Free Community College Gets Financial Aid From White House

Congress rejected the president's proposal for tuition-free community college, so his administration is instead helping regions launch the program themselves.

States Start Making Colleges Work for Funding

At least 20 states are developing performance-based systems for funding higher education. The impact varies widely from state to state.

Can Teaching Peace Reduce Violent Crime?

Other countries teach conflict resolution to at-risk youth as a way to break the cycle of violent retaliation. The idea is slowly catching on in America.

'Fragmented' School Districts: A Complicated Issue

In much of the country, school districts survive even when they have few students. In an era of budget cutbacks, these districts are prime targets for consolidation.

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