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Did the Government Just Put Your Career College on Alert?

Vocational programs must prove their training is affordable and that it leads to well paying jobs.

Black Women Still Have Not Recovered From the Recession

Angie Stackhouse worked as a pharmacist, a loan officer, as a volunteer at homeless organizations and mostly as an electrician in Maryland, making $12.50 an hour. She's worked ...

Do Students of Color Need Leaders Who Look Like Them?

More than half of American public school students are children of color. Some argue that those running the schools should reflect the student body.

Healthier School Menus Pose Challenges at Some Schools

Thanks to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, which the first lady helped pass, critics say they can't get kids to eat healthier.    

Are Conscientious Student-Loan Defaulters a Threat?

Some think defaulting on student loans might be the new draft card burning, and could force the government to address rising tuition and $1.2 trillion in student debt.

Pope’s Green Crusade will Enlist Schoolchildren

Catholic schools already are planning to incorporate the pope's call to action into their curricula.

'Marrying Down' Costs Educated Women $25K a Year

A new theory posits that a less educated husband can spell financial ruin for educated women, especially Black women.

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