The Supreme Court nominee was recently accused of committing sexual assault while he was a student at the high school in the 1980s.
The founders believed a federal institution focused on civic education could help unite a fractured country.
A flurry of state and local programs to cover students’ tuition and attention by top politicians made a national program seem possible. Then Trump won.
How a hypothetical accusation could actually play out in practice, if the Education Department’s proposed rules become law
A new report shows how these institutions hound people to enroll, and then leave them with little besides a pile of loans they often can’t pay back.
Congress has repeatedly made clear its position against doing so, but new reports say Trump’s Education Department is considering allowing states to use grants to purchase firearms for school districts.
And there’s no factor that can explain it other than racism.
The United States is on pace to have a shortage of up to 120,000 physicians by 2030—reducing med students’ debt might help fix that.
The former White House official was as seen as a direct line to President Trump for the institutions, but they are faring better with Congress anyway.
The recent case of Avital Ronell, an NYU professor suspended for sexual harassment, and the scholars who rallied to support her highlights the intense politics of academia.
A year after white-supremacist violence broke out in the university town, UVA grapples with a centuries-old legacy of slavery and racial discrimination.
President Trump’s attacks on the press seem to be fueling young people’s interest in the profession—a phenomenon also seen at other turbulent times in U.S. history.
Voters are “sick and tired of people playing political games with kids in schools.”
A former for-profit lobbyist turned department staffer scheduled meetings to discuss two regulations overseeing these institutions—rules that are now being rolled back.
As part of a transparency effort following ethical controversies, the organization shared its newest grant agreement with The Atlantic.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and others preached civility at a conference for young Republicans. But the teen attendees connected more with Trump-rally-style raucousness.
A new chancellor is talking a big game about making New York City’s schools more equal—but that’s the easy part.
Higher education alone can't bridge the wealth gap that separates black Americans from their white peers.
The financial constraints of major student loans make it harder for hundreds of thousands of Americans to buy their first homes. But so does a small technicality—one that the Federal Housing Administration could fix.
Two pieces of recent news signal a future in which America’s colleges and universities are even whiter than they are today.