Millions of Baby Boomer bosses across the nation are nearing retirement age, but an innovative fellowship program at Harvard University aims to give them a second act. The Advanced Leadership Initiative helps former executives bring their professional acumen to bear…
By Sophie Quinton, Stateline
A growing number of students need to borrow — and borrow heavily — to finance their college educations. And giving them more information about their debt may help change their borrowing habits.
What more can colleges and universities do to ensure the country's most vulnerable students aren't just enrolling but are graduating too? Join NewsHour for our Twitter chat on college retention rates.
By Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Thousands of low-income students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to get federal grants to take college courses while still in high school, part of a program the Obama administration plans to begin this summer.
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
President Barack Obama on Sunday urged college graduates to shun those who want to confront a rapidly changing world by building walls around the United States or by embracing ignorance, as he delivered a sharp and barely concealed critique of…
By PBS NewsHour
What makes a person successful? For Professor Angela Duckworth, the answer is grit, an intangible trait that motivates passion and perseverance. In a study at West Point, Duckworth found that grit mattered more for success than leadership ability, intelligence and…
By Mikhail Zinshteyn, The Hechinger Report
As policymakers try to increase college-going, the cost has finally exceeded the grasp of low- and middle-income Americans.
By Kenya Downs
Months after protests on campuses reached a boiling point nationally, what's next for the student activists who became the faces of a movement?…
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
President Barack Obama has told Howard University's Class of 2016 that the country is "a better place today" than it was when he graduated from Columbia University in 1983.
By Gary D. Robertson, Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press
If the U.S. Justice Department follows through on its enforcement threat, tens of thousands of students could lose around $800 million in federally backed loans.
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