When parents, teachers, lawmakers and communities debate over which part of the American education system should receive the most scrutiny or support, adult education, specifically General Educational Development (GED), is rarely in contention. Conceptually adult education programs serve those who depart school without diplomas and are now seeking a credential to access the workforce or postsecondary opportunities.
Over the past couple of years the censoring of self-expression has been a hot topic on many campuses. Recently the media washed ashore a new wave of controversy concerning Hampton University’s business school policy that restricts MBA students from wearing their hair in locs (or what is more commonly referred to as “Dread-locs”). This comes on the heels of the brouhaha that developed following the implementation of a written dress code policy at Morehouse College.
In recent years the higher education community has focused more on the role institutions’ play in student success. For a long time the blame for failure has been laid squarely at the feet of students. If a student dropped out of college it was assumed that they were unmotivated, under-prepared, or lacked the aptitude required to be a college graduate. The fact that dropouts were admitted meant that they somehow fell through an admissions crack undetected.
CSU-San Marcos starts reaching out to foster youth in high school and continues giving personalized support at the institutional level.
Chair of new federal effort to promote black educational attainment says that focus on data and accountability could yield much-needed results.
2 male philosophers propose that scholars stay away from conferences that don’t have female keynoters.
As professors at many campuses complain that they are shut out of decision-making, Alcorn State asks faculty to help decide which administrators' jobs to eliminate, and which need a new person in the post.
Tarrant County College agrees to pay $160,000 to instructor who says she lost her job for being a lesbian. Lawyer says case shows that bias based on sexual orientation can be fought even in states that don't bar it.
New study suggests that if Supreme Court bars consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions, consequences could be significant in graduate education.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette faces backlash over the first minor of its kind in the state.
Len Niehoff worked on the legal team that saved affirmative action during the last Supreme Court review of the practice. As a law school teacher, he writes that he finds the arguments even more compelling.
Kent John Chabotar wants faculty members and students to be more open to those who disagree with them.
Women sociologists with children are more likely than those without to have tenured jobs, study finds.