By Levi Pulkkinen, The Hechinger Report
With a growing consensus that some sectors of the economy face a shortage of qualified workers, employers are paying entry-level workers to learn on the job.
By Hari Sreenivasan, Jaywon Choe
Over the last month, the PBS NewsHour has brought you stories about how students and institutions have been upended by the pandemic. Tonight, we take a more hopeful look at students who have been inspired by the events of the…
By Stephanie Sy, Gretchen Frazee, Lena I. Jackson
Many tribal colleges and universities are located in remote areas and often serve older and low-income American Indian students. Many lack access to basic necessities like internet and running water, making learning during the pandemic especially difficult. As Stephanie Sy…
International tech workers, fed up with immigration delays, political uncertainty and anti-Asian bias, are leaving the United States to return to increasingly vibrant startup sectors in their home countries. One solution? Better educating American students in math and science.
By Jeffrey Brown, Mike Fritz
Across the country, more than 60 colleges have closed or merged since 2016. The COVID-19 pandemic put further financial pressure on colleges and students alike. But one college in Unity, Maine is seeing record enrollment by offering students various learning…
This week, we heard the case against President Biden's plan to create free tuition for community college students nationwide. And now, we hear from John King, former U.S. secretary of education under President Obama, who is seeking the Democratic nomination…
Seventeen states in the U.S. now offer free community college tuition, and existing programs cover tuition for many students. But President Biden wants to make that happen nationwide. This week we'll explore both sides of the debate over free community…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Rachel Wellford
Community colleges have long been seen as an opportunity for students of all backgrounds to earn a degree. But those same students, especially the students of color, have been some of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. And many…
By Melissa B. Taboada, The Hechinger Report
Amid higher dropout rates, a professor in Texas redoubles her efforts to lead students to success.
By Emma Whitford, Inside Higher Ed
Governors have proposed a patchwork of higher education funding increases and cuts in their budgets.
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