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Apr 01, 2014
What do academic departments risk when they're not perceived as being "flexible" enough to accommodate work-family balance? A lot -- and not only parents feel the pinch, a new study suggests.

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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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June 29, 2011
Study finds students are more likely to see gay and lesbian professors as biased than they are straight professors -- based on the same syllabus.
June 28, 2011
The "model minority" myth notwithstanding, many Asian students need help succeeding in college. A new association wants to make sure they get it.
June 28, 2011
Women from Pakistan, Canada and the United States consider the implications of the brutal attack on a graduate student from Bangladesh -- and the reactions to it.
June 27, 2011
The authors of Academically Adrift may be letting black students off the hook, to the students' own detriment, writes Roy L. Beasley.
June 27, 2011
Looking for savings, Tennessee State eliminates "low-producing" majors, including physics and Africana studies. Critics ask why a black college would cut such offerings.
May 27, 2011
U.S. Education Department expands on edict to colleges about not shutting out disabled students with technology.
May 25, 2011
Association's penalties for athletes' poor classroom performance particularly affect college sports' "have-nots" — especially black institutions.
May 24, 2011
State leaders who want to improve historically black colleges need to focus on students and budget fairness, not governance changes, writes James T. Minor.
May 23, 2011
Stanton L. Jones argues that Christian colleges that bar gay sex can still be supportive of gay students.
May 23, 2011
Colleges serving Asian-American students are now eligible for more federal grant programs.

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