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A student walks past the Bender Library on the American University campus in Washington, D.C. American is one of 32 colleges and universities with an accelerated program that lets students earn bachelor’s degrees in thee years instead of four, which one management expert has criticized for helping only undergraduates who are already very well prepared.

Critics warn that well-meaning reforms may be lowering the quality of college

Signs emerge that some are cutting corners to produce more graduates more quickly

student loans

What happens when a borrower defaults on student loans

Defaulting on federal student loans can be as bad as it sounds

OPINION: Many student-parents drop out because they don’t have enough time for their schoolwork, research shows

How changes to federal financial aid policies would likely improve their plight

July 11, 2018 - Washington, D.C. - Judge Brett Kavanaugh meets with senators on Capitol Hill ahead of the confirmation hearings for his nomination as associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

STUDENT VOICE: Lost on campus in the Supreme Court’s shuffle?

Vulnerable groups, like DACA and LGBTQ youth, can’t afford to stay silent

The United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

A conservative Supreme Court could threaten the education of immigrant students

When they come for our rights, who will you stand with — and who will stand with you?

North Carolina's attorney general shut down the Charlotte School of Law before it was scheduled to open this past fall.

As feds pull back, states step in to regulate for-profit colleges and universities

Securities filings show an industry increasingly vexed about state oversight, enforcement

The line between Texas and Arkansas in front of the bi-state federal building, which straddles both. Texas A&M University at Texarkana has one of the lowest retention rates of public higher-education institutions; 55 percent who started in 2012 were gone by 2016.

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

New data show little progress in retaining students, despite efforts to plug the leak

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Teachers continue their strike at the state capitol on April 9, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Thousands of teachers and supporters continue to rally at the state Capitol as Oklahoma becomes the latest state to be plagued by teacher strife. Teachers are walking off the job after a $6,100 pay raise was rushed through the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you don’t work over the weekend, thank a union

The Janus Supreme Court ruling is bad news for all of us

OPINION: Loss of top centrist judge will hit higher ed hard

Kennedy’s Supreme Court replacement will likely part company on affirmative action

OPINION: What Supreme Court Justice Kennedy’s retirement means for K-12 and race

Did public school diversity plans just get ready to die?

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