First-generation college students say higher education is a way for them to improve their families’ lives, and their own.
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Students who are the first in their family to attend college view a college degree differently than children of college-educated parents, researchers find.
Student loan borrowers save a collective of $7.1 billion per month thanks to the loan pause.
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Student loan forgiveness doesn’t benefit the economy the way some advocates believe it would, an economist argues.
Mothers in college have less time to study than students without children.
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College students with children have slightly higher GPAs but often take a longer time to graduate and are more likely to drop out of school.
Time spent mentoring students is often ignored when it comes to faculty salary and promotion decisions.
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If colleges want to address systemic racism within their institutions, they can start by crediting female faculty members of color for work that gets overlooked. A group of higher ed researchers explains how.
Therapy dogs are an effective way to reduce stress among college students.
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Colleges and universities are using therapy dogs as a low-cost way to improve their students’ mental health.
Vulnerable devices and systems are targets.
As schools and colleges confront the challenges of COVID-19, cybercriminals exploit weaknesses in the computer networks and online systems.
Already the Biden administration has forgiven nearly $3 billion of student loan debt from 113,000 borrowers.
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Student loan debt has long been considered a drag on the economy. But will canceling it actually do much to spur spending? An economist weighs in.
A study found that 22.8% of college students had experienced at least four adverse childhood experiences.
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Multiple difficult childhood experiences can lead to depression and anxiety during college, research has found. Lack of support often makes things worse.
Students at Howard University are already calling for Phylicia Rashad’s resignation as dean.
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A single Tweet the day before she took over as dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University has led to calls for Phylicia Rashad’s ouster. A scholar on college deans weighs in on what’s next.
Completing hefty reading and writing assignments can pose an unnecessary burden on students who must work.
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Higher education in the US has been faulted for not requiring students to read and write enough. But is that criticism justified? New research raises doubts.
An affirming college environment can set trans youth on a path of personal, academic and professional success.
These are some of the key features and policies that trans prospective students may want to consider in their college exploration process.
Stigma and lack of awareness prevent students from getting food assistance.
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The federal government has temporarily widened eligibility for food assistance to more students. Two scholars argue this needs to be made permanent and be accompanied with an awareness campaign.
Over 5,000 student-athletes were directly affected by a recent wave of shutdowns of intercollegiate sports teams.
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Shutting down sports teams can save schools millions of dollars but create longer-term challenges for enrollment, fundraising and campus life.
A fifth grade teacher conducts her class via distance learning in a classroom.
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Just because learning is remote in many places doesn’t mean teachers can’t build more meaningful relationships with their students, a researcher who has examined the issue suggests.
Black students are underrepresented in gifted education programs.
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Anti-Black bias and lack of teacher referrals are keeping Black students out of gifted school programs, a scholar suggests.
Despite their high level of education, women of color with Ph.D.s say they are still treated differently in their academic fields.
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Three women of color with Ph.D.s weigh in on their experience being in the academic field.
Prison education programs have been shown to improve job prospects.
For the first time since 1994, incarcerated individuals can get federal aid to pay for college. A prison education scholar explains how higher education helps those who have run afoul of the law.
College students participating in philanthropy-based courses are 38% more likely to graduate.
At Northern Kentucky University, students award grants to nonprofits in need. A study found that the program is paying off in other ways as well.
Young people’s attitudes toward alcohol have changed over the years.
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Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.
Sally Chen, an organizer with the Harvard Ethnic Studies Coalition, speaks through a megaphone during a rally with other students in 2019.
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Ethnic studies were born out of resistance. Now, the courses often face resistance themselves – from white students. Is making these classes mandatory the way to go? A scholar weighs in.