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Fifteen sets of twins are set to graduate from Iowa's Valley High School this year.
When a special needs student at an Oregon high school expressed to her friends that she wanted to be nominated for prom queen, they rallied to get her name on the ballot — and the students of the school did her one better and voted in overwhelming numbers to have her crowned on the big night.
Ronald Nelson was accepted to all eight U.S. Ivy League schools, and he chose to attend none of them in favor of the University of Alabama. Nelson joins Morning Joe to discuss why.
The students were told they'd only be admitted if they spent their first year taking online classes. (They weren't told about the stipulation before applying.)
More than 100,000 cash strapped students across the U.S. crowdfunded their education costs in 2014, raising millions of dollars in relief.
A gay honor student is told that her Louisiana high school won't allow her to wear a tuxedo to prom.
A New York high school senior has a big decision to make - he was accepted into not one, but all eight Ivy League schools. A remarkable feat for anyone, but especially for 17-year-old Harold Ekeh, whose parents moved to the U.S. from Nigeria when he was eight.
New tools are revolutionizing the way we learn, introducing a new way to attend college at a fraction of the cost. Kevin Carey, author of, “The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere,” joins the panel to explain.
Kshitiz Sharma, a self-proclaimed "lazy" senior in high school, rigged up his bedroom so that his blinds are voice-activated and lights will turn on when he walks in.
It's a trillion dollar problem that's causing many potential students to opt out of college altogether.
Frank Bruni, columnist for The New York Times and author of "Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be", joins Alex Witt to discuss the immense pressure students face to get accepted to the Ivy League and other elite schools.
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann joins Morning Joe to discuss how the school is becoming more accessible for lower-income students.
After University of Oklahoma fraternity members were allegedly captured on video leading a racist chant, people on social media weigh in on fraternity and sorority life. Carson Daly reports from the Orange Room.
In the latest edition of Parental Guidance, Willie Geist and Megan Colarossi go over some helpful kitchen tips to teach your teens before they head off to college.
Bronx Science teen Juno Lee is engineering her way into robotics — and gender equality in STEM fields.
A professor explains that there’s been a 76 percent increase in the birth rate of twins in the U.S. since 1980 – and quite a few of them have chosen to attend college in Lexington.
Class 120, the brainchild of Jeffrey Whorley, uses GPS signals to track student’s locations, and will send their parents a message if they aren’t in class. Some experts argue that the app could undermine students’ ability to motivate themselves.
In a Facebook video shot aboard Air Force One, the president said he would like to see the first two years of community college be free for anyone willing to work for it.
New York City is about to lift a ban on children bringing phones to school after parents complained about not being connected to their kids during the school day.
The TODAY anchors chat about the university sending out acceptance letters to dozens of students whom they’d already rejected, saying it was “human error.”
College admissions professionals Ashley Pallie and Christoph Guttentag, along with Katherine Cohen from Ivywise, discuss the qualities of a great admissions essay and why it’s important for students to come across as authentic.
In their new book, “Guerrilla Parenting,” California couple David and Jill argue that their children should figure out a way to pay for college on their own.
Tom Gimbel, president and CEO of LaSalle Network and Naomi Schaefer Riley, a New York Post columnist discuss the benefits of college and educational alternatives.
Constant communication with “helicopter parents” – moms and dads who hover over their kids, even when they’re away from home – may have a negative effect on college students who need to learn to live on their own.
Although sending kids to college is hard for everyone, is it more difficult for parents? Barnard College President Debora Spar and Cornell University President David Skorton discuss.
Where did the last four years go? I think that’s the question that every parent of a high school senior asks him/herself at the beginning of that last school year. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking forward to having your child move out and on to college by the end of the school year.
Lucky Charms for every meal? A whole pizza at 3 a.m.? Five energy drinks a day? Ramen noodles for breakfast? Yep, that’s right: the freshman diet.
Rob Franek of The Princeton Review presents the publication’s latest list of the best colleges in America.
Author of, “The Best Colleges for Your Money” in Money Magazine, Donna Rosato, discusses what universities will give you the best “bang for your buck.”
TODAY's financial editor Jean Chatzky offers some sound financial advice to the Costabile family, who join TODAY to talk about having two college grads still living at home with financial support from their parents.
Interest rates are now higher for students taking out new federal loans. It will mean an average of about $4 a month more for every $10,000 borrowed.
Matthew Segal, a millennial and co-founder of OurTime.org, and Jen Hartstein, a family psychologist, join TODAY to discuss the growing number of college graduates moving back in with their parents. They’re being called the “boomerang generation.”
Millions of college-bound high school seniors are receiving acceptance letters and financial aid award packages this month. Now it's decision time—not only for the student, but for Mom and Dad too—forcing families to grapple with how to pay for it all.
Last year, 72 young adults aged 18 to 25 were reported abducted by strangers. Surprisingly, it's teenagers, not little kids, who are abducted most often by strangers. And some of those teens are in college.
Princeton Review’s Rob Franek and Jacques Steinberg of Say Yes to Education visit TODAY to offer advice on how to land free money for college through scholarships and financial aid.
One less unappealing aspect of the process college application process is trying to score free money in the form of scholarships, and this is the season when organizations with money for students are reaching out.
A demographic decline in the ranks of high school graduates means that college admission may get easier.
Colleges are increasingly searching for applicants' names on the Internet as part of their review.
Paying for college may be harder than ever, but help is available.
Eboni Boykin's youth consisted of a variety of homeless shelters, and one constant goal: an Ivy League education.