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A Theme for a Troubled Academic Year

September 24, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

In May 2020, just as colleges and universities were wrapping up the academic year, George Floyd’s murder set off a national — and eventually global — racial reckoning that was long overdue. Almost immediately, it became clear to many that […]


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Manchin Just Downsized the Democrats’ Massive Education Spending Plans

September 22, 2021

Via: Education Next

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., may have just blown a gaping hole in the education community’s hopes for supersized new federal outlays. Here’s the deal: Democrats control a 50-50 U.S. Senate by dint of Vice President Harris’ tie-breaking vote, when they […]


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GAO Report: Office of Federal Student Aid Is Understaffed

September 21, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Office of Federal Student Aid at the Department of Education is understaffed, as its staffing levels haven’t kept pace with the growing student loan portfolio, according to findings by the Government Accountability Office. From fiscal year 2010 to 2019, […]


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Playing during a pandemic: How schools keep music education going

September 15, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

Schools have made significant changes to music programs during the public health crisis. Matthew Bufis, director of Bands and Lead Teacher for Fine Arts in Evanston Township High School District 202 in Illinois, recently told the Evanston RoundTable that the […]


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School districts hesitate to use ARP funding for construction projects

September 14, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

Congress directed close to $200 billion to state and local education agencies in 2020 and 2021 to help reopen schools battered by COVID-19 through the ARP. The plan, signed into law by President Joe Biden in March, directly addresses pandemic-related […]


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Making the case for open education

September 10, 2021

Via: eCampus News

The phrase “knowledge is power” is one we are familiar with. We as a society believe this to be true, as demonstrated through the rising costs of higher education, lack of accessible learning materials like textbooks, tutors, and even classes. […]


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Young libertarians protest vaccine mandates on campus

September 9, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

When Virginia Tech announced in June that it would require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, Ben Walls, a junior multimedia journalism student, was upset. As co-president of the Virginia Tech Young Americans for Liberty, a youth libertarian organization with […]


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eSchool Media announces winners of first-ever K-12 Hero Awards Program

August 31, 2021

Via: eSchool News

eSchool Media is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural eSchool Media K-12 Hero Awards program, sponsored by Trox, which recognizes the determined and dedicated efforts of educators throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Never before have educators been challenged and […]


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University Students Unable to Evacuate Afghanistan

August 30, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Hundreds of students and alumni of the American University of Afghanistan who’d expected to evacuate the country on U.S. military flights Sunday were turned away after seven hours of waiting for permission to enter the airport and were told that […]


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U.S. Forgives Loans for More ITT Tech Students

August 27, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Department of Education is providing closed-school discharges to 115,000 borrowers who attended the now-defunct ITT Technical Institute, canceling more than $1.1 billion in student loans. The department said Thursday that the decision was based on “a new review of […]