Education

Republicans want to shut down poverty research in North Carolina

A panel appointed by the Republican state legislature takes aim at research and advocacy for the poor.

This may be the way to eliminate the biases white students don’t even know they have​

Researchers have found a way to break down the barriers white people don't even know they have

Why Teach for America is suddenly having trouble recruiting college students

After years of expanding interest in the program, applications from prospective teachers declined by 12 percent last year.

Lowering student debt payments is costing taxpayers billions of dollars

Use of so-called income-driven plans could cost $22 billion more than the government expected, raising concerns about the sustainability of a cornerstone of the Obama administration's education policy.

Why conservatives should get behind Obama’s push for universal Pre-K

It's one of the most efficient places to put our money.

Black teens who commit a few crimes go to jail as often as white teens who commit dozens

How the rise in juvenile detention disproportionately affected black teens.

Here’s what you need to know about Obama’s new plan to help families afford college

For one, he wants to strip away tax benefits of 529 savings plans.

When public schools get more money, students do better

Improving public education isn't as simple as throwing money at the problem -- but money does help.

A new bill could mark the beginning of the end of the Common Core

The legislation would devolve more authority to state officials, who could decide to go their separate ways.

If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again

It's an age old question, but with new evidence.

There’s a big catch in Obama’s plan for free community college

Books, transportation and housing costs could easily run a student a few thousand dollars a semester. None of which is covered by Obama's plan.

You really don’t need to apply to that many colleges. Just stop

Seniors in high school are wasting their time applying to dozens of selective colleges. Playing the odds will save you some work.

A primer on the divisive issue that may cost Jeb Bush the Republican nomination: Common Core

The Common Core standards divide Jeb Bush from the rest of the likely Republican field.

Private colleges are a waste of money for white, middle class kids

Students who come from disadvantaged families might benefit from attending a more exclusive school, but others typically do not.

Colleges are cutting deals with Wall Street to steer students into debit cards

While colleges have moved away from credit card agreements, they have inked more deals to market debit and prepaid cards that are not subject to the restrictions of the CARD Act.

Most college students literally have no idea how much they’re paying to go to school

A majority of them underestimate their student loan burdens by a significant amount.

Congress cuts federal financial aid for needy students

The measure, championed by Senate Democrats, would cut Pell Grants in order to free up money to pay companies that collect student loans on behalf of the Department of Education.

Virginia wants to force universities to report every rape to the police. That won’t address U-Va.’s real problem.

Requiring colleges to notify police about rapes could discourage victims from reporting abusers to campus authorities.

Why so many students are spending six years getting a college degree

Colleges have added too many unnecessary degree requirements and remedial courses that keep students in school for much longer than needed, according to a new report.

Why couples move for a man’s job, but not a woman’s

A new study offers a different take on the "trailing spouse," namely women who move to accommodate their husband's career.

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