The decline in liberal arts enrollment has forced many colleges to eliminate courses and, in some cases, entire majors.
By Collin Binkley, Associated Press
The education secretary raised a "red warning flag" at a conference in Atlanta on Tuesday, that the federal government must change the way it gives out student loans.
By Carol Cutler White, The Conversation
A federally funded program is trying to increase high school graduation, college readiness and college enrollment at low resource high schools.
By Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
While there has generally been consensus about what a college degree represents, there’s confusion over how to define many of these new credentials and judge their usefulness for employers and job seekers.
The Harvard admissions trial in Boston concluded Friday and it could have implications for affirmative action nationwide. The case alleges that qualified Asian-American applicants were denied admission because Harvard used other, non-academic measures to keep their numbers down. William Brangham…
By Natasha K. Warikoo
Social science has shown us that when a group perceives a decline in status, economic or otherwise, they are likely to accept narratives that blame a different group — often a stigmatized one — for that decline.
It’s been a chaotic few days for the University of Maryland football program. In the fallout since the June death of player Jordan McNair, who became overheated during a practice, the school’s football coach, DJ Durkin, was placed on administrative…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Merrill Schwerin
Florida is one of 35 states that tie college funding to graduation rates. But a new study,“The Pell Divide,” finds a difference in graduation rates between students who receive funding assistance from Pell Grants and those who don’t. Hari Sreenivasan…
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
Taxpayers have spent more than $325 billion in the last decade on Pell Grants meant to help low-income students graduate, but only half of Pell recipients at four-year universities and colleges graduated within six years, new data show. It’s the…
By Emily Hanford, APM Reports
More than a third of community college students quit by the end of their first year. Just 15 percent complete a bachelor's degree within six years — and the rates are even lower for black and Hispanic students. This is…
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