Stories of our connected and rapidly changing region.



During Trump Presidency, Colleges And Students Anticipate Change In Student Visas

With visas in hand, about 85,000 undergraduate and graduates students from overseas are pursuing their higher education degrees in schools around New England. That’s out of more than a million who come to study every year in the United States. Graduate students, in particular, are big business for colleges. But President-elect Donald Trump’s many anti-immigration stances have brought uncertainty into the classroom.

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Will Hampshire College’s Flag Fight Affect Enrollment?

Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, has been at the center of a controversy that’s attracted attention and criticism from around the country. Now it’s college application season — a crucial time for the school’s bottom line.

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New England Colleges Pursue Out-Of-State Students With Discounts

College students are returning to campuses across the country this week. In New England, a demographic shift has some public colleges and universities trying to fill seats by luring students from neighboring states. Visit NEPR for the full story.        

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‘There Is No Yelp’: Parents Struggle With The Special Ed System

A new report accuses a private special education school in Middleborough of neglect and abuse. But the Disability Law Center, which last Monday revealed those findings on the Chamberlain International School, says it’s worried about oversight of all such schools serving special needs children. “We have a growing concern about students with disabilities across the commonwealth being severely…

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