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If Montana’s higher education property tax levy fails, “A lot of students aren’t going to be able to keep going to college,” says Kelly Armington, a University of Montana freshman majoring in communication studies.

Montana vote becomes a national referendum on public confidence in higher ed

A one-of-a-kind ballot question could be a bellwether of sentiment toward academia

Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Dickinson is among a growing number of colleges and universities that involve their faculty in watching for problems that could derail students — something not traditionally considered their role.

At a growing number of colleges, faculty get a new role: spotting troubled students

On most campuses, however, ensuring students succeed is still not considered part of the job

Poverty, Perseverance and a PhD

An elite university helped her climb but changing class can be a lonely journey.

Black students default on college loans at a higher rate than others, study finds

Consequences can be severe for those who default

What do college students learn

As students return to college, a basic question persists: What are they learning?

Despite years of demands, consumers know little about how and how much students learn

One solution for boosting Latino graduation rates

A new initiative aims to increase the number of older, Latino student graduates

Keith Murphy, recovery counselor, and Lisa Laitman, director of the Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program, speaking with a resident of the Rutgers University Recovery House.

A new challenge for colleges: opioid-addicted students

Driven by deaths or state pressure, institutions are opening “recovery houses”

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OPINION: Here’s a novel way to keep students in college: good teaching

Instructional practices that make the grade

Grinnell College, halfway between Des Moines and Iowa City. First-year students here attend a mandatory career advising program before their classes even start.

Colleges welcome first-year students by getting them thinking about jobs

Increasingly judged on graduates’ success, some start career advising very, very early

Old Idea, New Economy: Rediscovering Apprenticeships

You might think apprenticeships are a relic from an earlier era, but a growing number of Americans are using them as a way into the middle class. South Carolina has…

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