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Americans are increasingly anxious about widening economic gaps – gaps between the poor and the wealthy, the educated and the uneducated. In the post-industrial Midwestern city of Dayton, Ohio, taxpayers have been banking on their community college to reduce inequality, revitalize the local economy and restore the American Dream.

Across the country, many more high school students are earning college credits, even two-year degrees. Ohio is one state that has made a big move into what’s called ‘early college.’

President Trump's proposed budget includes dramatic cuts to federal research funding that would deeply affect academic institutions.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced a new effort Wednesday to help students better understand college financial aid packages.

Researchers surveyed more than 33,000 community college students and found that a greater number are going without food and housing than previously thought. 

As the cost of college grows, research shows that so does the number of hungry and homeless students at colleges and universities across the country.

On Thursday, the White House is implementing its revised executive order on immigration. President Trump’s new immigration policies and rhetoric are disrupting international college admissions, and could cost American universities millions of dollars in tuition revenue.

In the first-ever “State of the University” address Monday evening, University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan shot back against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, and outlined the university's economic role to Massachusetts taxpayers and lawmakers.

Harvard University is taking additional steps to confront its past ties to slavery. The university on Friday hosted a conference exploring the historical ties between slavery and universities founded in the Colonial Era.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered her most extensive comments to date on higher education Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland, criticizing professors and deans for indoctrinating students.

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