Sen. Ron Johnson called higher education a "cartel" and suggested colleges could cut the number of instructors and increase use of online videos like Ken Burns' 11½-hour documentary on the Civil War.
By Courtney Norris
The U.S. Department of Education is providing $17 million in grants and loans to assist low-income students in enrolling in eight “nontraditional” training programs, part of the Obama administration’s efforts to make college more accessible and affordable.
By Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press
The lazy days of summer are ending for millions of children. How much will parents spend on school supplies? How do American students stack up globally? Here are some facts and figures as the new year begins.
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
The move to more aggressive strategies comes after four-and-a-half years of overall enrollment declines at U.S. universities and colleges. And while private, nonprofit schools have managed to maintain a fairly level number of students, they’re finding that harder and more…
By PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
Fifty years ago today, a former Marine and engineering student opened fire from atop the clock tower at University of Texas, Austin. Charles Whitman killed more than a dozen and wounded many more. William Brangham speaks with Gregory Fenves, president…
According to a Bankrate survey released Monday, 89 percent of four-year college grads believe that their degree was a good investment.
By Catherine Gewertz, Education Week
Colleges are working harder to provide summer experiences for top high school students who may be the first in their families to attend college.
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Turkey reportedly placed a temporary ban on professional scholars leaving the country for work-related purposes as part of its investigation into an attempted coup last week.
By Mark Walsh, Education Week
The controversial ruling on race-based admissions could have lasting and immediate effects everywhere, from the most selective colleges to neighborhood K-12 schools.
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