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Education

Reporting on student loan debt

Student debt has been steadily increasing for the past decade. In 2007, the average student loan debt was $15,257. In 2020, this rose to $36,635. Now, the student holds an

Covering the business aspect of college reopenings

Many colleges have opted to fully reopen this year. Whether you’d personally brave studying in-person or would rather stay home, reopenings of large colleges and universities will have serious economic

The future of college towns after the pandemic

As business journalists continue to cover the present and future impact that COVID-19 is having on colleges and universities, they should not hesitate to take a deeper look at how

Covering personal finance in the classroom

April is Financial Literacy Month, but personal finance education is a timely topic year-round (for instance, back to school, college admissions season, graduation season). The Council for Economic Education reports that 21

Covering the economic impact of school closures

As schools across the United States and around the world temporarily close in response to COVID-19, it could have a number of economic implications, especially in lower-income areas. The New York

Understand the jargon, don’t just repeat it

Covering any beat in journalism means dealing with jargon, which is more than a collection of buzzwords. I remember a professor of biochemistry decades ago saying in class that buzzwords

A guide to for-profit universities

What are for-profit colleges and universities? For-profit colleges are operated by owners or investors versus the government, a religious group, or a not-for-profit institution. They spend large amounts in advertising,

Back to school—and deeper into debt: Part 3

This is a three part series. Read part one and part two for complete coverage. Rising student loan debt isn’t the only education story to watch as a new school year begins. According to

Back to school — and deeper into debt: Part 2

This is a three part series. Read part one and part three for complete coverage. Rising student loan debt isn’t the only education story to watch as a new school year begins. In a

Back to school—and deeper into debt: Part 1

This is a three part series. Read part two and part three for complete coverage. Rising student loan debt isn’t the only education story to watch as a new school

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