Thea Hunter was a promising, brilliant scholar. And then she got trapped in academia’s permanent underclass.
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.
Smith College's unusual ceremony is more than just a silly tradition.
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.
Faced with the messy realities of entrenched privilege, the College Board is trying to find a quantitative solution.
The CEO and vice president explain what they’re hoping to accomplish by factoring adversity into the standardized test.
In the year since 10 people were killed at a Texas high school, the press mostly stayed away. That’s what community members wanted.
Members of the audience care about their loved one’s brief moment of glory—and no one else’s.
The president of Howard University argues that “it is a danger to the national interest to not invest in these institutions.”
A new study finds that federal drug policy didn’t just send more black men to jail—it also locked them out of higher education.
The only thing traditional about Thomas Easterling’s 11th-grade English class at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) was…
The senator and presidential candidate says America needs to reform how it funds schools, but the details of any alternative approach are scant.
Students used to duck and cover. Now they have lockdown drills.
A UCLA student talks about measles exposure at his school, his time in isolation from other students, and making a TikTok video to pass the time.
In preventing campus sexual assault, where students drink could be just as important as how much.
Angela Crawford has taught English at a Philadelphia high school for 23 years. Not many veteran black teachers like her are left nationwide.
The public focuses its attention on divides between schools, while tracking has created separate and unequal education systems within single schools.
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.