Repairing a ‘broken’ transfer system

The Department of Education is focusing on partnerships between two- and four-year colleges that improve a transfer system where students from underserved communities often face obstacles to completing a four-year degree.

SAT score gaps reveal deeper inequality in education, opportunity

A New York Times story exploring students’ SAT results by income level shines a light on “the deep inequality at the heart of American education”—economic disparities that leave children from the most underserved neighborhoods without the tools they need to succeed.

Putting college within reach for rural students

Students from rural communities face multiple barriers to higher education, including long commutes, financial strain, and a lack of academic support. New programs are finding ways to shrink those obstacles.

New index ranks colleges based on their economic diversity

The New York Times has released data on trends in the enrollment of low-income students at top colleges across the country. While some selective colleges and universities have enrolled more economically disadvantaged students, others are backsliding.