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Can Massachusetts support four public universities?

Massachusetts is a national leader when it comes to education, but its public colleges have long been treated as second-class institutions, operating in the shadows of top-notch private schools. Declining…

The new SAT lands, just as more colleges go test-optional

The College Board says it changed The Big Test to better predict who is college ready but more than 200 colleges decided grades can do the job

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in affirmative action case

Abigail Fisher, who challenged the use of race in college admissions, walks with lawyers Edward Blum, left, and Bert Rein, rear, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday,…

Amid March Madness, Americans express concern about college sports spending

Sixteen men’s basketball teams are still alive in the N.C.A.A. March Madness tournament, including No. 7 Wichita State which knocked off No. 2 Kansas over the weekend. Today March Madness…

Graduates face tough transition to adulthood

WGBH Three years ago, sociologists Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa found that college students learn little while in school. Their book, Academically Adrift, shocked the academy and provoked…

HBX features interactive video lessons and the ability to converse and connect with other students.

Harvard launches its first online business school

On Campus One of the world’s most prestigious business schools is going digital. After much anticipation, Harvard Business School is launching its first online learning…

In Massachusetts, top-performing schools phase in Common Core with reservations

Part one of a two-part series on the Common Core standards, focusing on a high-performing school in a Boston suburb. (Read the second piece in the series.)…

Basic Black: Exploring slavery and Ivy League schools

On Campus White flight from city centers to better neighborhood schools has finally reached America’s ivy-covered college campuses. That was the finding of a recent report from Georgetown’s…

Harvard and MIT’s EdX moves to increase higher ed access in Arab world

On Campus It’s not very often the Queen of Jordan comes to Boston, but she was here last month to announce a new education partnership with Harvard and…