The back of a man’s body who is wearing a graduation cap and gown with embroidered letters spelling “debt” on the cap

Student loan repayments are back and more confusing than ever

The return of federal student loan payments brings borrower stress and economic uncertainty.

Sara Friedman • September 1, 2023

Looking for an edge in attracting talent? Give ’em a reasonable place to live

Employers, led by school districts, are using affordable housing to combat labor shortages.

Ben Berkley • August 17, 2023
stack of papers

Academia drama involves lying about… lying

Do professors fabricate data to get their papers published in journals? Data vigilantes are on the case.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 2, 2023
Chegg stock

Investors worry Chegg could be schooled by ChatGPT’s A+ homework help

Simply acknowledging the impact of AI gave edtech firms a harsh haircut.

Jacob Cohen • May 5, 2023
increase in skilled trade program enrollment

Degrees of separation: As college enrollment drops, trade school sign-ups rise

Six figures of debt and no job? Minimal debt and a job with an above-median salary? The latter’s appeal is growing.

Ben Berkley • April 23, 2023

It’s a pretty great time to get a PhD in AI

Companies are promising riches to lure top young minds in AI out of academia.

Ben Berkley • April 16, 2023

The student loan forgiveness hearing, explained

The Supreme Court heard two cases against the Biden admin’s stalled plan to forgive $400B in student loan debt.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 1, 2023

Would ChatGPT get a Wharton MBA?

As the saying goes, Cs get degrees — and ChatGPT just got a B.

Jacob Cohen • January 25, 2023

Maybe you shouldn’t get that master’s degree in this economy

Business schools are recruiting laid-off tech workers hard.

The Hustle • January 4, 2023

Duolingo’s competition is TikTok and Netflix

Once a PhD project, the company is expanding fast.

Jacob Cohen • December 5, 2022

Course sharing, explained

Why colleges and universities are teaming up to offer students online courses.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 7, 2022

RIP to a school supplies legend

E. Bryant Crutchfield, inventor of the Trapper Keeper, passed away at 85.

Rob Litterst • August 30, 2022

The battle for the ‘richest school’ title

The University of Texas has a secret weapon that could help its endowment pass Harvard’s.

Rob Litterst • August 26, 2022

Higher education meets high finance

College mergers and acquisitions are on the rise.

Rob Litterst • July 22, 2022

Microschools are catching on

Prenda, an edtech startup, raised $20m to grow its network of microschools.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 14, 2022

Funding is coming for green school buses

The EPA’s new program replaces old buses with more efficient models.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 24, 2022

1 fish, 2 fish, red fish, 6.9m fish

Today, Dr. Seuss is the top-selling US literary license.

Jacob Cohen • March 31, 2022

Exam software is booming, but is it ethical?

AI-powered exam software is helping educators curb cheating, but comes with its share of controversy.

Rob Litterst • February 21, 2022

A school board banned a book. Now everyone wants it

After a school board banned Art Spiegelman’s critically acclaimed graphic novel, Maus, it shot to the top of bestseller lists.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • February 4, 2022

The SAT is going digital — but does it matter?

The College Board is making massive updates to the test as more schools move away from requiring entrance exams.

Rob Litterst • January 31, 2022

TikTok is causing problems for teachers, and it’s bigger than just a classroom distraction

Teachers have asked TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter to help curb the spread of viral challenges and misinformation that have put educator safety at risk.

Rob Litterst • October 14, 2021

E-books saved libraries, but the economics may soon crush them

E-books saved libraries during the pandemic, but the economics could cause some long-term problems.

Rob Litterst • September 29, 2021

What’s the deal with electric school buses?

How many electric school buses are there in the US? (Hint: very few).

Jacob Cohen • September 2, 2021

Can livestreaming classes finally shake up online ed?

The next wave of online education is live learning.

The Hustle • July 9, 2021

The $1.6T student debt problem

The student loan freeze ends this fall. Here’s what readers and experts say.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 16, 2021

How Chegg built a multibillion-dollar education tech platform

Chegg is on track to make $800m this year by solving students’ problems.

Jacob Cohen • May 14, 2021

Google’s plan to disrupt higher education

Google now offers fast-track certification for project management, data analytics, and user experience (UX) design.

Trung T. Phan • March 15, 2021

Overtime wants to pay high schoolers $100k+ to drop dimes in new league

Sports media startup Overtime is starting a basketball league that will pay top 16- to 18-year-old b-ball players a minimum of $100k a year.

Kolby Hatch • March 10, 2021

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