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Jul 14, 2014
As Christian colleges seek exemptions from parts of some federal laws, two institutions face legal challenges to their treatment of transgender students -- and Education Department exempts one from part of Title IX.

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January 23, 2013 - 10:04pm

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.

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September 13, 2012 - 9:21pm

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.

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August 21, 2012 - 10:18am

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.

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May 2, 2012

Should college faculties ever vote to take collective stands on political issues? A debate at William Mitchell raises the question.

April 30, 2012

Nearly 30 percent of the operating budget of the Teaching Academy at New Mexico State University comes from money donated by faculty members.

April 17, 2012

Supreme Court will decide on whether less expensive, foreign-made editions of textbooks can be lawfully sold to thrifty U.S. students.

April 10, 2012

The longer students are in college, the less likely they are to be interested in promoting understanding across lines of race and ethnicity, study finds.

April 2, 2012

North Carolina colleges have emerged as centers of dissent as the state debates a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages and unions.

March 28, 2012

U. of Texas at Austin student paper faces viral backlash over cartoon on Trayvon Martin.

March 20, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear appeal of Christian fraternity and sorority denied recognition by San Diego State University.

February 24, 2012

Professor posted on his course website photograph of himself with scantily clad women. Not everyone saw how this would advance the study of philosophy.

February 10, 2012

Federal judge finds no First Amendment violation in U. of Toledo getting rid of HR director who -- contrary to university's policies -- wrote op-ed saying that gay people don't deserve civil rights protections.

February 3, 2012

A gathering of presidents from more conservative Christian colleges discusses what to do about controversies surrounding gay and lesbian students.

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