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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

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

Is the college degree outdated?

How small-bite credentials may trump college learning

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