The 2020 Democratic candidates all have a plan to eliminate student debt.
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An economist takes a critical look at a proposal to tax Wall Street to pay off the nation's student debt.
Washington state has passed a measure to cover college tuition for students from low- and moderate-income families.
A new law in Washington state that makes college mostly free for many students is meant to prepare more residents from the state for jobs in the local economy. Whether it will work remains to be seen.
Left: Robert Smith. Right (clockwise from left): Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Jay-Z, LeBron James and Nicki Minaj.
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A recent gift by billionaire Robert Smith to pay off the student loans of 2019 graduates of Morehouse points to the potential of America's black elite to pay off all black students' college loans.
Adriana Briscoe, in the greenhouse with a blue morpho, University of California, Irvine, June 2019.
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A scientist explains how she got a glimpse into the secret world of butterflies and her hopes of encouraging more Latinos to enter the field of science.
Bill Gates looks to his wife Melinda as they are interviewed in Kirkland, Washington, in February 2019.
A political scientist warns that a new lobbying initiative launched by Bill and Melinda Gates could harm US higher education.
Kevin Porter, Jr., of USC, is introduced prior to the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft at Barclays Center.
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For many professional athletes, leaving their troubled neighborhoods for better resourced prep schools paved the way for success.
Students’ home and family backgrounds will be factored into their SAT scores.
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The College Board is adding a new 'adversity score' to the SAT to take students' socioeconomic backgrounds into account. Will the move correct long-standing disparities in the college entrance exam?
Many states prohibit people from receiving state financial aid for college in prison.
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The federal government isn't the only one that has banned student financial aid to prisoners. Many states have enacted their own bans as well, new research shows.
Students hug after a ceremony at Tufts University May 3. The ceremony celebrated 58 students who are the first in their family to receive a college degree.
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At a special commencement ceremony for first-generation college graduates, a dean gave a speech made up of nothing but questions.
A growing movement is forming to focus on the economic benefits of a college degree.
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A political scientist explains how a new commission that wants to measure the economic value of a college degree could end up devaluing the liberal arts.
Changing the way you think about stress can help you deal with it better, research shows.
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Although the end of the semester can be a stressful time for students, embracing the stress can help students deal with it better than trying to avoid it, a well-being expert argues.
Assistant professor of chemistry Sidney Wilkerson-Hill, left, in a chemistry lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with Bolatito Babatunde, a student in the Chancellor’s Science Scholars program at UNC.
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Researchers find promising results for two programs patterned after the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, a renowned initiative launched at UMBC in the 1980s and known to increase diversity in STEM.
Luis Miguel, son of migrant farmworkers in California, catches up on school work by attending Cyber High.
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For children of migrant farmworkers in California, school gets disrupted due to a controversial housing policy that makes migrants leave town during the off-season, a documentary filmmaker reveals.
Research shows prison education lessens the chances that inmates will return to prison after their release.
For people in prison to have a better chance at earning a living upon release, Congress should lift a longstanding ban on federal student aid for those serving time, a criminal justice scholar argues.
Parents collectively spend billions on tutoring. Is it money well spent?
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Tutoring is a billion-dollar industry. A former tutor explains what to look for in a tutor for your child and urges parents to consider free options before they open up their pocketbooks.
Most of the nation’s top schools experience a major scandal that causes applications to fall, new research shows.
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When scandals take place at a college, the natural reaction for some people is to avoid the school. But two economists suggest potential applicants think hard about their decision.
College athletes are prohibited from profiting from their performance.
As the nation prepares to watch the Final Four, a sports scholar examines new information that shows how college athletes make money for their schools, coaches and corporations – but not themselves.
First-year college students frequently report being stressed.
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While the first year of college can be stressful, using the time between high school graduation and the college drop-off to prepare can help ease the transition, two educators say in a new book.
New research uncovers problems with a ‘calculator’ that colleges must put online to make it easier for prospective students to understand the cost of college.
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While net price calculators are meant to help students figure out how much a particular college will cost, a new study reveals that many colleges' calculators distort the true cost of attendance.
These five Towson University Honors students in Sienna, Italy, were among the more than 332,000 U.S. students studied abroad in 2016-17.
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Though studying abroad can be a rewarding experience, it also comes with certain risks. A study abroad expert provides 7 tips to help students stay safe while visiting in a foreign land.