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The “ban the box” movement is designed to open opportunities to the tens of millions of Americans with some kind of criminal record. (Image credit: Alex Williamson/Getty Images)
A program meant to reward people who take public service jobs for 10 years by erasing their student debts is riddled with problems, a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau concludes.
People who default on their student loans could hear from a private debt collector. The government turns to collection agencies to get payments out of people who often don’t work and can’t have their wages or tax returns garnished.
My parents sacrificed everything for my safety and education. It was only fitting they share the stage with me at graduation.
One of the nation’s most divided urban districts is a leader in trying to draw white and college-educated families back to public schools.
The University of Saskatchewan is leading the way in a national charge to make amends for treatment of aboriginal children.
Positive Tomorrows in Oklahoma City addresses education and other basic needs for homeless students and their families. (Image credit: Katie Hayes Luke for NPR)
There are hundreds of kids who are U.S. citizens but live in Mexico. Every day they walk across the border to go to school in California. (Image credit: Jonathan Levinson for NPR)
A potential weakening of campus civil rights enforcement, a big transition at Harvard and more in our weekly roundup. (Image credit: Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty Images)
After a professor objected to a racial-awareness event, the protests against him were widely shared online, prompting threats against him and the college.