Thea Hunter was a promising, brilliant scholar. And then she got trapped in academia’s permanent underclass.
Violence in the spring of 1969 marred the commencement festivities for that year’s North Carolina A&T graduates. This year, they finally got to celebrate.
The restaurant’s contest to pay off student loans is the latest offer to treat the idea of debt relief as a sweepstakes that only a lucky few can win.
Rich kids are enrolled in college at three times the rate of poor kids.
The Massachusetts senator is betting big on higher-education funding.
Residents of the majority-white southeast corner of Baton Rouge want to make their own city, complete with its own schools, breaking away from the majority-black parts of town.
A philanthropist surprised Morehouse College graduates at commencement by announcing he would pay off their student loans. But one person—even a very generous one—can only do so much.
The president of Howard University argues that “it is a danger to the national interest to not invest in these institutions.”
Washington State decided to let colleges use race in admissions decisions. But the public might change its mind.
The senator and presidential candidate says America needs to reform how it funds schools, but the details of any alternative approach are scant.
The Democratic presidential hopeful has proposed canceling outstanding loans and making public college tuition-free—and she has an idea for how to pay for it.
In more than a dozen academic fields—largely STEM related—not a single black student earned a doctoral degree in 2017.
Texas Tech recently announced it will no longer take race into account in admissions to its medical school—a move that might affect not only aspiring doctors, but many of their would-be patients as well.
The president’s much-anticipated directive doesn’t do much.
Seven black students were accepted to Stuyvesant High School this year. Five years ago, the number was exactly the same.
If selective colleges were less selective, there would be less incentive to cheat to get in.
For the third year in a row, lawmakers are expected to disregard the administration’s proposed budget.
Economists are trying to understand the steady decline of non-college-educated men in the labor market.
As the House and Senate prepare for hearings to update the law governing colleges, a new report lays out some guiding principles.
Well, sort of
Schools are trying to bolster security, but they can only do so much to prevent another mass shooting.