Thea Hunter was a promising, brilliant scholar. And then she got trapped in academia’s permanent underclass.
The senator, alongside Representatives Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal, announced legislation to cancel all student-loan debt and make college debt-free.
The issue makes the occasional blip in the national conversation. Yet in communities that have been fighting inequality for generations, it is more like the steady thumping of a drum.
Thirty years ago, the reverend made reparations for slavery core to his presidential campaigns. Now he’s watching as the House grapples with a proposal to study their feasibility.
The college has rescinded an admissions offer to Kyle Kashuv, a Parkland survivor and conservative activist.
At Sidwell Friends, the high school of Chelsea Clinton and the Obama children, college counselors find themselves besieged by Ivy-obsessed families.
In just over a decade, Democratic Party leaders have gone from advocating modest increases in Pell grants to pushing for large-scale debt cancellation.
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.