Law and policy

The United States Capitol. A House bill to revamp the Higher Education Act has moved out of committee for debate, while the Senate is still discussing reform ideas in committee.

If this bill passes, college affordability would go from bad to worse, experts say

House Republicans’ proposal would cut back loans, tighten repayment options and let for-profit colleges become 100 percent federally funded

OPINION: Why Thomas Jefferson would be proud of Florida’s students

Informed citizenship is the reason we created public schools in America

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 19: Washington, D.C., area students and supporters protest against gun violence with a lie-in outside of the White House on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students give legislators a civics lesson

By engaging in civil disobedience to create change, they are schooling the rest of us

May 12, 2014 - New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina speaks at a public school in Queens, accompanied by Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio. Farina recently announced her retirement.

OPINION: For New York City’s next schools chancellor, four questions and a lesson from Finland

Public consultation and accountability wanted

The Capitol, Washington, D.C.

OPINION: Does the Trump budget proposal force the U.S. to pick winners and losers among its children?

Congress must restore funding for these critical education programs

The dedication ceremony of the LGBTQ Rainbow Freedom Flag at The Stonewall National Monument, marking the first time the LGBTQ Rainbow Flag will be displayed permanently in New York City.

Christian conservatives are trying to turn bigoted policies into higher education law

Discrimination cannot be disguised as religious freedom

A girl at recess runs at the Heart Butte School on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northern Montana. Overshadowed by attention to the challenges faced by nonwhite high school graduates in cities, low-income black, Hispanic and native American students in rural areas are equally unlikely to go on to college.

Economics, culture and distance conspire to keep rural nonwhites from higher educations

Eclipsed by urban counterparts, rural nonwhites go to college at equally low rates


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The Capitol, Washington, D.C.

OPINION: Eliminating the funding that supports educators? That’s no way to cut the federal budget

Impact would reverberate across entire communities

Internet access in schools: E-rate trends and the end of net neutrality

The federal E-rate program has increased classroom internet access, but net neutrality decision could hamper it