Using the Higher Education Act to spur change to K-12 education

The Higher Education Act does not govern K–12 education, but it does affect teacher preparation programs.

Are research universities our best tool against rising inequality?

Rebecca Blank explains how research universities are key to broadening the benefits of economic growth.

Which borrowers should be exempt from making payments on student loans?

Policymakers are divided on how much student loan borrowers should pay, and for how long, based on their income.

Do New York City’s school attendance boundaries encourage racial and ethnic segregation?

New York City’s new school chancellor Richard Carranza has vowed to enact policies that will alleviate school segregation.

DeVos misrepresents the evidence in seeking gainful employment deregulation

Gainful employment regulations protect students from exploitation by institutions that do not provide meaningful educational opportunities.

States are looking beyond the juvenile justice system to address school truancy

In crafting truancy policies, some states are acknowledging barriers to attending school and finding promising alternatives to punishment.

The need for clear-eyed policymaking on student loan defaults

New evidence reveals characteristics of borrowers who default on their student loans and the consequences of defaulting.

Working toward diversity: Set-aside plans in New York City public schools

Pilot schools in New York City created "set-asides" that reserved seats for certain groups of students.

40 years after the Bakke decision, what's the future of affirmative action in college admissions?

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement means that the days of considering race in college admissions are likely limited.

Graduate students are taking on less debt, but some groups still borrow disproportionately

Average annual borrowing is about three times as high for graduate students as for undergraduates.