Even privately run colleges and universities get money from the federal government.
Yet the money spent on student loans, Pell Grants and funding for research is not generally keeping pace with the demand for higher ed.
Luvia Hernández Gómez, a la derecha, recibe un estipendio mensual del gobierno mexicano por cuidar a su sobrina, al centro, e hija, a la izquierda.
México les da a las madres pobres y sin trabajo hasta US$147 por mes para alimentar y educar a sus hijos. Pero ese dinero puede sobrecargar a las mujeres y beneficiar a sus maridos.
Luvia Hernandez Gomez, right, receives a monthly stipend from the Mexican government to help take care of her niece, center, and daughter, left.
Mexico gives poor, jobless moms up to $147 a month to feed and educate their kids. But money with strings attached may actually overburden women while freeing up their husbands' time and money.
Dejémosla en paz.
Es difícil que este insecto le perjudique y fácil que su presencia le beneficie, según explica un experto entomólogo.
¿Las batas de laboratorio pueden hacer que los niños tengan más ganas de ser científicos?
Para que los más jóvenes se vean a sí mismos como futuros científicos, los investigadores argumentan que ayuda vestirles con una bata de laboratorio.
Elle vient en paix.
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A retail street in Facebook’s proposed Willow Campus.
Facebook will build a village with housing and amenities in Silicon Valley, a new version of old, unsuccessful ideas of company towns and utopian communities. Will Facebook's town face the same fate?
Can lab coats lead kids to feel more like a scientist?
In order to get more young people to see themselves as future scientists, researchers argue that it helps to outfit the students with a simple article of clothing: a lab coat.
President Donald Trump with televangelist Rev. Pat Robertson.
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In recent years, Christian television has moved into news and politics. A scholar explains its impact on beliefs and on politics.
Everyone needs to eat their veggies.
Accounting for grocery prices and the effort eating home-prepared meals requires, the benefits commonly called food stamps fall far short of paying enough for the poor to eat right.
He comes in peace.
This Speed Read makes the case why you should be nice to spiders you encounter in your home and consider a live-and-let-live policy.
Most science teachers spend $450 on lab materials their students wouldn’t otherwise have.
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Urban and rural science teachers often lack funding for science lab materials and pay out of pocket to provide those materials for their students, new research detailed in this Speed Read shows.
Martin Luther King Jr.‘s dream – which alternated between shattered and hopeful – can be traced back to Hughes’ poetry.
In order to avoid being labeled a communist sympathizer, King needed to publicly distance himself from the controversial poet. Privately, King found ways to channel Hughes' prose.
Nikolas Cruz, who was charged with 17 counts of murder in the Parkland school shooting, in February 2018.
AP Photo/Mike Stocker
After mass shootings, a cry for mandated treatment of people with mental illness often arises. Doing so, however, is unlikely to curb gun violence.
Nuclear reactors line the bank of the Columbia River at the Hanford site in 1960.
During the Cold War, the US built nuclear weapons at a network of secretive sites across the nation. Some are still heavily polluted and threaten public health today.
In ‘Three Wise Girls’ (1932), Cassie (Jean Harlow) has to fend off her handsy boss.
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Scores of Depression-era films depicted a pattern of sexual harassment that sounds all too familiar.
Flowers above, traps below.
Venus flytrap plants have 'traps' that snap shut on insect prey. But they also rely on insects for pollination. New research suggests how the plant avoids eating its allies.
Small differences account for a shooter’s consistency.
A basketball computer program simulates millions of trajectories in search of the ideal shot.
Even the big, bad Wall Street bull is scared of inflation.
AP Photo/Richard Drew
While many market observers blame growing concerns about inflation for the stock market crash, the real culprit may be fears that the economy is about to slow.
Inflation may be a bull market’s greatest enemy.
AP Photo/Richard Drew
While many market observers blame the growing threat of inflation for the stock market crash, the real culprit may be concerns that the economy is about to slow.