The parking lot of Citifield, the home of the New York Mets, sits empty.
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Nearly three-quarters of fans say they won’t attend games until a vaccine has been developed.
Student loan debt is approaching the $1.5 trillion mark.
The income-based repayment plan that lets borrowers pay back student loans based on their salaries is in jeopardy. The problem? The program proved too popular.
About 1 in 10 student loan borrowers default on their student loans.
Roughly 1 in 10 student loan borrowers end up in default on their loans. A scholar of higher education offers tips on how to make that less likely.
Some college rankings focus on how students fare after graduation.
A higher education scholar explains how he came to oversee a set of college rankings meant to take a different tact than the more popular rankings from US News & World Report.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness can be difficult to get if you don’t know the rules.
A higher education professor explains the complex rules behind Public Service Loan Forgiveness, a program meant to provide debt relief to student loan borrowers who went into public service jobs.
A new ‘debt-free’ college plan has little chance of success.
A closer look at House Democrats new 'debt-free' college plan reveals that the plan fails to live up to its name, two higher education finance scholars argue.
Students from 2015 graduating class of Texas Southmost College.
Despite good intentions, efforts to hold colleges and universities accountable often miss the mark. The reasons why range from politics to resistance among the institutions themselves.
Students at an Atlanta elementary school prep for upcoming state standardized tests.
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Standardized test scores drive many of our decisions about students, teachers and school districts. But research shows that the results are highly predictable, in a bad way.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton debates with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the third presidential debate.
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How far will Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's proposals on student loans benefit their college-going voters?
Does teaching ethics come with obligations?
A prominent ethicist was recently accused of manipulating younger women into sexual relationships. A philosopher argues that being an ethicist comes with obligations. Otherwise, what is ethics for?
Income share agreements work quite like federal loans.
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In income share agreements, students agree to pay a percentage of their future income to a private company or lender in exchange for additional money to cover college expenses. Are they for everyone?
How are funding policies deciding who gets to go to college?
More states are funding colleges based on their performance. What are the implications?
The statue of John Harvard, the first benefactor of Harvard University.
A bill before Congress is proposing colleges and universities with endowments of at least $1 billion spend 25 percent of the money on financial aid. What is the proposal missing?
How can you make smart choices?
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Hillary Clinton recently announced a US$350 billion plan to make college free. But what students need for now is information that can help them make sound decisions about their college investment.
A crisis for whom?
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For many borrowers — particularly those with advanced degrees — a high debt is far from a crisis.
As a geopolitical figure, the pope has urged the West to combat global poverty and preserve the environment.
By equating human rights to the protection of nature, the pope's encyclical opens up an international debate with broad political implications.
How can researchers be their own guardian?
What are the pressures on researchers that could lead to misrepresentation of facts? Do the "guardians need a guard"?
Not the aisle for happiness.
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A lifestyle based on aggressive consumption stresses the Earth's resources and, beyond a certain point of comfort, does not actually foster human fulfillment or happiness.
China’s made it clear, all nations allowed.
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The US has only itself to blame for the growing number of allies that have agreed to join China's development bank despite American objections.
The smartphone, and increasingly Apple’s iPhone, is the center of the fast-growing app economy.
Even as the US economic recovery remains subpar with employment gains in only the lowest-paying jobs – and sluggish gains at that – one segment is surging: the still-nascent app industry. Apple’s latest…