The town a flagship left behind
The departure of a college in rural West Virginia. And, just a few days left to apply to our paid (and remote) fellowship for student journalists at HBCUs.
May 26, 2023
A rural town, a fleeing flagship, and a faltering faith in higher ed
The growing rift between the public and their universities is especially felt in places like Montgomery, W. Va., where people feel they're not valued.
May 25, 2023
Shaped by the pandemic, racial unrest, and debt fears, Colorado’s class of 2023 steps into the world
Chalkbeat talked to over a dozen other students across the state about their plans after high school.
May 24, 2023
Colorado’s farm students might get less college aid due to FAFSA changes
Some of the changes may have unintended consequences, especially in the way families tally farm and small business assets.
May 22, 2023
Who gets to create new bachelor’s degrees?
A community college's bachelor's degree proposal highlighted tensions between the Golden State’s higher education systems.
May 18, 2023
In West Kansas, family and college collide
First-generation students must juggle cultural expectations and familial obligations while also having to navigate a sometimes complex admissions process.
May 3, 2023
Will FAFSA Farm Rule Hurt Rural Students?
Experts are worried that rural students will become even less likely to get a college degree under a new financial-aid rule.
April 20, 2023
In Pueblo, pot complicates college pathways
Marijuana was legalized in Colorado in 2014.
April 5, 2023
The college challenge in a meatpacking town
A lack of student counselors and resources keep many students from receiving a college degree.
March 22, 2023
How a Georgia college courted its rural community
Gordon State has been working to rebuild the college's relationship with its community.
March 8, 2023