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A proposal to change the federal student loan program would result in longer repayment terms, especially for low-income borrowers.
The diversity of the teaching workforce partially depends on how many teachers of color are hired and stay in the profession.
Older borrowers collectively hold $247 billion in outstanding federal student debt.
Should the federal government support local programs that promise to make college “free” as a strategy to boost educational opportunity?
Tuition increases are slowing and average student loan borrowing is declining. So is college getting more affordable?
There may be people doing nearly identical work for nearly identical pay, only some of whom are eligible for PSLF.
Only 38 percent of borrowers in the 1995–1996 cohort have fully repaid their loans without defaulting.
As the higher education system evolves, it continues to faces challenges in access, affordability, quality, and innovation.
Manmeet Kaur describes how the Nittoli Fellowship has supported the mission of her organization City Health Works.
Our new report on a Florida private school choice program complicates the debate surrounding this issue.

From Safety Net to Solid Ground

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From Safety Net to Solid Ground

How will potential changes to federal safety net programs affect the well-being of people striving to cover their basic needs?

Structural Racism in America

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Structural Racism in America

Public policies, institutional practices, and cultural narratives perpetuate our country's racial inequalities. 

Resilience in the Face of Disaster

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Resilience in the Face of Disaster

When disaster strikes, we need inclusive plans grounded in evidence on what works.

Updates from the Urban Institute

Updates from the Urban Institute

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