As this week’s episode explains, students face a variety of obstacles, from rising tuition rates to hard-line immigration laws.
It’s a little-known reality that reflects – and, because higher education is a strong route to the middle class, widens – the American income divide.
Mississippi’s outdated textbooks teach an abbreviated version of civil rights, undermining the state’s new “innovative” standards.
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As school choice continues to gain momentum, charter school companies such as BASIS are seen as the solution to public education’s ills.
Rep. Mike Ritze has suggested deporting children who lack authorization to live in the U.S. as a way to cut millions from the cash-strapped state’s public school budget.
Two recent moves suggest the administration is helping out the student loan industry at the expense of borrowers.
Alabama lawmakers introduced a landmark bill to abolish a longstanding law that exempts more than 900 religious day cares from state oversight.
The proprietary schools – which include dozens of storefront beauty, computer and culinary operations – would have violated an anti-profiteering law were it not for a loophole that excludes the GI Bill and tuition assistance to active duty military.
In California, a unique new formula provides extra dollars for poor districts based on how many disadvantaged students they have, and encourages local decision-making and experimentation on how to reach and teach these kids.
In a lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accused Navient of a long list of improprieties and deceptive practices in collecting and servicing some $300 billion in student loans.