21 avril 2018

More Aid for Student Parents

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Congress triples federal funding for low-income student parents, and advocates welcome the support -- the first new investment in years -- but say much more is needed. More...

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DeVos Restores Recognition of For-Profit Accreditor Terminated by Obama Administration

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a signed order Tuesday that she was restoring the federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, the for-profit accreditor that had waged a fight for reinstatement since the Obama administration withdrew its recognition in 2016. More...

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As Civil Rights Office Gets More Money, It Limits Investigations

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Department of Education has narrowed scope of civil rights inquiries -- a necessary step, it says, to deliver speedier resolutions to students and colleges. Some criticize changes, especially in light of new funding from Congress to support investigations. More...

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Schatz Bill Aims to Make College Debt-Free

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Senator Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, last week introduced legislation that would incentivize state spending on higher education to make college debt-free for students. More...

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Cursing in Class

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A New Jersey community college investigates a professor for cursing at conservative student who argued that men are sexually harassed, too. More...

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New Limits on Overtime

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The Labor Department answered some outstanding questions about academic overtime pay last week, putting such compensation officially out of reach for adjuncts teaching online, among other workers. More...

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U Chicago Adjuncts Approve First Union Contract

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Non-tenure-track faculty members at the University of Chicago voted nearly unanimously to ratify their first union contract, they announced Monday. More...

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Political Science Group Apologizes for Holding Conference at Brigham Young

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The Society for Political Methodology’s annual meeting will be held at Brigham Young University, the group announced Monday, despite ongoing concerns about the campus climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender scholars. More...

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Pasco-Hernando State College Faculty Forms Union

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Pasco-Hernando State College's faculty has unionized, 64 in favor and 62 against, according tbo.com. The new union is a chapter of the United Faculty of Florida, which is affiliated with National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. More...

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Tackling the Reproducibility Crisis

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The National Association of Scholars on Tuesday published a report on the "The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science: Causes, Consequences, and the Road to Reform." Much already has been said about the reproducibility crisis in science, including that it’s exaggerated. More...

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