain credit toward tuition, are drawing renewed interest, thanks to rising student debt, skepticism about the financial payoff of a liberal arts education and employer complaints that graduates aren’t prepared for jobs.
By Vic Pasquantonio
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Some high school students in Colorado may get prime jobs even before they get their diplomas. That’s because CareerWise, the nation’s first statewide youth apprenticeship program, links students to industries and addresses manufacturers’ demand for skills, while offering employment, academic…
By Shaun R. Harper, Inside Higher Ed
Shaun R. Harper, executive director of the USC's Race and Equity Center, writes about a speech he delivered to faculty and staff members at the University of Virginia one week after white supremacists showed up on the campus.
By PBS NewsHour
College graduation can be a time of financial anxiety. But Purdue University is offering students a new way to pay for their degrees: Students get funding when they agree to pay back the university a percentage of their future earnings,…
By Dayana Morales Gomez
Rhode Island is now considering a similar measure, which would make two years of college free for in-state students.
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