Higher Ed

Why UW-Madison’s plan to become bigger “merit aid” player is bad for U.S. public higher education

As public colleges lure affluent out-of-state students with merit aid, less aid and fewer seats remain for in-state students

Enrollment in online courses rises, but their importance to academic chiefs wanes

Rise in online learning shifts from private for-profit to private nonprofit schools

Volunteer ‘Pushy Moms’ help community college students transfer to four-year schools

They’re veterans of the application process and passing on hard-won wisdom

The devastating impact in the state that’s cut higher education the most

In Louisiana, despite deep cuts, scholarships go mostly to wealthier, white students

Gates Foundation adds its voice to calls for closer scrutiny of colleges

Says a lack of reliable data about success rates hampers efforts for reform

When colleges slash tuition, some students actually pay more

Price cuts get lots of press, but often save students far less than expected


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Rising costs brings new focus on how exactly colleges set their prices

With tuition up, the real reason college costs what it does is under unaccustomed scrutiny

Why Americans should not be coming up with their own solutions to teacher training issues

A look at British Columbia, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore

How one young woman got her education back on track in an unusual NOLA kitchen

Helping troubled youth become self sufficient for their own benefit and the city’s too