Divided We Learn

Once the way up the socioeconomic ladder in America, higher education may now be deepening the divisions. First-generation, low-income students disproportionately wind up at campuses with the fewest resources; their wealthier counterparts, at the best. And, contradicting public promises, universities are raising their net prices faster for low-income than higher-income students.

One surprising barrier to college success: Dense higher education lingo

Some efforts are beginning to translate complex academic jargon into plain language

Kristie Kolesnikov, in red, spent 10 years getting her bachelor’s degrees at six different institutions. The mother of two can’t even keep track of how many credits she lost every time she changed majors or transferred. Now she’s working toward a master’s degree.

Universities that are recruiting older students often leave them floundering

Students 25 and older juggle jobs, kids and bills without support many say they need

OPINION: ‘Tests may not be biased, but the system is’

Stuyvesant High School's acceptance of seven black students for its 895 spots proves that it's time to take action

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Just 13 percent of child care assistance goes to student parents

States control who gets federally supported child care assistance and few prioritize parents pursuing education or training

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Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities

Parents say it’s often impossible to find schools to educate bright kids who have disabilities. Now some are fighting to change that

Teachers go to school on racial bias

Boston-area schools are leading a shift toward culturally responsive teaching. Educators say the resulting conversations about race are difficult, uncomfortable — and absolutely necessary

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In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

One big obstacle: a university entrance exam few mainland admission offices accept

Successfully replicating the Meyerhoff STEM scholars program

Study shows two universities have begun to match UMBC’s model of STEM achievement

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