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Mississippi, Alabama Colleges Receive Bomb Threats

July 29, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Multiple higher education institutions in Mississippi and Alabama received bomb threats this week. Hinds Community College Nursing and Allied Health Center in Jackson, Miss., received a threat Thursday morning, WAPT news reported. Mississippi State University, William Carey University, Meridian Community […]


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Curry College Fires Employee After Probe of Hateful Graffiti

July 1, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Curry College, in Massachusetts, has fired an employee linked to hateful graffiti found on campus this year, WHDH News reported. Curry students found more than a dozen swastikas and racist graffiti in dorm bathrooms, laundry rooms and other areas on […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Schools, at halftime, need to put funding into play for the second half of the year

January 10, 2022

Via: eSchool News

As we enter into another winter season living with the pandemic, special education services are not where schools hoped they would be, with many feeling that they are still falling behind rather than beginning to catch up. New York City […]


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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 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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Higher Ed Groups Support Voting Rights

April 14, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Forty-eight higher education groups, including the American Council on Education, have issued a statement opposing efforts, currently being pursued in several states, to make it more difficult to vote. “We strongly oppose the many efforts currently underway across the nation […]


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4 More Colleges Will Require Vaccinations

April 7, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Northeastern University announced Tuesday that it will require all students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the first day of classes in the fall. Ken Henderson, chancellor and senior vice president for learning at Northeastern, said, “If all, or nearly […]


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Cyberattack on Maricopa Community Colleges Delays Classes

March 24, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A cyberattack on the Maricopa Community College District in Arizona has disrupted the start of the spring semester. Classes at the 10 colleges in the community college district were supposed to resume this week after spring break but have been […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

PBL students excel compared to peers in typical classrooms

March 15, 2021

Via: eSchool News

Students in project-based learning (PBL) classrooms across the United States significantly outperform students in typical classrooms, according to four studies released from Lucas Education Research, a division of the George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), along with researchers from five major […]


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Do The Winds Of Change On Democratic Education Politics Blow In A Circle?

February 22, 2021

Via: Eduwonk

As you probably heard, on Friday West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat, said he’d oppose the nomination of Neera Tanden to head the Office of Management.* OMB is the powerful agency in the Executive Office of the President that […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Will more public colleges freeze tuition for next year?

January 28, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Newsom’s budget proposal increases base funding to Cal State by 3%, as well as injects $255 million into the system for several initiatives, including deferred maintenance and emergency student aid. The extra funding, however, comes with the expectation that the […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

Student Protests, Past and Present

January 25, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

From Harvard’s Butter rebellion of 1766 to today’s demands to increase the diversity of professors and the student body, require classes in ethnic studies, expand mental health resources, rename buildings, remove statues, expand financial aid, and refund tuition in response […]


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Number of international students in US declines for first time in over a decade

November 16, 2020

Via: Education Dive

While the report offers a baseline for international student enrollment trends before the pandemic, a separate IIE survey of more than 700 schools found that international enrollment declined 16% this fall. New international enrollment fell by nearly half (43%), and […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Education Strategies

Athletic Departments May Need ‘Extraordinary Support’

August 14, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The recent spate of athletic conference decisions to postpone fall sports means substantial revenue shocks for college athletic departments, and cutting expenses will not always be enough to absorb the blow, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service. […]


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Schools need industry input to help students connect learning to the real world

April 3, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While some students are true scholars who love learning for learning’s sake, most students are immensely practical. They don’t want to “waste” time and energy learning something they don’t see as relevant to their lives. This is why making real-world […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Personalized Learning Is a Problem of Privilege

January 22, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

Education is a dynamic space, with new trends constantly ebbing and flowing, the pendulum swinging back and forth between truly new innovations and recycled ideas. Experienced educators will recognize these patterns. But for younger teachers like me, whose careers are […]


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Education top-of-mind as state legislatures reconvene

January 17, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The Every Student Succeeds Act will likely have a big impact on state legislative decisions regarding education this year. Under ESSA, states are granted more control, which places a larger burden on state lawmakers to craft legislation that will ultimately […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Adaptive literacy? 3 must-knows for teachers and admin about adaptive learning

January 16, 2018

Via: eSchool News

The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge. What should educators […]


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4 critical issues for competency-based education programs

January 12, 2018

Via: eSchool News

As K-12 competency-based education programs become more widespread, educators and policymakers would do well to focus on four key issues that can make or break high-quality programs, according to a new report. The CompetencyWorks report, Quality and Equity by Design: Charting […]


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Four Tools That Take Blended Learning to the Next Level

January 11, 2018

Via: eSchool News

In any rush of new technology there comes fresh opportunities for learning and growth that were never possible before. We’ve seen this in the past two decades with blended learning, which combines digital media with traditional classroom methods to engage […]