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Critical Race Theory: What happens to the books?

Critical race theory is not a new concept, yet its appearance in primary and secondary-school curricula has sparked uproar across the country, including calls to ban a variety of books

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

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