Tough Times Strain Colleges Rich and Poor By TAMAR LEWIN
Universities are freezing hiring and postponing construction projects as endowments shrink and states cut their financing.
Racial Imbalance Persists at Elite Public Schools By JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ
Asian and white eighth graders in the city are outpacing their black and Hispanic peers on an admissions test.
U.S. Buying More Loans to Students By JONATHAN D. GLATER and ERIC DASH
The government will expand purchases of the student loans it backs to head off a potential shortfall going into the next school year.