Starbucks pay for employees to finish college: Starbucks announced Monday it will offer its employees free tuition at Arizona State’s online program for their final two years of college. Freshmen and sophomores will be eligible for a partial scholarship and need-based aid.
Unions push for high-school labor history courses (AP): California and Delaware are currently the only two states with laws that encourage schools to teach labor history, but unions and their allies are pushing for more courses in an effort to get more young people to organize.
The truth behind myths of high college costs: Why is college so expensive? Higher education reporter Katherine Long takes a look at some of the most common myths and examines what the data say.
- Readers share their student-debt stories
- Common Core, in 9-year-old eyes (The New York Times)
- Homeless youth in Shelton: No place to go (Crosscut)
- Study: Most parents without degrees have kids outside marriage (The Oregonian)