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Every three years, half a million 15-year-olds from dozens of education systems around the world take the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which measures their proficiency in reading, math and science. Massachusetts is one of only two states in the U.S. that pays to participate as a "mini nation,” hoping its investment will pay off.

Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, is once again flying  a U.S. flag in the center of campus. Early Friday morning, college officials reversed the removal of the flag at that one location that drew sharp criticism.

Flag burning is one of those hot button issues. While it angers most Americans, it is protected as free speech. WGBH's Jim Braude weighs in on what’s been going on at Hampshire College and President Elect Donald Trump’s reaction to it.

A report published on Wednesday from the Government Accountability Office shows that the amount of student loan debt the U.S. could have to forgive is more than $100 billion dollars — much higher than originally projected

Students who want to earn a master’s degree typically have to spend a year or two on campus and tens of thousands of dollars in tuition and fees. But several universities around the world are experimenting with a new, more affordable way to grant graduate degrees.

Graduate and some undergraduate students at Harvard University will vote this week on whether to form the Ivy League’s first graduate student union.

Amity University, one of India's largest college chains is tapping the brakes on its plans to expand into the U.S. Based in New Delhi, Amity recently bought a campus in New York and announced plans to open another campus there and in Massachusetts. But state officials were skittish about an India-run school setting up shop in the Commonwealth.

The Obama administration on Friday rolled out new regulations designed to help students dealing with loan debt from shuttered for-profit college chains.

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.

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