Legacy Topic: Education
Here's what's driving increasing college enrollment
New data from the Labor Department show more high school graduates enrolled in college last year than in 2017. Nearly 69 percent of 2018 high school graduates went to college, compared to 67 percent the year before. College enrollment has steadily risen over the last decade or so. Click the audio player above to hear […]
These college students will soon discover what living with debt is like
The average borrower will owe about $30,000 on student loans at graduation, which may delay homebuying or saving for retirement.
Nashville bans schools from online fundraising
In Nashville, the school district has put a ban on online fundraising for classrooms.
Study says support for school principals leads to better test scores
The report is based on a program of investment in 1,100 principals.
Trump calls for more economic outcomes data
President Trump signed an executive order Thursday calling for more protections of campus free speech and comprehensive publication of data about students’ post-graduation economic outcomes.
White House proposes caps on federal student loan borrowing
As college tuition and student debt continue to rise, the White House is proposing reforms to student loan policy.
Will the college admissions scandal make the process more transparent?
Elite schools have their choice of applicants and reveal little about how those choices are made.
Wealthy families already have legal ways of gaming college admissions
Let's not forget the options that don't carry jail sentences.
Scandal sheds light on murky world of college admissions
Some are calling it the biggest college admissions cheating scandal in history. Federal prosecutors allege that more than 30 wealthy parents paid college coaches and test administrators to boost their kids’ chances of getting into elite schools. The scandal is shedding new light on the notoriously murky world of college admissions, where the rich have […]
DeVos proposes $5B in tax credits for scholarship donations
The proposal is controversial.