The programs began in the Northeast, but are now spreading across the country — as far as San Diego, Seattle and San Jose.
New York has become the first state to offer both four- and two-year public college tuition free to families making less than $100,000.
High school seniors across the country are hearing back from colleges. For those with acceptance letters, how should they plan to pay for college?
How much is student loan debt impacting home buying? Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson takes a closer look with MSNBC's Ali Velshi.
With an emphasis on standardized testing, many schools across the country are debating how much time, if any, should be allotted for recess.
Washington College anthropology professor Bill Schindler tasks students with making their own tools, butchering their own meat and gathering nuts for sustenance.
In Fort Morgan, Colorado, Muslims from East Africa are joining other immigrants from Central America and Mexico in the small, conservative farming community.
High school juniors and seniors are well into their college preparation. But college counselor Lisa Micele says it's not too early for sophomores to start planning.
More admissions officers are looking to social media to gain a deeper, positive understanding of college applicants.
The two professors in charge of the program come from different perspectives: one descended from slaves, the other's ancestors helped trade slaves.
The public school system in Gary, Indiana, used to be considered a model district. Now, it's having trouble meeting payroll and is shutting down some schools.
The tables give students the opportunity to donate unwanted food to hungry classmates. But some states have enacted restrictions on what can and can't be shared.
Professor and author Tom Nichols believes there is a growing divide between experts and the rest of the American citizenry.
The best-selling author is known for "A People's History of the United States," which was first published in 1980.
Few states require recess, but studies show it leads to better test scores and classroom behavior.
More than a million international students go to college in the United States. But recruiters say they expect numbers to drop.
The first year of testing for North Carolina's online charter schools shows their students had the lowest academic growth in the state.
In El Cajon, California, hundreds of young soccer fanatics from around the globe are perfecting the art of the back pass, the header and the scissor kick.
Recent arrests of undocumented immigrants by federal agents in Austin have raised concerns in many immigrant communities.
In northeast Houston, Furr High School once had a reputation no school wants. Now, school administrators are turning to innovative programs to turn things around.