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Florida A&M's football woes spotlight lack of resources

Florida A&M’s football team called out administrators after 26 players were declared ineligible for the season opener. Now the university is facing calls for accountability.

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Willie Simmons and Deion Sanders, both Black men in athletic wear and baseball caps, confer during a game.

Teacher shortage tied to education programs' enrollment drop

Education colleges and teacher preparation programs are creating new incentives to lure students, hoping to reverse years of enrollment declines and fill classroom vacancies.

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A primary school teacher stands at the front of a classroom. On the whiteboard behind her, assignments are written down in curly handwriting.

Student with disabilities says Caltech failed to support her

A Caltech student who couldn't regularly attend class because of a seizure disorder was denied flexibility on attendance. She chronicled the dispute in the campus newspaper; the university defended itself in a letter to the editor.

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Building sale, remote work helped Pa. system redesign

The Pennsylvania state higher ed system sold off the building that housed the chancellor’s office and made the former occupants remote workers. The move was a reflection of system leaders’ attempts to innovate and adjust to new workplace realities.

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Map of the PASSHE system, showing campus locations throughout the state.

New Title IX rules raise concerns for the accused

Critics of newly proposed Title IX regulations fear that the Biden administration is stripping away due process; others believe the Department of Education is striking an appropriate balance.

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Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, a middle-aged Hispanic man with glasses and a goatee.

Persistence rose for students starting college in fall 2020

A report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that persistence rose among first-time students in fall 2020 compared to the previous year. But researchers say the findings are a mixed bag.

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Students in masks sit on the steps of a campus quad.

Full-time online M.B.A. enrollment surpasses in-person programs

Thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, online M.B.A. programs have gained stature—and students. That’s good news for accessibility, and a promising model for other graduate programs.

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Transfer student enrollment continued to fall last year

A new study finds that transfer enrollment from two- to four-year institutions dropped precipitously across all demographics and institutions. The consequences could be stark for underserved students.

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A student walking to class at Glendale Community College in Arizona.

More students report psychological disabilities

The national mental health crisis plaguing colleges is stretching disability support offices, where more students are registering psychological disorders to receive classroom accommodations.

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A young woman looks down as she talks to her therapist.

Survey: College students reflect on mental health and campus help

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33% of students feel the pandemic has made them focus more on caring for their mental health.

While the pandemic has taken a serious toll on students, few have stayed in a dark place the entire time, and the present time period is rated by the greatest percentage of students as the best one in terms of mental health.

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