Higher Ed

How free college tuition in one country exposes unexpected pros and cons

Germany’s recent shift to making higher education free has brought surprises

Donald Trump says one university spent $150 million a year complying with government red tape

Reporting by The Hechinger Report revealed that this is, at best, a huge exaggeration

To increase teacher diversity, ignore selectivity of teacher education programs?

Federal government says it will focus on outcomes instead; critic says it’s an insult to black and Latino teachers

For-profit colleges stay quietly on offense

Money to Congress and for lobbying continues to flow

University bureaucracies grew 15 percent during the recession, even as budgets were cut and tuition increased

But numbers also show some are centralizing services, which could save money


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Defending the liberal arts: How my students took the higher-learning plunge, from the banks of the St. Lawrence

Students at St. Lawrence University explore the terrain. Photo: St. Lawrence University/Tara Freeman I watched my students wade hundreds of yards into the St. Lawrence River…

College completion failures must be tackled in tandem with costs, report says

The Education Trust scolds federal, state governments for separating two related issues

Why more black students are enrolling in historically black colleges

In the era of Black Lives Matter, some students feel safer on majority-black campuses