The rise in U.S. college tuition is unsustainable. That’s the argument of a new television documentary, “Ivory Tower,” which tackles growing worries and critique over college costs and student debt. Jeffrey Brown talks to filmmaker Andrew Rossi about the origins…
By Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press
The Education Department announced Thursday it is proposing a rule change to provide a better picture of these problems on campuses.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Scientists and engineers frequently seek solutions to specific problems. But the goal -- and challenge -- of basic research is to tackle broad questions without an immediate application in mind. As part of our ongoing series on the subject, PBS…
By Simone Pathe
The return on investment of a college degree varies by the type and cost of institution, with tech and engineering schools generally landing near the top of the list. See how much return a degree from your Alma mater will…
By Simone Pathe
Mary-Faith Cerasoli is an adjunct professor of Spanish and Italian with a master's degree from one of the country's leading language schools. She's also homeless.
More college students lose grandparents right before taking college exams. Duke professor and irrationality expert Dan Ariely has a solution: Enroll in Massive Open Online Courses to spare grandparents some fatal stress.
By PBS NewsHour
On our program Tuesday, a war of words amps up on the crisis in the Crimea region of Ukraine between Russian President Vladimir Putin, Secretary of State John Kerry and others. Also, President Obama’s budget plan takes aim at economic…
By Anthony Carnevale, Nicole Smith, Jeff Strohl
Don't believe the statistics that point to the stagnant demand for college-educated workers; college attendance is still an advantage in the labor market, and suggesting otherwise only discourages those who could benefit most from going to college.
By Ingrid Steffensen
Ingrid Steffensen thought she'd be spending her life on a university campus. But the relationship she imagined for herself -- teaching and reading and writing full-time (and making a living doing it) -- wasn’t to be. Her love for the…
Being an adjunct isn't what most part-time university faculty had in mind when they envisioned being a professor.
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