education

Total U.S. student loan debt is more than five times higher than it was in 2013 and the average loan per borrower has nearly tripled. Who are these borrowers and will they repay?
Paul Ausick
Residents of every state have at least one aspect of their home they can brag about, but also one they would probably rather forget. Minnesota state residents may gloat about the state’s extremely...
Michael B. Sauter, John Harrington
More high school students in the class of 2019 took the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) than last year. However, overall scores were down.
Colman Andrews
Americans are particularly pleased with the education systems and opportunities that the country offers. That figure reached a 15-year high this year.
Douglas A. McIntyre
Some 44 million Americans share $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. The burdens and effects of this debt fall harder on people of color. Can student debt forgiveness help overcome the inequities?
Paul Ausick
One frequent criticism of the U.S. school system, particularly public schools, is that teachers are paid less than people in many other professions. New research shows some teachers cannot make ends...
Douglas A. McIntyre
An MBA is one of the most expensive degrees a person can pursue after graduating from college. Is the cost worth it? It depends on whom you ask.
Paul Ausick
A new OECD report on skills development focuses on the need to ensure that adults have the digital skills they need to thrive in the years ahead. The United States scores well in some respects and...
Paul Ausick
More U.S. teachers are taking on second jobs not just to supplement their incomes, but to make ends meet.
Paul Ausick
Among the things lost in the admissions scandal involving parents who paid money under the table to get their children into elite schools is that college is not that hard to get into.
Douglas A. McIntyre
Where does a scandal like the one that has thrown the nation's focus onto college admission start? Almost certainly, when families see how nearly impossible it is to get into the world's most elite...
Douglas A. McIntyre
Hercules Capital Inc. (NYSE: HTGC) saw its shares trade down sharply on Tuesday, but it’s not based on earnings or any other traditional metrics that you might have expected. Tuesday’s...
Jon C. Ogg
A new study of the endowments of the top colleges and universities in America puts Harvard's endowment at more than $38 billion, well ahead of any other educational institution.
Douglas A. McIntyre
Rising student loan debt has prevented about a fifth of young Americans from purchasing homes.
Paul Ausick
Teachers at the Los Angeles Unified School District, one of the largest in the nation, have gone on strike to protest what they claim are classes with too many students.
Douglas A. McIntyre