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U.S. Undersecretary of Education Ted Mitchell reflects on the Department’s accomplishments under President Barack Obama’s administration.

The U.S. Department of Education on Friday announced federal student loan discharges for thousands of students who attended several now-shuttered for-profit colleges, including five campuses in Massachusetts.

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

In an effort to make higher education more affordable and accessible, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is promising to make community college tuition-free for high schoolers who graduate with passing grades.

The nation's largest accreditor of for-profit colleges has effectively been shut down, losing the right to certify schools. The final decision from the U.S. Department of Education comes in the waning days of the Obama administration, which has regulated the for-profit sector.

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

Making higher education more affordable has been front and center during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. How did the issue - once scarcely talked about by candidates - make its way into national politics?

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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