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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 […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

The broken clock: How we get time wrong in education

September 22, 2021

Via: eCampus News

The education establishment seems to think that time is a tangible asset. State legislatures mete out requirements based on minutes of classroom time as a measure of accountability. In higher education, we have the holy contact hour. Amazingly, those dictating […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Reminding Congress of Workforce Education

September 20, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Democrats in Congress are seeking to send billions of dollars in new funding to community colleges to support free two-year postsecondary education for students, but that could leave job-focused education behind in the process if policy makers aren’t careful, according […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

New Polling Shows the K-12 Covid Fights Aren’t Going Anywhere

September 16, 2021

Via: Education Next

For over a year, schools have been caught up in heated debates over closure, remote learning, social distancing, and masking. While many educators and parents hoped that things would settle down once vaccines were widely available, vaccine hesitancy and 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 […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

How Toxic Positivity Demoralizes Teachers and Hurts Schools

September 13, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

Several years ago, during her first year teaching at a new school, Rachel cried a lot. Under the thumb of a relentlessly upbeat administrator, Rachel, an educator and librarian in New Jersey, was pressed to be happy all the time. […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

What Should Our Leaders Do About Failing Schools?

September 9, 2021

Via: Education Next

Millions of children still languish in low-performing schools, where they will never develop the skills or habits necessary to get into college or the military or succeed in anything but low-paid jobs. Most of them are from low-income families, many […]


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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 […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Captioning for All

September 8, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

For us folks with one of the great invisible disabilities, hearing loss, captions are a godsend. Their significance becomes dramatically evident in their absence, as occurs when one of us, David, has told family members that he’s hearing a movie […]