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Departures at Gates Foundation Stir Speculation About Its Plans for Higher Ed

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 21, 2018 - 5:32pm
Some observers hope the foundation will use its time of transition to promote fresher options both outside of traditional colleges and within academe.
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Ashford U. Faces New Setback in Battle Over GI Bill Funds

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 21, 2018 - 5:05pm
The for-profit university, recently the subject of a Chronicle investigation over its attempts to skirt state oversight requirements, has failed to get California’s approval to serve veterans.
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After a Mass Shooting, Education Programs Confront a Question: ‘Am I Obligated to Take a Bullet for My Students?’

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 21, 2018 - 3:44pm
Colleges’ education programs typically do not require training in how to respond to an active shooter. But some are rethinking their curriculum.
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President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP): Celebrating Student Achievement And Hard Work in the Classroom

U.S. Department of Education Blog | Ed.gov - February 21, 2018 - 1:15pm

Graduating elementary, middle and high school students can be recognized.

School principals or designated school representatives may pre-order certificates at 1-877-897-4784.

President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) student recipients are selected annually by their school principal. Last year, PEAP provided individual recognition to nearly three million graduates at the elementary, middle and high school level at more than 30,000 public, private and military schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Outlying Areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

Students receive a certificate and schools receive a letter signed by the President and U.S. Secretary of Education.

School Year 2017-18 program materials are now available from PEAP’s partners: the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the Association for Middle-Level Education and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). The materials outline how to order certificates before the end of the school year. Certificates are absolutely FREE – and there is no limit.

Please review the list of participating schools at https://www.ed.gov/presedaward/. If your local school does not currently participate, please reach out and urge them to do so this year. We want to recognize ALL graduates for their accomplishments.

Background –

PEAP was founded in 1983. Every year since then, the program has provided principals with the opportunity to recognize students who meet high standards of academic excellence, as well as those who have given their best effort – often overcoming obstacles in their learning. Eligible students are selected by their principal under two categories.

        

  • The President’s Award for Educational Excellence recognizes academic success in the classroom. To be eligible, students must meet a few academic requirements, including a high grade point average or other school-set criteria and a choice of either state test performance or teacher recommendations.
  • The President’s Award for Educational Achievement recognizes students that show outstanding educational growth, improvement, commitment, or intellectual development in their subjects but do not meet the academic criteria above. Its purpose is to encourage and reward students who give their best effort, often in the face of special obstacles, based on criteria developed at each school.

 

Frances Hopkins is director of the President’s Education Awards Program at the U.S. Department of Education.

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The Faculty-Retirement Conundrum

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 21, 2018 - 11:43am
Professors may want to retire, but they also have jobs they don’t want to give up. Here’s how administrators can smooth faculty members’ paths into retirement.
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Battling Sexual Assault on Campus

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 21, 2018 - 11:37am
The heat is on colleges to prevent sexual violence and to respond to reports of it. Here are college officials’ legal obligations and what strategies they are using.
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What in the World Is Going on Between Olivet U. and Newsweek?

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 21, 2018 - 9:09am
A small California Bible college has found itself at the center of a controversy, with possible criminal implications, involving the magazine and its parent company.
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The Urgent Plea of an Undocumented Trustee

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 20, 2018 - 4:56pm
“Dreamers” must stay in school, and lawmakers must provide a path forward, says Jorge Reyes Salinas, a student trustee for the California State University System.
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Teaching Newsletter FAQ

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 20, 2018 - 12:14pm
Everything you need to know about The Chronicle’s weekly newsletter on teaching and learning.
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Claims of Bullying and an Offensive Costume Follow Adams State President’s Departure

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 20, 2018 - 10:57am
The university’s Board of Trustees placed Beverlee J. McClure on leave last week. 
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Education Dept. Eyes Changes in Bankrupt Borrowers’ Ability to Discharge Loans

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 20, 2018 - 9:42am
The Trump administration may be signaling that it wants to take a closer look at streamlining the forgiveness process. That may find some unlikely allies on the Hill.
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As Kaplan Sale Faces Final Hurdle, Purdue President Criticizes Faculty Opponents

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 20, 2018 - 9:30am
"If that had been turned in on a term paper, you’d have given it an F," Mitch Daniels said of a letter opposing his university's deal to acquire the for-profit institution.
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You Can Help Make Sure Freshmen Show Up. Here's How.

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 18, 2018 - 4:30pm
Colleges are experimenting with a high-tech system that uses old-fashioned personal attention to curb enrollment’s “summer melt.”
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His Video on Black Men's Frustrations Went Viral. Now He’s Getting a Ph.D.

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 18, 2018 - 4:30pm
As an undergraduate, Sy Stokes shared his insights in spoken word. Now he sees "different avenues for disrupting the system."
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Help Make Sure Freshmen Show Up

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 18, 2018 - 4:30pm
Colleges are experimenting with a high-tech system that uses old-fashioned personal attention to curb enrollment’s "summer melt."
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What I'm Reading: ‘What’s College Good For?’

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 18, 2018 - 4:30pm
After an economics professor poses the question, an English professor is driven to respond.
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An Organizational Guide for the Harried Dean

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 18, 2018 - 4:30pm
An arts-and-sciences dean and his co-author look at various approaches deans can take to organize their colleges and ward off crises.
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Selected New Books on Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 18, 2018 - 4:30pm
The latest topics include how changing demographics will affect college enrollment and how to teach writing to working-class students.
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Fight ‘Summer Melt’

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 18, 2018 - 4:30am
Each year, thousands of students intending to go to college fail to actually enroll. Georgia State University takes a high-tech but personalized approach to getting them to campus in the fall.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (2/23/2018)

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 18, 2018 - 4:25am
C. Mauli Agrawal will lead the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and Sheryl Kubiak will be dean of social work at Wayne State University.
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