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A statue of George Mason on George Mason University's Fairfax campus in Fairfax, Virginia. The university offers digital badges rather than degrees or certificates for the completion of some courses.

As students flock to credentials other than degrees, quality-control concerns grow

Policymakers try to bring consistency to what “microcredentials” actually mean

Momentum builds for career-focused P-TECH schools

Since the first school opened in Brooklyn in 2011, more than 100 others have followed

Jackie Brenner, 18, practicing yoga in the yard of a family friend’s home in Bryn Mawr, Pa., in July. Through her nonprofit, Piece of Peace, she teaches others how to live healthy lives.

Back to school ideas for preschool thru college — and teachers too

Jackie Brenner, 18, practicing yoga in the yard of a family friend’s home in Bryn Mawr, Pa., in July. Through her nonprofit, Piece of Peace, she teaches others…

How one summer program is trying to get more Mississippi teens to college

From ACT prep to tuition funding, Camp College helps teens get ready for higher ed

race and college admission

Facts about race and college admission

Political winds may shift, but racial factors in college success statistics don’t

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Elycea Almodovar, a junior at Salem State University, right, walks on campus with her roommate, Sabrina Ornae, a junior. Almodovar was drawn to the school because of its diversity.

More Hispanics are going to college. The bad news? They’re still behind

But the proportion of Hispanics earning degrees lags the proportion of whites

Oil references are everywhere at Williston State College, at the heart of North Dakota’s Bakken oilfield.

For rural colleges, good vocational teachers are hard to find

A national shortage hits remote colleges often responsible for keeping their towns afloat

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