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No consensus on how to handle free speech on campuses

June 19, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Some experts say there is a threat that state laws about free speech will limit the ability of universities to make judgments about what is taught or presented on campus, and AAUP recently issued a report about the history of […]


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DeVos allows most states to exceed special ed testing accommodations cap

June 15, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Lawmakers now seem to be stating that DeVos is being too lenient, when a year ago she was thought to be taking too hard of a line with the states. Devos has maintained that she plans to give authority back to […]


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Advocates Worried About Special Ed. Testing Waivers Under ESSA

June 13, 2018

Via: Education Week

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has allowed nearly half of states to get wiggle room from a provision in the Every Student Succeeds Act aimed at making sure that only a small percentage of students are taking alternative tests […]


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The NCAA Is Too Far Gone for Incremental Reform

June 7, 2018

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

At its spring meeting last month, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics made a radical recommendation. We urged the NCAA to shift from being a membership association — with inherent conflicts of interest — to being an independent leadership organization […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Major Private Gifts to Higher Education

June 6, 2018

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

This list covers gifts since 1967. An abridged version of this list was published in the August 18, 2017, Almanac issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Additions to and changes in the list since then appear in bold italics. […]


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Betsy DeVos Loves Charter Schools. That’s Bad for Charter Schools.

June 4, 2018

Via: NY Times

At Hiawatha Academies’ elementary school in the Morris Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, signs welcome immigrants in multiple languages. Over 75 percent of students there are learning English as a second language, and most are the children of Hispanic immigrants. Hiawatha […]


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Is dual mission education the key to increasing postsecondary access?

May 30, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Fewer than one in three students who enroll in community colleges go on to enroll in four-year institutions within six years, and former Weber State University president and current Utah state senator Ann Milner said during the recent Dual Mission […]


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Critics: President Trump’s school safety commission lacks transparency, urgency

May 29, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Dive Brief: Since the Federal Commission on School Safety’s organizational meeting on March 28, only one meeting on May 17 has been held. Considering the number of gun-related incidents at schools in that span of time, critics say the pace […]


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Lawsuit seeks for Idaho schools to repay student fees

May 23, 2018

Via: Education Week

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A class-action lawsuit is seeking for Idaho public schools to repay the fees that many districts have charged students for classes, supplies and activities. The lawsuit filed earlier this month in federal court claims the fees […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Surplus may go to roads, school safety, debt, savings

May 17, 2018

Via: Education Week

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and key legislative leaders said Wednesday they want to use hundreds of millions of dollars in additional tax revenue to boost savings, pay down debt and increase spending on roads and school […]