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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during the daily briefing on COVID-19 on March 27, 2020, in Washington, D.C. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

Through her divisive rhetoric, Education Secretary DeVos leaves a troubled legacy of her own

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has resigned. Five experts comment on the impact she had on education.
Prison education programs have been shown to improve job prospects. Thinkstock/Getty Images

Congress lifts long-standing ban on Pell grants to people in prison

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.
Many students lack the technology and parental guidance to complete homework remotely during the pandemic. Pollyana Ventura/E+ via Getty Images

How remote learning is making educational inequities worse

When homes become classrooms, things like a lack of technology and a quiet place to study take an even bigger toll on student achievement, new research finds.
Students pulling a heavy ball representing the total outstanding student debt in the U.S. at over $1.5 trillion. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images

The morality of canceling student debt

President-elect Joe Biden promised to forgive some part of student debt. An ethicist considers what's fair.
Teaching assistants often remain silent when sexual harassment comes from the students they teach. Hill Street Studios / Getty Images

This type of sexual harassment on campus often goes overlooked

Sexual harassment on campus often casts students as targets of their instructors. Researchers have found that it happens the other way around, too.
The decline in international enrollment will most likely cause colleges and universities to lose money. Marcus Chung/E+ via Getty Images

US colleges report a 43% decline in new international student enrollment, and not just because of the pandemic

The number of students studying in the United States from other countries has continued to fall during the Trump presidency. An expert explains what that means for US students and the US economy.
The convenience of distance learning at for-profit colleges has contributed to their rising enrollment. damircudic/E+ via Getty Images

Why for-profit college enrollment has increased during COVID-19

For-profit colleges' heavy investment in distance learning has led to a 3% increase in enrollment during the pandemic.
Sally Chen, an organizer with the Harvard Ethnic Studies Coalition, speaks through a megaphone during a rally with other students in 2019. David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Although now required by California law, ethnic studies courses likely to be met with resistance

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.
Robert F. Smith speaks onstage during the 2019 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple Of Hope Awards on Dec. 12, 2018, in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Why graduates of elite universities dominate the Time 100 – and what it means for the rest of us

For the past two decades graduates of America's most selective universities have dominated the Time 100 list. Will that always be the case?
The proposed policy mainly targets students from the Middle East and African nations. Brothers91/E+ via Getty Images Plus

Proposed student visa policy could hinder US competitiveness

An effort by the Trump administration to put stricter limits on students and scholars from certain countries may cost a lot and accomplish little, an international education expert argues.

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