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Bard College in New York and a nonprofit in Holyoke have partnered to launch what they say is the first of its kind microcollegeoffering tuition-free education to low-income mothers and pregnant women.

For the first time in decades, inmates at federal and state institutions are using federal grants to pursue college degrees while serving out their sentences. Research shows that participating in college programs can improve prisoners' lives after release, as well as benefit the communities to which they return. But, under the new administration, the fate of the program is uncertain. 

On campus, many cybersecurity threats are introduced by students, professors, administrators, prompting some universities to look beyond protections on the technical side and focus on educating their user communities on safer computing habits.

Under a six-month pilot, University of Massachusetts Lowell students and faculty will be able to ride all Lowell Regional Transit Authority buses and some Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority buses for free.

Libraries on college campuses around the country are upgrading their facilities and rethinking their physical and digital collections. 

According to a recent study by the Stanford History Education Group, most students – from middle school all the way through college – are unable to tell real news from fake news or advertisements. These findings have academics on edge. At college campuses around the country, librarians are now partnering with faculty to address this new reality.

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.

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