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Congressional committees are once again accepting proposed earmarks from lawmakers, and reforms to the controversial practice could be in higher education’s favor.
Lambda School advertised a job placement rate of 80 percent or higher for its coding boot camps. Three students say the for-profit company knew that was false. They are demanding arbitration.

Digital Learning, Teaching With Technology

New report recommends investigating structures impeding success among students of color before throwing money at problems -- and also says more research and research funding are needed.
Spurred by the national focus on racial justice and socioeconomic disparities revealed by the pandemic, the country's higher education institutions and philanthropists are ramping up efforts to serve students currently or formerly in prison.
As an echo pandemic intensifies mental health issues for college students, higher education’s leading telehealth provider TimelyMD and social impact education innovator EVERFI are teaming up to help campus leaders address an ongoing and unrelenting student mental health crisis.

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Ilana Horwitz explores some of the consequences of higher education institutions sweeping religion under the rug.

Career Advice

While the chances of a high-school dropout becoming a professor remain low, Gretchen Soderlund shares lesson from a few, including herself, who made the grade.
With Togetherall’s anonymous online peer-to-peer community—monitored by mental health practitioners—students who feel alone never need to be. Mental health does not discriminate, and here, students from a diverse population can safely connect and belong – breaking barriers of mental health stigma and positively impacting their success.

Blogs

Higher Ed Gamma

May 18, 2021
The fate of academic freedom and campus free speech in the age of social media and political polarization.

Call to Action: Marketing and Communications in Higher Education

May 18, 2021
Why now is the time to revisit your employee communications strategy.
Provosts recently reported that only 18% of faculty “are very or extremely connected to administration” (IHE 2021 Provost Survey). Connect faculty to transparent reporting and make professional development accessible, equitable and available on-demand. Learn more.

The Key Podcast

This week’s episode of The Key examines a major report that proposes a new definition of how to judge whether colleges and programs are providing a good return on investment to their students –- with a particular focus on whether they’re ensuring equity.

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