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 Victoria 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.
The burden of college debt will hang on our current students for years, but depriving them of the sense of pride and dignity they could develop by advancing their own lives could last a lifetime.
By Mikhail Zinshteyn, The Hechinger Report
A tuition cooperative is a new idea aimed at tempting colleges to give discounts: Students interested in the same field of study or training could band together, pool resources and commit to a school as a group, lowering costs.
By Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed
President Trump suggests university could lose federal funds after California campus is latest to be inflamed by protests -- reportedly fueled by visiting mob from off the campus -- over appearances by the Breitbart writer and provocateur.
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