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Rural students are the least likely to go to college

They’re being ignored as the nation tries to ramp up degree completion

Client Paul Chirico of Los Angeles works with tax preparer Erika Arbulante to see how the Affordable Care Act, ACA, will impact his tax returns at H&R Block on January 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Apprenticeships could provide a path to the middle class for millions of workers, new study says

The workforce programs could spread to more than 70 well-paid occupations

San Quentin inmate Anthony Anderson holds the essay he wrote, addressing future students in the program's English classes.

What does college look like in prison?

Educational courses in prison can lower recidivism rates

In this 2013 photo, Shannan Van Houten, a physician assistant, gives medical care to a patient at Golden Valley Health Center, CareNow, in Modesto, California. Physician assistant is a fast-growing and well-paid profession that is expected to add an estimated 39,700 jobs over the next decade.

Without changes in education, the future of work will leave more people behind

New Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows big employment gains in health care, social aid

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

New research questions the value of certificates pushed by colleges, policymakers

Studies suggest these popular credentials often don’t improve job prospects or pay

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

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Josh Caouette, a graduate student at Simmons College, crams for a test. Caouette is resigned to the cost of his degree. “If it’s helping others, that’s fine by me. I mean, I have to do it either way.”

In-demand graduate programs become a cash cow for colleges in financial distress

Some graduate students decry the strategy, but they’re “where the money is”

PODCAST: How colleges and universities are acknowledging their slaveholding pasts

A 63-year-old descendant of slaves sold to save Georgetown University will be a member of this year's freshman class

Trump’s budget axes campus-based childcare for low-income students

Parents enrolled in college would lose a childcare program aimed at helping them graduate under Trump budget

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