Investigations

Like their students, colleges are vastly increasing the amount they borrow

Hoping to boost enrollments with new features, institutions take on billions in debt

How the federal government abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education decision

It’s illegal to run schools designed to keep out black students, but the Department of Justice is letting districts get away with it

Golden parachutes for public college presidents burden already thin budgets

Even presidents who leave their campuses awash in red ink walk away with big payouts

Many schools could beam the internet into students’ homes — if the bandwidth hadn’t already been sold to businesses

Frequencies long ago set aside for education—but since gobbled up by business—could help close the “homework gap.”

How scholarship websites sell students’ information to colleges and publishers

The tradeoff, companies say? Those students could win money to pay for college

From the archives: Already languishing in red tape, refugee students now may be barred altogether from U.S.

Even without new restrictions, very few in this “lost generation” will ever get to study here

Protecting Or policing?

School-based police officers are paid to protect our kids. But sometimes they do more harm than good

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Where are the missing child care directors?

Investigation finds child care center directors, responsible for oversight, are frequently absent

Eligible for job and college aid, half of Tennesseans with disabilities get nothing

State officials relinquish millions of dollars that could fix the problems

Refugee students languish in red tape as they seek to resume their educations

Many in this “lost generation” want to come to the US, but only a very few make it

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