In Brief

As college costs rise, so do the number of administrators

Why the ranks of bureaucrats on campus continue to increase

Children in the Richton School District, about 20 miles east of Hattiesburg, play on outdated playground equipment. Across Mississippi, educators say that years of underfunding have left them with inadequate facilities and few supplies. (Photo: Jackie Mader)

A controversial student funding system could replace Mississippi’s long-neglected spending formula

Here’s what a new way of allocating education money might mean for schools

A possible solution to one college cost problem: free books

Rhode Island plans to encourage use of open educational resources