When applying to a job out of college, having a top-notch resume isn’t enough anymore. College graduates from top schools apply alongside dozens of similarly qualified candidates. In light of new hiring trends, a program at Georgetown University aims to…
By Emily Hanford, APMReports
A journalist who graduated from Amherst College took a placement test for college remediation classes, and her results were surprising.
In a pilot project announced this summer, the Department of Education will partner with dozens of colleges to provide higher education to prisoners who can't afford to pay; eligible inmates will be able to apply for federal grants under the…
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By PBS NewsHour
On college campuses, Latino males are perhaps the most underrepresented group. These men are often expected to provide for their families, which can mean a choice between getting an education and getting a job. Hari Sreenivasan reports as part of…
At Paul Quinn College, where once there was a football field, now there’s an organic farm. It’s not just a symbol of renewal for this once-struggling historically black college in Dallas; it’s where students work to pay tuition. As part…
By Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
People in doctoral pipelines to university jobs are disproportionately white, making black educators hard to come by.
Georgetown University is taking an unprecedented step to respond to and apologize for its ties to slavery. The university will give special preference to applicants who are descendants of Georgetown’s slaves, plans to rename a building in honor of one…
By Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press
The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year's high school graduates aren't ready for college-level course work.
By Associated Press
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.
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