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The director of the National Science Foundation was in Boston Monday, speaking out about potential cuts to science and research funding.

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. 

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.

Higher education officials say the Trump Administration's views on community colleges are still largely unknown, after Betsy DeVos made her first major speech Thursday as Secretary of Education.

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.

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo on Monday announced her free college plan to lawmakers and the public. Free college sounds good on paper. But what are the plan’s chances of succeeding?

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