13 mai 2016

Standoff Over North Carolina Bathroom Law

HomeThe U.S. Justice Department sued North Carolina Monday, and the state in return sued the Justice Department in a growing dispute over a law that bars state agencies, including public colleges and universities, from allowing transgender people to use bathrooms or locker rooms that do not correspond with their legal gender at birth. Read more...

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Former Ed Dept. Official to Lead Facebook Education Initiative

HomeJames H. Shelton, former U.S. deputy secretary of education, will join the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to lead the philanthropic limited liability company's ed-tech efforts. Read more...

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Campus Crime Down; Reports of Sex Assault Up

HomeWhile the overall number of crimes reported by colleges and universities fell between 2001 and 2013, the number of reported forcible sex crimes has increased by 126 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Center for Education Statistics. Read more...

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New Metrics Urged for Performance and Equity

HomeA new report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy identifies the key metrics that would help federal and state data systems provide information on colleges' performance, efficiency and equity. Read more...

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Report on Journalists Who Cover Education

HomeThe Education Writers Association on Sunday released "State of the Education Beat 2016," an examination of trends in journalistic coverage of all levels of education. Read more...

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Students Protest Yale Decision to Keep Calhoun Name

HomeBlack students -- backed by many others -- are protesting Yale University's announcement last week that it is retaining the name of Calhoun College, a residential college named for John C. Calhoun, who was among the most notable political defenders of slavery in the United States. Read more...

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Confederate Statue Will Be Moved From U of Louisville

HomeThe University of Louisville and the city of Louisville announced Friday that a monument (at right) that salutes Confederate soldiers from Kentucky who died in the Civil War will be removed from the university campus and eventually placed elsewhere. Read more...

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FTC Takes Action Against Florida Lead Generator

HomeThe Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday that the operators of Gigats.com agreed to settle deception charges. Read more...

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Education Dept. Grants Researchers More Data Access

HomeThe U.S. Department of Education will offer researchers new access to federal data for studies that "can inform and advance policies and practices that support students’ postsecondary success and strengthen repayment outcomes for borrowers," the White House announced last week. Read more...

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Education Dept. Releases Title IX Exemptions, Requests

HomeThe Education Department is now making public a list of all the colleges and universities that have received religious exemptions to parts of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The department is also making public a list of those currently requesting the exemptions. Read more...

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