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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo continues to push her ambitious plan to make community college tuition-free, even after state lawmakers scaled it back.

The official federal graduation rates for colleges and universities that serve large numbers of black, Latino and Asian students significantly underestimate how many of their students are earning degrees, according to a new report.

A faculty panel at Harvard wants to bar students from joining clubs on and off campus that they consider exclusionary and is recommending the university phase out all fraternities, sororities, and similar organizations by 2022. The recommendation has reignited criticism from alumni and raised questions about how much control administrators should have over students.

Harvard professors want to eliminate single-gender student clubs. A faculty committee recommended Wednesday that Harvard phase out fraternities, sororities, and similar organizations by 2022.

UMass Boston says dozens of employees are taking voluntary cash buyouts as the Dorchester campus tries to reduce an annual deficit of at least $10 million.

A new national survey by the Pew Research Center released Monday finds partisan divisions are growing wider in Americans’ views of educational institutions. For the first time, more than half of Republicans now say higher education has a negative impact on the U.S.

Massachusetts is a national leader when it comes to education, but its public colleges have long been treated as second-class institutions, operating in the shadows of top-notch private schools. Declining state support has some experts wondering whether Massachusetts can still afford to support four public universities.

An Obama-era program, which lets prisoners use Pell grants for college, is wrapping up its first year. So far, there's no indication whether the Trump administration will continue it past expiration. 

Massachusetts is leading 18 states and the District of Columbia in a lawsuit against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, challenging her plans to roll back regulations designed to protect students at for-profit colleges.

One of this country’s largest for-profit college chains has agreed to a $49 million settlement after it was charged with misleading students. DeVry University will pay a total of $455,000 to eligible graduates in Massachusetts.

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