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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?

Spotlight swings to for-profit middlemen that may be driving up the cost of online higher education

In hiring companies known as online program managers, universities give up what is often a large share of revenues

student loans

The new low-income big borrower of student loans

New breed of borrowers avoids default but gets into student debt trouble

certificate programs

‘They just saw me as a dollar sign’: How some certificate schools profit from vulnerable students

When government turns a blind eye, for-profit colleges fail to fulfill promise of a fast path to a new career and leave students in debt

Can start-up companies profit off one of the lowest paid professions: home-based child care?

For-profit companies want to fix the country’s child care system by helping low-wage child care workers better run their small businesses

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New York City Schools Chancellor Harold Levy talks on the phone in his office in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y., Thursday, May 11, 2000. Levy, head of the country's largest school system, is pushing music and poetry in a system plagued with rats, guns and crumbling school buildings.

Remembering former NYC Schools Chancellor Harold Levy: A champion for children and a real mensch

Levy did many things in life, but most loved being chancellor

LeMya Vaughn completes an activity on her kindergarten readiness program, UPSTART.

Experts call for an end to online preschool programs

Especially popular in rural areas, preschool programs may expose kids to ‘new risks,’ experts warn

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