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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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August 20, 2013
Study links gender gap in high school grade-point average with students' intentions, as early as middle school, to go to college.
August 15, 2013
College's new president rescinds job offer to African bishop who faced criticism for his past statements about gay people.
August 5, 2013
Washington State's community colleges add voluntary questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to all student registration forms.  
July 31, 2013
Black and Latino young people are greatly underrepresented at selective colleges and overrepresented at open-access institutions -- and the trends are worsening.
July 29, 2013
Unprecedented federal settlement finding a middle school violated Title IX by discriminating against a transgender student has legal implications for colleges, too, experts say.
July 23, 2013
If all the physics professors at a college are men, is that a sign of bias? Not according to analysis by the American Institute of Physics.
July 22, 2013
Student sues Pima Community College, claiming she was suspended for objecting to students using Spanish instead of English in class.
July 11, 2013
Everyone seems to have a theory as to why humanities majors are disappearing. One doctoral student thinks the trend is due to women's widening career paths. His notion is gaining traction.
July 8, 2013
The law and the logic on which colleges have relied are both becoming harder to defend, writes Stephen T. Asma.
July 8, 2013
Whatever one thinks of current forms of affirmative action, it's time to focus more on economics, writes Matthew Gaertner.

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