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College is usually an opportunity for students hoping to get ahead and improve their lives. But that promise can lead to disappointment for low-income parents if they can’t find affordable, high-quality childcare. A school in Massachusetts has been trying to change that.

After a three-week strike, Harvard University and the union representing its cafeteria workers have reached a labor agreement. Union organizers and students have argued that Harvard can afford to pay the workers higher hourly wages, in part, because of its $37.6 billion endowment. While multi-billion dollar university endowments provide great independence, they also introduce something of a moral dilemma for wealthy schools.

Amherst College is searching for a new mascot. The liberal arts college in Western Massachusetts is looking for a character to replace Lord Jeffrey. The English general, who in 1763 proposed giving smallpox-infected blankets to Native Americans, got the boot last year following a slew of complaints from students.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is opposing a deal that would bring one of India's largest private college chains to the Boston area.

Last month ITT Tech closed its doors on nearly 40,000 students before they could graduate. Where are they now? 

For many Americans, community college is key to a better life. But getting to campuses not accessible by public transportation can present a challenge for low-income students who can’t afford a car or other means of transportation. One community college in Massachusetts has found an innovative way to ensure students can get to class.

High school and college students applying for federal financial aid may benefit from some changes coming to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this year. 

An investigation by the office of Senator Elizabeth Warren found nearly 80,000 student who attended schools operated by the now-defunct for-profit giant Corinthian Colleges are facing some form of debt collection.

In another blow to the for-profit industry, the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday said it was terminating recognition of the country's largest accreditor of for-profit schools.

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced new legislation on Thursday aimed at improving the college accreditation process.

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