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How one big university is acting on its commitment to diversity

21-07-2016

How one big university is acting on its commitment to diversity

There’s a lot of talk this summer about affirmative action and diversity in college admissions. But what about faculty diversity? The University of Cincinnati in Ohio just took a big step to focus more on diversity in its hiring process: New faculty hires are now required to include a statement in their applications about how their work will promote diversity and inclusion on campus. The “diversity and inclusion” statement on applications will require potential faculty to submit... Read more

Why getting an online degree is a great option

19-07-2016

Why getting an online degree is a great option

Online education is a great option in this current time for those wanting to continue education. Some years ago, it was reduced to some courses and certificates but over time, we have seen how the variety of options has increased. Now we can find everything from workshops to doctoral programs, and the number of colleges and institutes offering this modality also became bigger. We can see prestigious universities offering their programs online with the same... Read more

Some Predict Tuition Increases Under Hillary Clinton’s College Plan

18-07-2016

Some Predict Tuition Increases Under Hillary Clinton’s College Plan

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s plan to allow most Americans to attend public universities at no cost could have the perverse effect of driving tuition higher as the federal government chased a tuition target that universities would simply raise at taxpayers’ expense, some experts warn. In recent decades, the federal government has significantly expanded tuition subsidies, only to watch the cost of college climb even faster. Some experts see evidence that colleges have responded to past increases... Read more

Homeless teen bikes 6 hours to get to college, sleeps in tent

15-07-2016

Homeless teen bikes 6 hours to get to college, sleeps in tent

ARNESVILLE, Ga. —At just 19 years old, Fred Barley has proven he knows what he wants out of life and he’ll do anything to make it happen. Officers found the teen sleeping in a tent over the weekend outside a local college. Instead of giving him a ticket for trespassing, the officers listened to his story – and that’s where this amazing story begins. Barley, a homeless college student, told the officers he had ridden his little... Read more

Here's how to reduce your student loan debt — while still in college

12-07-2016

Here's how to reduce your student loan debt — while still in college

Anxiety about debt is the top worry of college students as well as for parents preparing to send a kid off to college. But guess what? The average that families spent on college actually went down last year. Sallie Mae’s report How America Pays for College 2016 found that the average U.S. family spent $23,688 for college in the 2015-16 academic year, down from $24,164 in 2014-15. Still, though, that slight drop hasn’t done much to reverse the trend of... Read more

The Global Search for Education: Just Im…

24-07-2016

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Hargreaves

"What the US now needs is a learning Secretary who promotes challenging and joyful learning for all students, uplifting and impactful learning for education professionals, and relentless learning among state systems from one another and from other systems across the... Read more

How Paul Tough's Helping Children Succee…

24-07-2016

Paul Tough's Helping Kids Succeed includes many depressing statistics, most of which contribute to an indictment of the contemporary school reform movement. However, Tough cites other evidence which helps explain why reformers were so vehement in demanding transformative change... Read more

Stopping Make America Hate Again

24-07-2016

You've undoubtedly heard a lot about the recent Republican National Convention in Cleveland. But there was another convention last week, and it couldn't have been more different. Thousands of delegates convened in Minneapolis for the American Federation of Teachers' biennial... Read more

Hillary Clinton Wants To Move Away From …

24-07-2016

Hillary Clinton Wants To Move Away From The 'Education Wars' Of The Past

During the Republican and Democratic conventions, The Hechinger Report will publish a new story each day, examining what the party proposals might mean for the future of education. Our staff reporters will provide education coverage from Cleveland and Philadelphia.  In... Read more

4 Ways To Jump Start The College Applica…

22-07-2016

4 Ways To Jump Start The College Application Process This Summer

By Vanessa Barbic, Advisor & Online Program Manager Students Rising Above Ask any college-bound high school graduate and chances are they will recommend starting the college application process before beginning senior year. For low-income, first-generation students, this is especially important.... Read more

Chicago Teachers Want Their Governor To …

22-07-2016

Chicago Teachers Want Their Governor To Know That They Definitely Know How To Read

Chicago teachers are most definitely not illiterate, and they want their governor to know it. Emails released this week by The Chicago Tribune reveal that Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) called half of Chicago Public School teachers “virtually illiterate” in 2011,... Read more

At Miami, Mark Richt hopes legends can i…

24-07-2016

At Miami, Mark Richt hopes legends can invigorate program (Yahoo Sports)

Mark Richt outstretched his arms, leaned back and fell off the 10-meter diving platform at Miami's aquatics complex as those who were at a recent Hurricanes' recruiting event cheered wildly. For Miami's sake, Richt better have bigger splashes coming.... Read more

Crash kills Nebraska punter, former Mich…

24-07-2016

Crash kills Nebraska punter, former Michigan State punter (Yahoo Sports)

Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler have died in a car crash in Wisconsin after coaching at a kicking clinic, a sheriff's department official said Sunday. Louisiana State's kicker was injured in the crash.... Read more

University of Florida linebacker stops s…

23-07-2016

University of Florida linebacker stops sexual assault (Yahoo Sports)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- News media report that a University of Florida football player helped stop the rape of an unconscious woman behind a trash bin outside a bar.883acf0d78663bbd201a8ebd4a601512... Read more

Clemson, FSU keeping firm control of ACC…

22-07-2016

Clemson, FSU keeping firm control of ACC's Atlantic Division (Yahoo Sports)

Clemson star quarterback Deshaun Watson is driven by the goal of winning another Atlantic Coast Conference championship and returning to the College Football Playoff's title game. ''We have to start over,'' Watson said Friday at the ACC Kickoff preseason... Read more

NCAA to survey potential host cities on …

22-07-2016

The NCAA is sending a questionnaire about potential discrimination laws to organizers in cities that will be or are hoping to host sanctioned college sporting events. The NCAA board of governors' decision comes a day after the NBA announced... Read more

UNC gets 1-week extension to respond to …

22-07-2016

North Carolina will wait another week before responding to five NCAA charges. The school issued a statement Friday saying UNC and others involved in the case had requested an extension to Monday's response deadline. The statement said UNC... Read more

UConn AD preparing pitch, waiting to hea…

22-07-2016

UConn AD preparing pitch, waiting to hear from Big 12 (Yahoo Sports)

UConn's athletic director says he's waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level before making any pitch to join the conference. UConn currently plays most sports as a member of the American Athletic Conference. Benedict... Read more

 

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