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What is public service loan forgiveness? And how do I qualify to get it?
Robert Kelchen, Seton Hall University The first group of borrowers who tried to get Public Service Loan Forgiveness – a George W. Bush-era program meant....

Teaching students how to dissent is part of democracy
Sarah Stitzlein, University of Cincinnati In scenes unprecedented in previous school shootings, the past few weeks have been marked by students taking to the....

You're not going to get accepted into a top university on merit alone
Natasha Warikoo, Harvard University After weeks of negotiation, Harvard University recently agreed to provide the Department of Justice access to its admissions....

Betsy DeVos has little to show after 2 years in office
Dustin Hornbeck, Miami University Despite widespread fear that U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos would dismantle the public system of education, she has failed....

5 things to know about Fabiano Caruana and his quest to become world chess champion
Daaim Shabazz, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University When Bobby Fischer became the first American-born world chess champion in 1972, it spurred a....

Test prep is a rite of passage for many Asian-Americans
Julie J. Park, University of Maryland When ACT released its latest test scores this past October, the results showed that average scores took a dip for every....

1 in 5 college students have anxiety or depression. Here's why
David Rosenberg, Wayne State University Many of us think of college as a wondrous time of new experiences and great freedom to explore new ideas and find one’s....

More colleges than ever have test-optional admissions policies — and that's a good thing
Joseph Soares, Wake Forest University Back in the 1980s, Bates College and Bowdoin College were nearly the only liberal arts colleges not to require applicants....

Where are the voices of indigenous peoples in the Thanksgiving story?
Sarah B Shear, Pennsylvania State University Thanksgiving is an important time, when schools teach the story of who we are and where we come from as a nation. My....

Why double-majors might beat you out of a job
Matthew J. Mayhew, The Ohio State University and Benjamin S. Selznick, James Madison University Two college majors are better than one. That is the conclusion....

College students with disabilities are too often excluded
Christa Bialka, Villanova University AnnCatherine Heigl, a sophomore at George Mason University, recently attempted to join all eight sororities at her school.....

Australian universities to benefit in Australia-Indonesia free trade deal
Avery Poole, University of Melbourne On August 31, Prime Minister Scott Morrison secured an end to negotiations on a new free trade agreement with Indonesian....

University students with mental illnesses are falling through the gaps
 Bridgette Bewick, University of Leeds and Helen Stallman, University of South Australia The number of first year students arriving at university who report....

To fix higher education funding, we also need to fix vocational education
To fix higher education funding, we also need to fix vocational education Andrew Norton, Grattan Institute Yesterday the shadow education minister, Tanya Plibersek,....

Why children should be taught to build a positive online presence
Rachel Buchanan, University of Newcastle Rather than just teaching children about internet safety and reducing their digital footprint, we should also encourage....

How teachers can help support children during their parents’ divorce
Almost one in two marriages in Australia end in divorce. It’s estimated that in Australia, one in five children under the age of 18 have a parent living elsewhere.....

Mentors play critical role in quality of college experience, new poll suggests
Leo M. Lambert, Elon University; Jason Husser, Elon University, and Peter Felten, Elon University In order to have a rewarding college experience, students....

What Harvard can learn from Texas: A solution to the controversy over affirmative action
David Orentlicher, University of Nevada, Las Vegas When it comes to the use of race-conscious affirmative action in college admissions, no one seems to be happy....

The start of high school doesn't have to be stressful
David Yeager, University of Texas at Austin and Hae Yeon Lee, University of Texas at Austin This month, more than 4 million students across the nation will begin....

Smith College incident is latest case of racial 'profiling by proxy'
Brian N. Williams, University of Virginia; Andrea M. Headley, University of California, Berkeley, and Megan LePere-Schloop, The Ohio State University Smith College....


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