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students with autism

As diagnoses rise, more colleges add services for students with autism

These few programs serve small numbers, however — and often at a high price

tuition free colleges

How one country with close parallels to the United States has made college free

The experience exposes the risks, rewards of increasingly popular free-tuition programs

second language

What happens when college students discuss lab work in Spanish, philosophy in Chinese or opera in Italian?

A new movement has colleges adding second language sections to English-instructed courses 

black male students

Some evidence for the importance of teaching black culture to black students

A separate class for black boys led to improvements in dropout rates, study finds

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In one country, women now outnumber men in college by two to one

It’s only the most extreme example of a worldwide trend that includes the U.S.

intellectual disabilities

Helping students with intellectual disabilities conquer college

More colleges are opening doors to students with intellectual disabilities and giving them life skills and a ticket to employment, but federal funding for some of these programs runs out next year

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

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