Divided We Learn

Once the way up the socioeconomic ladder in America, higher education may now be deepening the divisions. First-generation, low-income students disproportionately wind up at campuses with the fewest resources; their wealthier counterparts, at the best. And, contradicting public promises, universities are raising their net prices faster for low-income than higher-income students. See all our Special Reports

Students at a village school gather for a performance.

India tries coding camps, craft centers and all-girls schools to fight illiteracy

Trying to get, and keep, India’s girls in school

TEACHER VOICE: Like the students I’ve taught, I’m one of 800,000 DACA stories

Sharing the struggles, successes and failures

When Dustin Gordon arrived at the University of Iowa, he found himself taking lecture classes with more people in them than his entire hometown of Sharpsburg, Iowa, population 89.

The high school grads least likely in America to go to college? Rural ones

Fewer than one in five rural adults aged 25 and older have college degrees, federal data show

First-generation students at University of California, Davis.

OPINION: UC Davis to first-gen students: “You belong here”

Across California’s university system, faculty are sharing their stories

Number of single moms in college doubled in 12 years, so why aren’t they graduating?

Report shines a light on additional racial inequities

New documentary explores ‘the digital divide’

Filmmaker Rory Kennedy focuses on the causes and consequences of unequal digital access

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Juan Belman, age 24, 2017 graduate of University of Texas at Austin.

STUDENT VOICES: DACA students worry about ‘really tough times’ ahead

‘We don’t know where our futures are going,’ as Washington debates whether to continue program for undocumented immigrant children

Nonwhite students slow to seek mental health counseling for which they’re more in need

Resistance to getting help is contributing to low college graduation rates for some, say experts

After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

California budgets millions to rebrand long-disparaged vocational education

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