President Barack Obama's daughter Malia is taking a year off after graduating from high school before attending Harvard University as part of an expanding program for students known as a "gap year."…
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard University in 2017, the president and his wife said Sunday in a long-awaited announcement.
By PBS NewsHour
This time of year, high school seniors and their families are thinking about where they’ll be headed to college in the fall. In “There Is Life After College,” author Jeffrey Selingo examines how one’s post-college years are influenced by crucial…
By Kenya Downs
First Lady Michelle Obama hosts the third annual National College Signing Day event at New York City.
Youngstown, Ohio is an upper-midwest city that has come to symbolize the nation’s distress of deindustrialization with high unemployment and crime rates. But after decades of decline, the city has plans to rebuild, remove blight and attract employers. On issues…
Can New York City dramatically increase graduation rates at its community colleges? That's the goal behind a support program for full-time students, which offers financial help, convenient schedules and the encouragement of an adviser. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
When it comes to the goal of increasing the number of people with college degrees to 60 percent by 2025, the U.S. is behind schedule.
By Larry Gordon, The Hechinger Report
While Congress remains deadlocked on a DREAM Act, some states welcome undocumented immigrants to public universities.
By Josh Logue, Inside Higher Ed
Three university employees are suing the state after North Carolina passed a law requiring public colleges to segregate bathrooms by biological birth gender, forcing transgender students and faculty members to use facilities that don't reflect their identities.
By PBS NewsHour
Public education is becoming increasingly digitized -- these days, schools can compile everything from a student’s grades to their eating habits in online profiles. But while this technology facilitates personalized learning, it also puts student data at risk of being…
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