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

Betsy DeVos appears before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions for her a January confirmation hearing.

Gouged by for-profit schools, students could soon be out of luck

Education Secretary DeVos criticized over lack of protections, loan forgiveness

Students at a village school gather for a performance.

Coding, crafts and free sanitary napkins lure India’s girls to school

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

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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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