House passes “simple” solution that would prevent the Stafford student loan interest rates from doubling in July, but at what cost to the millions of low- to middle-income students and families that depend on the federal loans?
Posted Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Naima Ramos-Chapman
The Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) vote today approved a new resolution, and the organization will now allow for openly gay scouts, but there is a caveat.
Posted Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Anya Callahan
Student debt is intrinsically connected to the U.S. economy, and Congress’ decisions on how to handle both current and future debt will have far reaching effects.
Posted Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Lydia Fiser
Student loan debt makes medical school an even more burdensome commitment and jeopardizes the future of health care in the U.S.
Posted Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Molly Savard
The dreams of millions of undocumented citizens may be steps closer to being met after the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a measure late Tuesday evening that will allow a bipartisan immigration reform bill to head to the floor of the Senate in June.
Posted Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Anna Perina
See the real numbers behind deportations, government spending and undocumented criminal activity.
Posted Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Candice Bernd
In our continuing series on consent-based education, we highlight ways it’s presented to children and how high school teachers navigate literature that references sexuality.
Posted Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Pauline Holdsworth
A statement released by the administration calls House Republican John Kline’s student loan bill the “wrong approach.”
Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by Naima Ramos-Chapman
This week, the streets of Washington, DC were full of people who’d had enough.
Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by Emily Crockett
Yale University faces a fine of $165,000 for multiple violations of the Clery Act, while Occidental College has become the subject of a DOE Office of Civil Rights investigation.
Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by Jenn Nowicki
Under the Affordable Care Act, health care plans will include benefits such as prescription drugs, maternity care, and mental-health care, which most nongroup plans exclude today.
Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by Maura Calsyn and Lindsay Rosenthal
You don’t always have to give up one part of you to keep the other.
State spending on colleges and universities has dropped off sharply in recent years. Most people blame the Great Recession and its effect on state budgets for this decline, but this misses the larger story.
Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Reprints by David Madland and Nick Bunker
A new short film shows that student debt is scary—horror film scary.
According to some lawmakers, students should be the ones to bear the brunt of the government’s budget crisis.
Posted Monday, May 20, 2013 by Emma Weinstein-Levey
And how it will impact you…
Posted Monday, May 20, 2013 by Naima Ramos-Chapman
Housing cooperatives aim to put students in the driver’s seat.
Posted Monday, May 20, 2013 by Chris Lewis
The Hulu Exlusive show features an all-Latino cast, and it’s working with sexual health and Latino advocacy organizations to further a conversation about sex education and young motherhood.
Posted Monday, May 20, 2013 by Pauline Holdsworth
National Women’s Liberation organized actions across the country last week to push for universal, over-the-counter availability of Plan B.
The public is not generally aware that rates of gun homicide have fallen, but their interest in high-profile massacres may be justified by new criminological research.
Posted Friday, May 17, 2013 by Jon Christian