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The federal agency's own objectives are at risk, the audit says.
Up to 26,000 schools could be contaminated with carcinogenic PCBs, but no one knows for sure because schools aren't required to test.
What a model program looks like.
New national survey documents food insecurity problems on college campuses.
Ivy League professor: 'I would much rather my own children interact with drugs than with the police'
A Columbia University neuroscientist writes about race and the importance of having non-white faculty members at a time when police shootings are sparking protests and debate.
Columbia student on dearth of black faculty: It's 'the chinks in our armor that give us the courage'
A college student reflects on what he has learned from a professor who is black, both about academics and life.
Two students wore “Trump 2016 White Pride” shirts to the school's annual Homecoming-week rally.
Do rewards motivate people? Yes, but to do what?
The college military leadership program seeks to allay fears by making training more discreet, but the Army command also encourages people to report suspicions.
‘Long overdue’: Colleges needed lower standard of evidence in sexual assault cases, an advocate says
An advocate writes in defense of federal policy on how university officials investigate claims of sexual assault on campus.
An academic leader writes about self-censorship in higher education, where opposing viewpoints are not always welcome.
A conversation with Robert L. Caret.
Virtual courses could have a significant impact on the future of higher education.
Local authorities in Northern Virginia are now working with the FBI and the Virginia State Police to determine who spray painted swastikas on the school house, which is under restoration.
Alexandria, Va. principal was found to have instructed staff to encourage low-performing students to sit out of state tests.
Award-winning professor Bill Schindler immerses his Washington College students in their ancestors' lives.
Student recommended for mental health screening after drawing picture of lynching and ‘Black Lives Matter’
The 11-year-old said he intended the drawing, part of a class assignment, to show that racism is not dead.
The 2016 election cycle is unique in revealing the ugly details of democracy.