Ultimately, one expert argues, we need to build systems that create a good fit for every student, that see the goal as developing children, not sorting them.
Our nation’s two-year colleges often get little attention in national conversations about higher ed. And yet they enroll more than one-third of the undergraduates in America.
We started a new project back in June focused on covering the connections between education and work. It's a topic getting a lot of attention in public-policy circles but not one that's regularly covered on the ground. Here's what's struck us so far.
Race, plenty of Americans seem to think, plays a big role in who gets in. And a substantial portion see White people at a disadvantage.
The wealth gap between historically Black colleges and predominantly white ones is staggering. The top 10 richest universities have endowments totaling $200 billion. The 10 richest HBCUs? Just $2 billion. And the combined endowments for every single HBCU is just $3.9 billion.
Colleges underestimate the non-tuition costs of college and overestimate how much financial-aid students will eventually get, a new report says.
New data about earnings outcomes for thousands of specific programs gives us a glimpse at which degrees and credentials pay off in the short term — and which don't.
A hundred years ago, Lewis Terman started his groundbreaking study of gifted children. How is it still shaping our conversations?
Instead of going to college in a pandemic, QuangHuy Bui became a barber. As colleges turn campus life back on this fall, will students like him return to school?
Year after year of insider appointments to Mississippi’s higher-ed governing board, Molly Minta writes, “not only raise ethical questions but are indicative of a system of favoritism that excludes the historically Black colleges and universities.”