By Steve Gardiner
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.
Nearly half of the nation’s wealthy private colleges and universities enroll so few Pell Grant recipients that they would rank in the bottom 5 percent of colleges enrolling such students.
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
In a time of falling trust, colleges are reaching out to bridge the class and cultural divides that often exist between them and the surrounding neighborhood.
By Benjamin Herold, Education Week
For schools, media literacy is an “enduring issue” that predates social media and the internet, said Lawrence Paska of the National Council for the Social Studies.
By Luba Ostashevsky, The Hechinger Report
Unlike after previous recessions, public higher-education spending is stubbornly down. And in some states, a bigger and bigger share of what they do spend on public universities and colleges is going to such things as employee pensions, not instruction.
By Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
After a college closes, thousands of students may be give up just when the country needs more people with degrees.
By Timothy Pratt, The Hechinger Report
A lack of basic financial knowledge and advice is aggravating student debt and defaults. Student financial ambassadors are looking to help.
By Ellen Wexler, Inside Higher Ed
Colleges should track the well-being of students, including how specific groups are faring, according to the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
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