For seniors at San Diego’s Monarch School—where 93 percent of students have no form of permanent housing—earning a diploma means leaving behind their only reliable source of food, clothing, healthcare, and more.
Well-off kids who don’t get a private education still have significant advantages over their peers.
The Los Angeles Times has a big, new demonstration of how bad things have gotten in the city of San Bernardino. Here’s a look at people doing their best, despite those odds.
While the United States struggles to encourage older Americans to enroll in college, Sweden has made adult learning a popular choice for citizens.
Pen, paper, and a time limit
In his new book, the Wharton professor Peter Cappelli argues that banking on a specialized degree’s usefulness is risky. After all, one reason some jobs are in high demand is that no one predicted that they would be.
Denmark is cracking down on people who overstay their time in college, echoing similar efforts in the U.S. It’s causing a lot of anger in a country known for its educational equality and happy citizenry.
Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt resigned over inappropriate comments, but such blatant instances of bias are only the most publicized examples of a more pervasive problem.
Most young adults who are neither employed nor in school are, unsurprisingly, disadvantaged minorities. And new research shows that racial and socioeconomic segregation is what’s keeping them behind.
Strong, positive relationships with at-risk youth can give them much-needed feelings of competence.
In Norway, where universities don’t charge tuition, the children of parents who lack college degrees typically don’t pursue a higher education, either.
Though Baby Boomers may criticize Millennials for being self-centered, careerist, and politically dispassionate, they are really just adapting to the world they live in today.
The federal government says it will relieve the debt of students who were defrauded by the now-closed Corinthian Colleges. But the problems are far from solved.
The college-admissions exam is poised to play an increasing role in the classroom, and chances are it’ll further detract from traditional instruction.
The McKinney I grew up in was a conservative southern town. After this weekend’s events, I wonder, can its culture keep up with its growth?
In far too many states, public-school spending remains “unfair, irrational, and unconnected to the resources” kids need to succeed.
The women’s college becomes the last of the Seven Sisters to welcome applicants “who consistently live and identify as women.”
Many of the systems designed to help students with disabilities disappear after they complete their education.
With economic inequality growing to record highs, students and universities would be better served by reformulating their affirmative-action policies along class lines.
To wonder what ails American education is to open a Pandora’s box of wicked problems … but the problem is definitely not a lack of computers.