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Are America’s colleges promoting social mobility?

Economists dig into the data to understand which schools are doing the most to help revive the American Dream

Schools prove soft targets for hackers

Cybersecurity is a growing concern as schools collect an increasing amount of data on students.

High schools push few students with disabilities to consider college

Most students with disabilities can make it to and through college, but are hindered by low expectations.

Is the trauma of training for a school shooter worth it?

Most American students practice "active shooter" drills in school. Less than one in a million of them will need it.

A college degree, or your money back

A growing number of colleges and universities are guaranteeing a job after graduation

Protesters at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in March 2014.

Overwhelmed by student debt, many low-income students drop out

Almost a third of Americans who take out loans to pay for college don’t get a degree.

KIPP players on the sidelines at their game against Sophie B. Wright game.

High school football makes a comeback in New Orleans

Charter schools cut football to win minds. Now to win hearts, they’re bringing it back.

LISTEN: Why most single moms in college don’t finish

In the past decade, the number of single mothers in college has doubled.

In the 2015-16 school year, none of the social studies textbooks listed for use in the state’s fourth grade classroom was published before 2005.

History of civil rights movement gets short shrift in Mississippi classrooms

Despite efforts to require lessons on civil rights, outdated textbooks indicate little has changed

Rural students are the least likely to go to college

They’re being ignored as the nation tries to ramp up degree completion

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