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6 Things to Know about the Education Freedom Scholarships

U.S. Department of Education Blog | Ed.gov - February 28, 2019 - 9:00am

This proposal would empower students and families to choose the best education setting for them – regardless of where they live, how much they make, and how they learn. Here are 6 things you should know about Education Freedom Scholarships: 1.) This proposal would drive a historic voluntary investment in America’s students and our future.

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How One Instructor Shows Her Students That Good Writing Matters

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 28, 2019 - 8:18am
Many students think they won’t need to write much once they’re done with college. How can you change their minds?
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Education Dept. Cuts Off Student-Aid Funds for Argosy U.

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 27, 2019 - 8:05pm
The financially troubled university was said to have taken $13 million that was supposed to be disbursed to students and used it instead to pay its staff and vendors.
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UCF May Pay Its Former President to Leave. Here’s How That Deal Stacks Up Against Others Like It.

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 27, 2019 - 5:14pm
Dale Whittaker could collect $600,000 after holding the University of Central Florida’s top job for just eight months. If approved, the settlement would be among the largest paid to a chief executive this decade.
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Michael Cohen Testifies That He Threatened Colleges and College Board if They Released Trump’s Records

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 27, 2019 - 10:21am
The president’s former personal lawyer told a House committee that he had warned the College Board, Fordham University, and the University of Pennsylvania of legal action if they disclosed Trump’s SAT scores and grades.
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What Do Americans Think About Affirmative Action? It Depends on How You Ask

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 27, 2019 - 2:01am
The public approves of affirmative action broadly, according to one new survey. But another found that most disapprove of the use of race in admissions.
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2 Years Was the Path For Me in CTE

U.S. Department of Education Blog | Ed.gov - February 26, 2019 - 12:13pm

There are many young adults who find it very difficult to identify their career passion and explore how to turn that passion into a successful career. That was me, until I discovered my high school’s Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) program. This program helped me discover my passion for Culinary Arts. My culinary class was

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How Colleges Use the Curriculum to Encourage Resilience

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 26, 2019 - 10:38am
In the face of a student mental-health crisis, a few colleges are putting wellness into the curriculum.
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Does Higher Ed Need to Rediscover Generosity?

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 26, 2019 - 9:34am
We talk to Kathleen Fitzpatrick, a professor of English at Michigan State University, an influential digital-humanities scholar, and the author of Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University.
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‘We Need Leadership’: Athletes’ Protest Draws Attention to Lingering Confederate Symbol at Ole Miss

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 25, 2019 - 7:50pm
Supporters of the Old South are drawn to a place like the University of Mississippi, says one student, in part because a prominent statue to the Confederacy still stands there.
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Most Americans Think Government Support for Public Colleges Is Rising or Flat. They’re Wrong.

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 25, 2019 - 7:09pm
In survey results released on Monday, 27 percent of respondents said funding had grown since 2009 and 32 percent said it had stayed the same. In fact, it has dropped by $9 billion.
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U. of Michigan Just Expanded Its Ban on Student-Instructor Romance. Here’s Why.

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 25, 2019 - 3:28pm
The three-campus system overhauled its policy, heralding an age of airtight rules on such potentially problematic relationships.
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Can Students Handle the Big Questions?

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 24, 2019 - 4:30pm
A philosophy course at Notre Dame that asks the big questions has become so popular that its creator is working to bring it to other colleges.
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How Learning Communities Can Keep Higher Ed’s Most At-Risk Students on Track

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 24, 2019 - 4:30pm
Close-knit academic networks form strong bonds among students. A mix of intensive advising and mentoring helps them stay focused, too.
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48% of Female Undergrads at Duke Say They Were Sexually Assaulted While Enrolled, Up Sharply From 2016

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 22, 2019 - 5:01pm
The comparable number for women three years ago was 40 percent. The share of male students who told surveyors of a sexual assault also jumped, to 14 percent from 10 percent.
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On Campuses, Electric Scooters Meet Speed Bumps

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 22, 2019 - 3:20pm
Eager students have seized the chance to zip around campus quickly and cheaply. And frustrated college officials have seized piles and piles of scooters.
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Despite Raising $9.5 Million, Bennett College Loses Accreditation

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 22, 2019 - 1:05pm
The accreditor upheld its initial decision to remove the North Carolina college’s recognition even though it raised $4 million more than it needed to be in good standing.
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How Hampshire Was Brought to the Brink

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 21, 2019 - 5:30pm
Distinctiveness has long been the college’s calling card. Now it may threaten its survival.
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Every Sunday, These Historians Go to the Movies — All in the Name of Digital Community

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 21, 2019 - 4:06pm
They view a different film every Sunday night, and post about it on Twitter. The ritual has attracted quite a following.
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Transitions: New Chancellor at CUNY, Monmouth College Names Provost

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 21, 2019 - 9:27am
The president of the system's Queens College will lead the City University of New York. Monmouth named its interim provost to the post permanently.
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