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College student

Already facing crippling debt and a rocky job market, students in default can't even get access to the grades they've already earned.

Condoleezza Rice

From William Kristol to Condi Rice to Joel Klein, conservatives turn disastrous decisions into fabulous careers. How do they do it?

Campus spies. Pepper spray. SWAT teams. Welcome to Repress U, class of 2012.

Wisconsin protests

The renewal of labor militancy and radical politics is being led by a rising generation with its own rock-and-rap passion.

Gov. Rick Snyder’s ruthless austerity measures have made the state a bleak place to live, work  and go to school.

How can schools be held accountable for children's well-being?

Montana's superintendent of public instruction, a groundbreaking Native American leader, is a strong believer in the power of public education to combat poverty.

The nation's oldest settlement house is closing. Is Jane Addams’s method—having citizens of different socioeconomic classes living among each other—a legacy that we should bring back to life?

School crossing

The new version of the federal education law would further entrench the problems besetting schools that serve poor and minority children.

A case of scientific misconduct at Harvard.

Blogs

Senator Elizabeth Warren has a plan to ease this crisis—and Obama just backed it.

June 9, 2014

A bill introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren would give borrowers a chance to refinance their student loans.

June 9, 2014

Former UC-Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau characterizes words as violent but shrugs his shoulders at the very real violence committed against his own students and faculty.

June 2, 2014

Colleges borrowing great sums from students are focusing on prettying and branding the campus to reflect the commodification of the “college experience,” a vicious cycle resulting in greater student debt.

May 23, 2014

A federal settlement to eliminate the use of seclusion on juvenile offenders is the first of its kind.

May 21, 2014

“They’ve lost before they even walked into that room,” said a Brooklyn English teacher. “They’re already telling themselves, ‘I can’t,’ and they’re stressed. They want to throw up.”

May 21, 2014

To build the university where Bill Clinton will speak this week, laborers are paid less than what was contracted, are refused their own passports and bank cards and sleep a dozen to a room.

May 20, 2014

Across the US, student debt is worst at schools with the highest-paid presidents.

May 19, 2014

Commencement isn’t a debate forum.

May 19, 2014