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.
Looking for savings, Tennessee State eliminates "low-producing" majors, including physics and Africana studies. Critics ask why a black college would cut such offerings.
U.S. Education Department expands on edict to colleges about not shutting out disabled students with technology.
Association's penalties for athletes' poor classroom performance particularly affect college sports' "have-nots" — especially black institutions.
State leaders who want to improve historically black colleges need to focus on students and budget fairness, not governance changes, writes James T. Minor.
Stanton L. Jones argues that Christian colleges that bar gay sex can still be supportive of gay students.
Colleges serving Asian-American students are now eligible for more federal grant programs.
U. of Washington aims to boost number of female professors in STEM fields by recruiting those in industry.
A chair at UC Davis steps down after inquiry into the way he responded to a student's pregnancy.
New Arizona law would bar public colleges and universities from applying anti-bias rules to religious groups or students.
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