No longer counting who’s poor in school

More than 6 million students -- not all of them poor -- are qualifying for free lunch

Five studies find online courses are not working well at community colleges

Newest California study finds students are 11% less likely to pass an online version of the same class.

How fixing a parent loan program hurt black students

Universities and colleges each lost between 3 and 100 black students

Room and Board charges rising faster than inflation

40 schools raised room and board charges by 50% or more

Early assessment of Common Core standards shows small gains

Both reading and math scores rose more in states that were early and strong adopters of new standards, Brookings study finds

Newer studies say online instruction neither harms nor benefits the average university student

But growing body of evidence that lower achieving students are harmed


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The student debt crisis may be largely about the smallest borrowers

Those with $2,000 in total debt are in the most distress

Could it be that the teaching profession isn’t pink enough?

Two studies say more women would study math and science in college if there were more female math and science teachers in high school

Location, location, location: Are top universities too far away from low-income high school graduates?

Community college students transfer to the closest four-year college, not the best