Student Loan Borrowers Got the Debt, but Not the Degree

Millions took out student loans for programs they did not complete. For some, debt cancellation would be life-changing. For others, it would hardly make a dent.

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College Enrollment Drops, Even as the Pandemic’s Effects Ebb

A generation of students may be weighing the value of college versus its cost, questioning whether college is still the ticket to the middle class.

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Four-Year College Degree Requirements in Hiring Are Slowly Easing

New research finds companies are starting to rely less on the college filter in hiring. But it remains an obstacle to opportunity for many.

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Censure of Politician Did Not Violate First Amendment, Supreme Court Rules

A verbal reprimand, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch wrote for a unanimous court, is itself a form of free speech.

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Mitch McConnell Is Not Our Valentine

And then there’s Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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Let’s All Sweat Student Debt

Flick that pen, Joe.

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Free Community College Won’t Be in Spending Bill, Jill Biden to Say

In a speech on Monday, the first lady will acknowledge that her signature legislative initiative is “no longer” in the Democrats’ spending bill.

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College Enrollment Dropped Again in Fall 2021, Despite Vaccines

Total undergraduate enrollment has dropped by about 1.2 million students since the fall of 2019, researchers say.

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How to Go From Homelessness to Venture Capital

Training programs like Year Up can rescue people like Fred Mutsinzi — but they aren’t cheap.

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The First Bitcoin-Related Fund Makes Its Stock Market Debut

What does it mean now that cryptocurrency has joined proper society?

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After Dropping Free Community College Plan, Democrats Explore Options

Expanded tuition assistance remains an option for the budget bill, but how much it would help students — and economic competitiveness — remains to be seen.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #democratic-party, #pell-grants

Joe Manchin Should Stop Talking About ‘Entitlement’

And the left should start. 

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Why the SAT May be the Best Option

As long as schools brag about their low admission rates, campus diversity initiatives will always be about tweaking around the edges.

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Men Fall Behind in College Enrollment. Women Still Play Catch-Up at Work.

Women are overrepresented in low-paying professions that require college credentials.

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Jill Biden Returns to In-Person Teaching

Sending the first lady back into the classroom puts weight behind President Biden’s promise that his administration can get students safely back into in-person learning this fall.

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Over 60,000 Fake Applications Submitted in Student Aid Scheme, California Says

It was unclear how much money, if any, was disbursed to the suspicious students. The federal Education Department said it was investigating the suspected fraud.

#california, #colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #financial-aid-education

Verda Tetteh Won a $40,000 Scholarship Then Asked That it Go To Someone With More Need

Verda Tetteh, 17, was awarded the scholarship during the graduation ceremony at her Massachusetts high school. Moments later, she returned it and said it should go to a student who needed it more.

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Community College Should Be More Than Just Free

For Biden’s community college plan to work, students are going to need a holistic system of support, not just free tuition.

#colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #dropouts, #graduation-rates, #income, #tuition, #united-states

Biden Directs Education Funding to Community Colleges, a Key Lifeline

President Biden’s proposal calls for community college to be free for all Americans, which may relieve some of the burdens saddling low-income and working-class college students.

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The Biden Plan for Free Community College Has a Big Challenge

A federal solution has to account for states that vary widely in how much they charge for tuition.

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Biden $1.8 Trillion Plan: Child Care, Student Aid and More

The proposed American Families Plan would expand access to education and child care. It would be financed partly through higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans.

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The Pandemic Hit the Working Class Hard. The Colleges That Serve Them Are Hurting, Too.

The community colleges largely serving low-income, Black and Latino students are reeling, and experts worry that inequality in education will increase.

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Don’t Fear the Robots, and Other Lessons From a Study of the Digital Economy

A task force assembled by M.I.T. examined how technology has changed, and will change, the work force.

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No Home, No Wi-Fi: Pandemic Adds to Strain on Poor College Students

Some low-income students have dropped out, and there are growing concerns about hunger and homelessness.

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The United States Is Reopening Many of the Wrong Schools

When it is safe enough to return to school, young children would benefit the most. Yet financial pressures are pushing colleges to reopen most rapidly, an economist says.

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‘Last Chance U’ Travels to Oakland, Just Like the Players

For its final season about junior college football, the Netflix series looks at a commuter college in a gentrifying city where many of the players can’t afford to live.

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Dear Liberal Arts Students, You Haven’t Been Robbed

The world needs you. Here’s your chance.

#colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings

Professor Who Asked Student to ‘Anglicize’ Her Name Is Put on Leave

Matthew Hubbard, a mathematics professor in Oakland, Calif., said his emails to Phuc Bui Diem Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American college freshman, were both a “mistake” and “offensive.”

#asian-americans, #community-colleges, #discrimination, #hubbard-matthew-l, #laney-college, #nguyen-phuc-bui-diem, #oakland-calif

A Deal to Save Medicaid, the Unemployed and State Budgets

The tradeoff: full federal funding for expanded Medicaid and unemployment aid, while states fund early childhood programs and infrastructure.

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