Higher Education News

Irascible Student's Demands for 'Mac and Cheese' Prompt Arrest and Viral Video

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 6, 2015 - 11:13am

The student, whose tirade has tens of thousands of views on YouTube, was charged with criminal trespass and breach of peace.

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Research Raises Questions About Colleges That Shift From For-Profit to Nonprofit

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 5, 2015 - 10:01pm

Four higher-education companies converted to nonprofit status but now act like "covert for-profits," a report says.

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‘I Got Nobody’: Scholars of Gun Violence Describe Their Lonely Battles

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 5, 2015 - 9:00pm

Two university researchers say they’re optimistic that their work will have long-term benefits. But the sometimes-vitriolic response they receive can be deeply frustrating.

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5 Things Colleges Should Know About the New Secretary of Education

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 5, 2015 - 7:25pm

John B. King Jr., who will take over for Arne Duncan in December, isn’t well known in higher-ed circles. But his track record offers some clues about how he will lead the Education Department.

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Can Online Education Help Refugees Earn Degrees?

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 5, 2015 - 5:51pm

Refugees often lack the paperwork needed to enroll in conventional universities. But some online universities have begun recruiting those students.

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State Student Aid Ticks Up in Latest Survey

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 5, 2015 - 4:18pm

Following the recession, states are continuing to put more money back into grants and other aid to students, according to a new report.

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Calling All Dads: Nationwide Efforts Highlight Ways Fathers Can Get More Involved in Their Children’s Education

U.S. Department of Education Blog - October 5, 2015 - 1:40pm

With another school year underway, student success in the classroom depends in large part upon family engagement. Children thrive when parents and caretakers are more involved in their child’s education. Throughout the country, state and local governments, organizations, and schools are working hard to involve parents – and fathers in particular – in the success of all students.

Fathers of PS 37Q students.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Education’s Family and Community Engagement team released a new parent checklist to give families the right tools and appropriate questions to ask as they become more engaged. To the extent that it’s possible, it is important that both parents – mothers and fathers – are involved during this process.

Fathers of students at PS MS147Q.

President Obama has frequently stressed the importance of “responsible fatherhood” in remarks about his own personal experience and the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. Other tools such as www.fatherhood.gov are valuable resources to dads who want to become more involved.

In New York, the New York City’s Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) has partnered with HHS, ED and other federal partners to sponsor the annual Dads Take Your Child to School Day. The yearly September event reaches hundreds of schools and thousands of fathers and father figures throughout the State and provides them with the tools they need to become active partners in their children’s lives and education.

Through this initiative, fathers and mentors participate in various motivational training sessions that help build a strong bond between father and child. Fathers are introduced to leaders in the national, state and local “responsible fatherhood” movement and learn about resources that will help them support the positive educational growth for their children.

The saying that “It takes a village to raise a child” continues to resonate because there is real truth in those words. When fathers are more engaged in the education of their children, these same children have the opportunity to become the nation’s next great leaders.

For additional information, visit the Dads Take Your Child to School Day website or view the 2015 public service announcement.

Taylor Ramsey is an Education Program Specialist in the Department of Education’s Region 2 and Scott Leach is Director of the Fatherhood Initiative, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.

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Clinton Rips Free-College Proposals as Benefiting 'Donald Trump's Kids'

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 5, 2015 - 1:22pm

The Democratic presidential candidate's remarks served as a rebuke to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, her chief rival for the party's nomination.

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United Negro College Fund Receives $50-Million Gift for Career Development

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 5, 2015 - 11:47am

A gift from the Lilly Endowment aims to help historically black institutions prepare students for jobs after college.

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Coalition’s Plans for New Application Platform Stir Debate

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 4, 2015 - 9:51pm

Admissions officers and college counselors got a description of the new site over the weekend — and a chance to critique it.

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Researcher's Goal: An Admissions Process That Rewards 'Ethical Character'

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 4, 2015 - 9:51pm

The project grew from the worry that many teens are too focused on their own success and that colleges are contributing to that problem.

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Tough on Colleges, Arne Duncan Bequeaths Record of Advocacy for Students

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 4, 2015 - 9:51pm

Assessments of the education secretary’s seven-year tenure credit him with changing the culture of the department to one of accountability and transparency.

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Where Else Are You Applying? Colleges Can't Ask Applicants Much Longer

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 4, 2015 - 9:51pm

New ethical guidelines approved by the National Association for College Admission Counseling forbid the question, which dozens of colleges currently use to help them predict who will enroll.

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On the Academic Job Market, Does Patience Pay Off?

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 4, 2015 - 9:00pm

Some advisers say young scholars should expect to spend several years looking for tenure-track positions; others emphasize the need to strike quickly. Vitae's JobTracker project tries to get a read on the reality.

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U. of Louisville Is Said to Have Plied Basketball Recruits With Wine and Women

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 4, 2015 - 2:55pm

A top athletics official at the university paid strippers and prostitutes to provide sexual services in hopes of persuading the recruits to enroll, according to a forthcoming book.

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Tracking the 2015 Nobel Prize Winners

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 4, 2015 - 2:54pm

Three scientists shared the prize in physiology or medicine for their discovery of drugs that have "revolutionized" the treatment of parasitic diseases.

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The Week

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 3, 2015 - 10:28pm

What you need to know about the past seven days.


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What I'm Reading: ‘A Mathematician’s Lament’

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 3, 2015 - 10:28pm

What if music were taught without ever having students listen to it, an English instructor wonders after reading a math teacher’s lament.

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