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.
A growing number of businesses appear to be dropping them in hiring.
One of the most ambitious partnerships in international education abruptly came undone when the National University of Singapore announced that it was ending its pathbreaking joint liberal-arts college with Yale.
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.
Amazon last week joined Walmart and Target in offering free college as a benefit to its 750,000 front-line employees in the U.S. Like its fellow retail giants, Amazon views college benefits as a crucial hiring and retention tool.
Unlike the Great Recession, which knocked even wealthy colleges off their footing, the pandemic is only accelerating a great separation in higher ed. The rich got richer over the last 18 months. For some colleges, it will be very difficult to play catch-up.
A federal judge has acquitted a former University of Tennessee professor accused of hiding his ties to China after the case against him crumbled.
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.
Community-college students on average rack up 82 credits when earning an associate degree—22 more than they should need. A guided pathways approach seeks to create a structured path.
For nearly two weeks after Kabul fell under Taliban control, Maryam Khademi checked her phone constantly. She was waiting for news that she could leave. It took three attempts, but she and 147 classmates and recent graduates finally made it to the airport.