Understanding the opportunity and achievement gaps in U.S. universities
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A new study offers a look at what happens when schools shutter.
Critics worry that the students who need the most help might be among the least likely to receive it.
Urban-education programs prepare them for imperative contemporary conversations with students.
Secretary John King’s exit memo offers a first look at what the administration thinks it has—and hasn’t—achieved.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan to make the state’s public colleges and universities free for families earning less than $125,000.
From record-high graduation rates to the percentage of students who attend charters, here are some figures that help tell the story of U.S. schools over the last year.
One man’s mission to make college admissions sane (and fair) again
It’s unclear whether the Trump administration will also see the issue as a matter of civil rights.
A new report suggests most graduates don’t find the current offerings very helpful.
Research on the long-term effects of advisers is mixed, and some programs are now relying on video-game networks and other technology to forge stronger relationships.
A small private school in western Massachusetts has launched a network of tuition-free early colleges across the country.
Experts with varying opinions weigh in on what the arm of the Department of Education could look like under Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos.
The “invisible labor” done by professors of color is not usually rewarded with tenure and promotion. But it is more important now than ever.
It’s not clear how far colleges would or could go to stop the deportation of students.
A highly polarized year in politics has led to heightened conflict on campus.
The president-elect supports school vouchers and scaling back the government’s role in student lending.
Many African American educators say they don’t feel respected or empowered at their schools.
Some children commute from Mexico to the U.S. on a daily basis, a process that Donald Trump’s candidacy complicates.
With access to predictive analytics and more data than ever before, how can universities avoid invading students’ privacy while promoting academic success?
What is lost when disadvantaged students are forced to commodify their backgrounds for the sake of college admissions?
The second lady has made expanding access to higher education a priority in recent years.
Next America: Higher Education is a project of The Atlantic, supported by grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Lumina Foundation.