U.S. Officials Clarify Colleges' Duties to Pregnant and Parenting Students

Colleges must support and accommodate pregnant and parenting students under federal antidiscrimination law, the U.S. Department of Education stressed on Tuesday in updating 22-year-old guidance on the topic.

Responding to the needs of those students is critical to their retention, the department said in a letter to institutions. Just 2 percent of women who have a child before age 18 earn a