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  • BOSTON— Massachusetts Senate leaders have rolled out a $39.5 billion state budget plan that increases spending on local schools and public higher education. Some of the biggest spending increases in the Senate budget are focused on education. The Senate proposal would also boost spending on the five-campus University of Massachusetts system by more than...

  • Sheryl Sandberg deliver compelling speech at UC Berkeley

    The Facebook COO speaks publicly for the first time about her husband's unexpected death.

  • 'Hamilton' creator defends immigration in US

    Lin-Manuel Miranda stands with immigrants in his speech at the University of Pennsylvania commencement Monday.

  • Obama rips Trump in Rutgers commencement speech

    President Obama indirectly takes aim at Donald Trump's positions in his commencement speech to graduates at Rutgers University.

  • WASHINGTON— For the first time, thousands of low-income high-school students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to get federal grants to take college courses for credit, part of a program the Obama administration plans to begin this summer. The Education Department says the administration will invest about $20 million in the 2016-17 school year to...

  • U.S. President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia walk from Marine One to board Air Force One upon their departure from O'Hare Airport in Chicago

    President Obama's daughter just became the world's most famous 'gap year' student, but she's hardly the first. Are gap years for everyone?

  • Some schools are using bitcoin technology, blockchain, to record students' achievements in a cheap, secure and public way.

  • People walk around the Harvard University''s main campus in Cambridge, MA.

    Starting in 2017, members of single-sex clubs at Harvard will be prohibited from holding leadership positions, The New York Times reports.

  • Revealing the world's top 10 most prestigious universities

    The top ten most elite institutions are mostly located in the US with the exception of two UK schools.

  • Chinese officials investigate Baidu, stock falls

    Authorities will summon CEO Robin Li as part of an investigation into the search engine over the death of a university student.

  • Graduate college early to cut tuition costs

    One experts says speeding up the timeline to graduate early can significantly reduce education costs.

  • April 28- A U.S. congressman called on the Department of Homeland Security to address whether foreign students are cheating on the SAT to get into American universities and illegally qualify for U.S. visas. In a letter dated Wednesday and sent to the Homeland Security department, Representative Matt Salmon cited a March report by Reuters that detailed "the...

  • Must Read: Tuition rebates

    The "Worldwide Exchange" crew discusses the morning's top attention-grabbing headlines, including a piece in the Financial Times about Facebook shares, and a Washington Post article about Howard University's incentive program aimed at pushing students to finish in four years.

  • Community college may not be the best move

    Most students attending community colleges fail to eventually earn a bachelor's degree.

  • Reasons to earn a college degree abroad

    Students who study abroad can gain experience in another country and sometimes lower costs of tuition.

  • WASHINGTON, April 13- The U.S. government announced plans on Tuesday to forgive $7.7 billion in student loans for about 387,000 permanently disabled borrowers. While permanently disabled Americans are already permitted student loan forgiveness under the Higher Education Act, many who are eligible have not taken advantage of the debt relief, the U.S....

  • Is college worth the debt?

    Jeff Selingo, author of "There is life after college," and Dale Stephens, Uncollege founder & CEO, discuss their views.

  • Should college athletes be paid?

    Ben Strauss, contributing writer for The New York Times, and Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College, debate whether college athletes should be paid by the NCAA.

  • BAGHDAD, April 2- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday directed the country's highest corruption watchdog to investigate claims of graft in the awarding of oil contracts by the OPEC exporter and urged the courts to prosecute. A joint report this week by Australia's Fairfax Media and the Huffington Post, citing hundreds of thousands of emails,...

  • March 28- Xingyuan Ding is a sophomore at the University of California, Los Angeles, one of America's most exclusive public universities. In applying to schools, the 20- year-old from China took the SAT college entrance exam four times. He had an advantage on his final try: a booklet compiled by a Shanghai test-preparation school he attended.