By PBS NewsHour
In a Texas border town where nearly all high school students live in poverty, the school district is trying an experiment to get more kids into college. Instead of waiting until students graduate to enroll them in higher education, the…
By Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
Despite a dramatic tise in tuition in the last decade, California’s public universities have tried to ensure that its poorest residents can still afford to go to college. But California’s attempts to keep college affordable mask the reality that the…
Among the many students heading off to college this fall, those from wealthier backgrounds are far more likely to graduate after four years. Hari Sreenivasan takes a look at why that occurs, and what one university is doing to combat…
By Kyla Calvert Mason
At the start of each semester, the financial aid money appeared in Sana Ahmed Malik’s account. The federal and state funds typically covered the cost of tuition, with a little left over for books and living expenses. But the fall…
By Sarah Butrymowicz, The Hechinger Report
A Hechinger Report analysis of Pell grant graduation rate data from a cross section of colleges and universities suggests that billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded Pell grants nationwide go to students who never earn degrees.
Every night next week the PBS NewsHour will take a look at efforts on campuses across the country -- from the University of Texas at Austin to Valencia College in Orlando, Florida -- focused not just getting more low-income, first-generation…
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