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The Myth of Immigrants' Educational Attainment

Those who move to the United States tend to have higher socioeconomic standing in their native countries than what they settle for when they arrive.



  1. Criminal Justice
    Yuri Gripas / Reuters

    'Some Toxins Can Be Deadly in Small Doses'

    The U.S. Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, overturns a death-penalty sentence after an expert witness testified the defendant was more likely to commit future crimes because he is black.

  2. Criminal Justice
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    Trump Concedes Defeat on Travel Ban—for Now

    The Justice Department said Thursday it would issue a revised version of its controversial travel ban after federal judges blocked its implementation.

  3. Criminal Justice
    Yuri Gripas / Reuters

    Should Jeff Sessions Recuse Himself From the Russia Inquiries?

    Justice Department regulations appear to suggest the attorney general should not be involved in any investigations into Trump associates’ ties to Russia.

  4. Higher Education
    Charles Dharapak / AP

    The Glue Helping At-Risk Students Stick With School

    Washington, D.C., added pathways coordinators to its high schools to try to help kids who are behind on credits catch up.

  5. Criminal Justice
    Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

    Trump's Illusory Answers to Imaginary Crime Problems

    The president’s latest executive orders achieve little while trying to answer a crime wave that data doesn’t support.

  6. Criminal Justice
    Yuri Grigas / Reuters

    When Your Judge Isn't A Lawyer

    In some states, justices of the peace don’t need a law degree to put defendants behind bars.

  7. Criminal Justice
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

    How Trump Is Changing Immigration Enforcement

    The president’s directive on immigration might resemble the record deportations of Obama’s first term—but without the corresponding push for legalization.

  8. Criminal Justice
    J. David Ake / AP

    A Dramatic Showdown at the Department of Justice

    Donald Trump dismissed the acting attorney general for insubordination, after she refused to defend his immigration order in court.

  9. Economy
    Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

    What’s on CEOs’ Minds as the Trump Presidency Begins?

    Many are hoping he’ll stick to his promises on cutting taxes and scrapping regulations. But they’re also worried about tweets.

  10. Higher Education
    Brian Snyder / Reuters

    How Trump's Immigration Order Is Affecting Higher Education

    Experts worry about the impact on academia and scholarship.

  11. Higher Education
    Patrick Semansky / AP

    The Simple Reform That Improved Black Students' Earnings

    When states began to require more math courses, black high-school graduates began to see bigger paychecks.

  12. Higher Education
    Adam Hunger / Reuters

    The For-Profit Law School That Crumbled

    The Charlotte School of Law was placed on probation and denied federal financial-aid money. Where does the school go from here?

  13. Criminal Justice
    Jim Young / Reuters

    What's Causing Chicago’s Homicide Spike?

    President Trump is vowing to “send in the Feds,” but researchers aren’t convinced they understand the rise, or how to stop it.

  14. Higher Education
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    9 Questions With the Man Who Oversaw Higher Education Under Obama

    Ted Mitchell has some advice for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Education Department.

  15. Criminal Justice
    Associated Press

    President Obama's Last Clemency Push

    A list of the new pardons and commutations from the White House includes Chelsea Manning.

  16. Criminal Justice
    Teresa Crawford / AP

    What the Investigation Into the Chicago Police Department Found

    The year-long inquiry uncovered “systemic” violations of Chicago residents’ civil rights.

  17. Criminal Justice
    Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

    Baltimore Police Agree to Stop Abusing Their Power

    Under a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, the troubled force will employ a variety of measures to protect constitutional rights and correct racial disparities.

  18. Higher Education
    Mead Gruver / AP

    Dozens of For-Profit Colleges Could Soon Close

    A new study offers a look at what happens when schools shutter.

  19. Higher Education
    Mary Altaffer / AP

    The Gaps in New York's Free-College Plan

    Critics worry that the students who need the most help might be among the least likely to receive it.

  20. Higher Education

    How Teachers Learn to Discuss Racism

    Urban-education programs prepare them for imperative contemporary conversations with students.