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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 […]