Alejandra Campoverdi is a national bestselling author, a women’s health advocate, and a former White House aide to President Barack Obama. She’s also part of the “First and Only” club.
The trails that First and Onlys blaze are unique to the individual yet one of the most significant—and emotionally taxing—is that of higher education. In this essay, Campoverdi writes about the challenges of being a first-generation student—and the supports that can make a difference.
A switch has flipped on American college campuses since the Oct. 7 Hamas attack in Israel. A long simmering tension is now openly and unrelentingly hostile, with several protests devolving into physical altercations.
In this interview, students from across the United States weigh in with their thoughts about the sentiment at their schools.
The development of artificial intelligence is emerging at lightning speed—so much so that the Biden administration just issued its first ever A.I. executive order regarding safety, labor, and civil rights issues.
A.I. is already changing education in unimaginable ways. But as this technology booms, questions of educational justice and ethics arise.
This week, the U.S. Department of Education is hosting a national summit about improving transfer outcomes. It’s a goal that community colleges have been striving for in recent years. But they can’t do all the heavy lifting alone, experts say.
To successfully hand students off from one campus to another also takes effort and resources from the colleges students hope to transfer to: institutions that grant bachelor’s degrees.
The student loan repayment restart isn't off to a good start. When student loan bills resumed in October for tens of millions of Americans, the companies responsible for servicing those loans made errors that potentially violated federal and state consumer protection laws.
In a memo quietly published on the U.S. Department of Education's website, senior officials in the department's office of Federal Student Aid detail how some of its servicers botched the return to repayment, and possibly put the government at "substantial reputational risk."
Ryan Craig is all in on apprenticeships. He believes they have the potential to provide a sustainable pathway to economic opportunity and put the American Dream within reach for everyone.
As the co-founder of the nonprofit Apprenticeships for America, Craig says government incentives for apprenticeship intermediaries are crucial for getting employers to give the earn-and-learn model a serious look. He explains more in this Q&A.