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The White House’s plan to give students and parents more choice might increase the federal government’s role in education at the expense of state and local control.
A bipartisan proposal to allow employers to help pay off employees’ student loans would do nothing to help those who are struggling to repay their loans.
Since 1968, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has collected data to ensure all students can access a quality education.
The late Hans Rosling’s knack for presenting new information in relatable and humorous ways can be an important lesson for modern researchers.
The new education secretary's positions on K–12 education provide clues about how she might work with Congress to change higher education.
We should not conflate alleged corruption among companies that service student loans with a student loan “crisis.”
In her confirmation hearing, education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos faced questions on whether student performance is best measured by proficiency or growth.
If the President-elect's nominee for education secretary seeks to expand charter schools, we must understand how these schools' growth affects students and their communities.
Three recently developed online tools highlight the trade-offs inherent in trying to bring program-level earnings data to life for potential students.
Governor Cuomo has proposed only covering the difference between tuition and students’ existing aid, meaning those who currently get the most aid benefit least from the proposal.

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