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Why falling demand for college hasn’t brought down sticker prices

A Planet Money podcast about the market-defying logic behind college costs

What do at-risk students, English language learners and adult college students have in common?

Technology is increasingly helping these nontraditional students achieve

Freshmen Helen “Ellie” Clark and Noah Stevens have class in the machine shop.

What does it take to make it to today’s middle class?

Not sure if you're middle class? Feeling like you're falling out of the middle class? Tell us your story. Or just take our quiz and test your knowledge.

Teacher pay by state

These are the median salaries for high school teachers in each state

Even though more than half of Mississippi’s public high school graduates in 2015 were African American, they only made up 10 percent of that fall’s freshman class at the University of Mississippi.

Disparities at state flagships

An interactive look at how many African-American and Latino high schoolers make it to their state's main college or university

Chart: How much university endowments rose in 2017

Many of the largest are bracing for the 1.4% tax on some endowments that passed in the GOP bill

READERS REACT: “I made it” through college despite “working, dressing poorly, bad shoes, etc.”

This month’s letters to the editor discuss the impact of cuts to federal school aid, the phenomenon of richer students earning better grades and the advisability of preschoolers using computers

Analysis: Trump’s Justice Dept moves to protect whites in college admissions

Hechinger reporters weigh in on the news with history, case law and research

READERS REACT: Should vets get college credit for experience?

This month’s letters to the editor discuss college credit for military experience, the racial achievement gap and special treatment for learning disabilities

PODCAST: How will Trump’s budget proposal impact food access for kids?

Cuts to programs that serve kids have families, educators concerned