Higher Ed

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OPINION: Understanding college admissions letters is hard enough, but what if English isn’t your first language?

Recognizing — and meeting — the needs of multilingual students and families

Impact funds pour money into ed tech businesses

Will tracking outcomes such as student engagement and school climate be helpful?

Student loan default rates inch down as for-profit sector contracts

Rise in income-based repayment plans masks distress that default rates used to reveal

New routes to success in learning are popping up around the country

A sampling of Hechinger reporting for The New York Times’s Learning section

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

Many schools are trying strategies from the business world to stay afloat

Questioning their fairness, a record number of colleges stop requiring the SAT and ACT

Results are mixed, but suggest that making these tests optional is improving diversity on campus

Students for Fair Admissions vs Harvard

Making elite colleges white again

Suing to eliminate consideration of race in college admissions undoes decades of progress


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Harvard critic finds white jocks and rich kids get preferential treatment in admissions

Economist estimates that three-fourths of white students who are athletes, legacies, big donors or faculty children would have been rejected

OPINION: A boon for colleges and wealthy families, ‘early decision’ is unfair — and here to stay

Move by the National Association for College Admission Counseling makes elimination of binding agreements unlikely

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Will colleges with sky-high default rates face consequences?

New federal data reveals schools where more than half of students default on their loans. Will the government take action?