Touring a college in person may be out of the question for a while due to COVID-19. Can virtual reality tours fill the void?
New research shows that low-income students who qualify for the federal Pell Grant tend to go to non-selective colleges – and why that hurts their chances of graduation.
States are increasingly adopting policies in which colleges get a small portion of their funding based on how many students graduate. A scholar explains why the policy may not achieve its aims.
Democratic plans to boost school funding are rooted in research that shows more funding really does boost achievement for low-income students.
About 16 percent of all teachers change schools or leave teaching. Often, these changes occur in the middle of the school year, which causes significant setbacks in learning, researchers say.
Although proponents of making the SAT optional hoped it would expand college access for low-income and minority students, research shows that hasn't happened.
Students across the country have been defrauded by for-profit schools. Fine print in their enrollment contracts has stopped them from bringing their cases to court, but new rules could help.
Students with unpaid meal debts have been experiencing some shaming policies at school. New rules are aimed at protecting these children, but the real solution may lie in free meals for all.
The ministerial task team's report presents a jaundiced view of an important organisation that's opened the doors of higher education to many who would otherwise have been closed out.
Confirmed in a historic tie-breaking vote by Vice President Pence, Betsy DeVos will be the next secretary of education. Here's what you need to know about her past legislative actions and proposals.
Separating girls and boys takes away opportunities to learn from one another. It also encourages stereotyping and sexism.
Working-class students are put off by a perceived future of low pay and high debt.
Demands being made by protesting students in South Africa purport to support the poor. But the most marginalised young people in the country will not benefit from free higher education.
Pell Grants, the federal aid program for low-income students, are down to covering only 30 percent of tuition, from 80 percent in the 1970s.
It's unusual for children in Nigeria's rural areas to have any access to private schooling, even if it's of the low-cost variety. They must rely instead on poorly resourced government schools.
America's higher education has been split into two unequal worlds. Schools serving the bulk of America's underprivileged students lack resources. Making college free will not solve the problem.
Three scholars reflect on the Supreme Court decision in the Fisher case and why institutions need to consider race.
The threshold for paying back student loans will vary depending on which party wins the election.
Underfunding has created incentives for colleges and universities to enroll nonresidents. But those that take a high number of poor students are on the verge of closure.
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have called for making colleges and universities debt-free or tuition-free. Disadvantaged students need more than free college to achieve success.