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.
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.
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.
New study documents that there are groups of black and Latino males in urban high schools who are poised for college success, and who generally don't know their college options.
Recent sanctions by colleges against faculty members have some calling for renewed discussion of when a professor should and shouldn't be removed from duty.
Some faculty members are outraged that science education magazine published letter of anti-gay rhetoric.
Segregation in sororities is neither a surprise nor unique to Alabama, experts on the Greek system say.
Following reports that U. of Alabama sororities won't admit black members, president of university imposes system that will expand opportunities to join chapters. Is this enough?
A Columbia professor got very detailed on his website about what he expects of his graduate students. Some praise his clarity, but others have been taken aback by his strict rules.
Members of a fledgling fraternity at the University of Texas at Dallas strive both to be true to Islam and to just "have fun."
White House office gets as its new leader the former president of South Carolina State.
American Sociological Association tries to figure out the gender choices members should get to categorize themselves -- and the process is far from simple.
Only months after a ruling on affirmative action, higher ed groups again turn to the justices -- this time urging that Michigan's ban on the consideration of race in admissions be overturned.
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