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The Law School Hiring Market Undervalues Women, Minorities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The latest attack on efforts to support diversity comes in the form of a lawsuit targeting Northwestern University’s law school. The suit accuses the school’s faculty and administration of snubbing high-profile white male applicants. The 30-page complaint gets so many facts wrong that it is difficult to know where to begin. Since the plaintiffs decided to make the “high-demand, low-supply field” of tax law an example, I’d like to acknowledge one undeniably true statement: there are very few mino

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Updates to Decades-Old New Federal Standards for Race, Ethnicity Data Will Change How Students are Counted

IHEP Institute for Higher Education Policy

Higher education leaders, institutions, and systems need data that are accurate, accessible, and disaggregated by race and ethnicity in ways that reflect the increasing diversity of today’s students. Such data is crucial for identifying areas of need, allocating resources effectively, and developing targeted programs that support students from all backgrounds, especially students from historically underrepresented backgrounds and those whose racial and ethnic identities have been historically un

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Saint Augustine’s University Reinstated as SACSCOC Member

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Marcus H. Burgess An arbitration committee appointed by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has reversed a decision to strip Saint Augustine’s University (SAU), a historically Black university in Raleigh, North Carolina, of its membership. “This reinstatement acknowledges SAU’s relentless dedication to upholding academic standards and ensuring a thriving educational environment for our students,” said SAU Interim President Dr.

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SAVE Plan Blocked: The Court’s Ruling Explained

Student Loan Planner

In a one-page order, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals effectively blocked any new sign-ups for the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) repayment plan pending further litigation. The ruling blocks the government from implementing any additional provisions of SAVE, and it probably suggests that the Court thinks the SAVE plan is not legal in… The post SAVE Plan Blocked: The Court’s Ruling Explained appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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Voz Estudiantil: Educación Técnica y Vocacional en Puerto Rico

Ed.gov Homeroom

By: Eliomar Santiago Rodriguez, Estudiante de Grado 12 de la Escuela Superior Vocacional Antonio Luchetti en Arecibo, Puerto Rico Soy estudiante de grado 12 del taller de Electricidad con Controladores Lógicos Programables (PLC, por sus siglas en inglés) y Energías Renovables en la Escuela Superior Vocacional Antonio Luchetti, en Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

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University of Alabama System Institutions Shutter DEI Offices

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has announced steps it will take to comply with Senate Bill 129 affecting diversity, equity and inclusion programming on University of Alabama System campuses. Dr. Ray L. Watts The bill bans, among several prohibitions, certain public entities from maintaining diversity, equity, and inclusion offices and from sponsoring diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.

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Failure isn’t final… unless you allow it to be.

Steve Keating

There has been so much stuff written about failure that I hesitate to add to the pile. Motivational wisdom says that failure is part of success. Failing is a great way to learn. Failing just means you’re trying. It’s all great stuff. Except, I’d prefer success without failure. I think there are more fun ways to learn than failing. And I’d especially hope people can tell I’m trying even if I’m not failing.

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#ASCA24 Conference Highlights - Presentations, Simmering Sessions, Friends, Food, and Fun!

School Counselor Blog

I’m still #FiredUp from the ASCA Conference in Kansas City, MO! During the ASCA Conference, I presented two sessions, attended inspiring presentations, and connected with school counselors from across the country. I also made sure to carve out some time for fun! Here are some highlights from my ASCA Conference experience this year. Presenting at #ASCA24 Market Your School Counseling Program On Day 1 of the ASCA National Conference I presented “Market Your School Counseling Program.

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Unveiling New Tools for Educators, School Counselors and Advisors: Enhance College Decision-Making with Our Latest College Scorecard Toolkits

Ed.gov Homeroom

By: John Garcia, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development The U.S. Department of Education (Department), under the leadership of U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, is committed to ensuring an inclusive and accessible higher education system. As part of that commitment, the Department has developed various tools and Continue Reading The post Unveiling New Tools for Educators, School Counselors and Advisors: Enhance College Decision-

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Reminder: Title IV Eligibility Requirements for Unaccompanied, Homeless Youth

College Aid Services

The latest electronic announcement outlines 2024-25 federal guidelines to determine when a FAFSA applicant qualifies for independent status as a unaccompanied youth who is homeless, self-supporting, or at risk of being homeless. It emphasizes important details such what documentation that financial aid offices need to collect and when it is appropriate to request additional information… More » Reminder: Title IV Eligibility Requirements for Unaccompanied, Homeless Youth The post Reminder:

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How to Succeed in the 2nd Half of the Year

CAMPUSPEAK

Ok, so your New Year’s Resolution fizzled out in…… February. No worries at all because today is the day you make… The post How to Succeed in the 2nd Half of the Year appeared first on CAMPUSPEAK.

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Tips to Eliminate Food Waste

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Did you know that around 96% of food waste ends up in landfills? Instead of letting food go to waste, follow these tips to decrease food waste: Before grocery shopping, check your fridge, freezer, and pantry for ingredients you already have. This prevents buying duplicates! Plan out the meals you will be cooking that week, and only buy food items for those meals.

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Using Technology to Streamline the Student Experience with Dustin Ramsdell

Civitas Learning

Subscribe: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Youtube Music | Full Transcript At a time when students are increasingly driven by careers and less by traditional academic pathways, institutions are adapting their offerings and technology systems to better support a new generation of students. Dustin Ramsdell, education technology leader and host of the Higher Ed Geek Podcast, discusses this trend with us and shares his professional insights on how institutions can provide more accessible student pathways

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FSA Resolves NSLDS Reports Tool Issue, Advises All Users to Renew Credentials

College Aid Services

Following a recent upgrade, several users reported that NSLDS Reports Tool did not accept their valid credentials when they attempted to log in through the NSLDS Professional Access portal. FSA has already contacted impacted users to resolve the problem and is urging everyone to renew their NSLDS credentials to ensure that they do not experience… More » FSA Resolves NSLDS Reports Tool Issue, Advises All Users to Renew Credentials The post FSA Resolves NSLDS Reports Tool Issue, Advises All

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Resilient Resistance: Sustaining DEI Efforts During A Time of Crisis

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In some ways, 2020 seemed like it would be a watershed year for diversity officers. Given the spate of high-profile murders of Black Americans, we witnessed a surge of national empathy. In a short span of time, many college and university leaders within predominantly white institutions (PWIs) rushed to support DEI initiatives. Perhaps you recall the riotous clamor for “courageous” or “fierce conversations” — basically, a hunger for “real talk” about the perils of white supremacy and anti-Blackne

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Test-optional admission during the pandemic and implications for college selectivity and enrollment

NACAC's Admitted

By Kelly Rosinger and Dominique J. Baker Colleges and universities nationwide turned to test-optional admission policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, our research team at the College Admissions Futures Co-Laborative set out to examine test-optional implementation during the pandemic, how colleges varied in test-optional policy implementation, and the implications of test-optional admission for college selectivity and enrollmen

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Amending Tax Returns from Separate to Joint for Student Loans: When and How to Do It

Student Loan Planner

Many student loan borrowers file their taxes as married filing separately to exclude their spouse’s income from the calculation. This can lead to a lower income-driven repayment (IDR) for student loans, but the decision sometimes comes with much higher tax costs, as married filing separately generally costs more than filing jointly. Did you know there's… The post Amending Tax Returns from Separate to Joint for Student Loans: When and How to Do It appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Full STEM Ahead: Supporting Girls of Color in the Field of STEM

Ed.gov Homeroom

By: Megan Chan, STEM Policy Intern, Office of the Deputy Secretary In the ever-evolving world of STEM, dedicating spaces and opportunities to amplify girls of color are essential for their overall advancement in the field. This summer, I am serving as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Policy Intern at the U.S. Department of Continue Reading The post Full STEM Ahead: Supporting Girls of Color in the Field of STEM appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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Smart Summer Money Moves: Financial Strategies for High School and College Students

CFAA College Financial Aid Advisors

Summer is not just a time for relaxation and fun—it’s also a great opportunity for high school and college students to take proactive steps towards managing their finances and setting themselves up for success. Whether you’re saving up for college expenses, planning for the future, or looking to gain valuable financial skills, here are some effective money strategies to consider during the summer months: #1: Work and Earn Summer jobs or internships can provide valuable work experience and a ste

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Muhammad Leaves Harvard, Accepts Tenured Post at Princeton

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Harvard Kennedy School professor Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad has accepted a tenured position at Princeton University. Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad Muhammad is the Ford Foundation Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. A prominent scholar, he directs the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project and is the former director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a division of the New York Public Library.

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Court Stops US Dept. of Ed. From Using Newest Borrower Defense and Closed School Discharge Rules: What Borrowers Need To Know

NCLC Student Loan Borrower Assistance

Each year, thousands of borrowers struggle with repaying their federal student loan debt after they attended predatory schools that lied or withheld important information to get them to enroll, or closed and prevented them from completing their program. These borrowers are often left with debt but without a valuable degree–or often any degree at all.

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How to Reallocate 2023-24 Campus-Based Funds, Request Supplemental Funds for 2024-25

College Aid Services

Federal Student Aid has released guidance for how institutions can utilize their excess Federal Work-Study and FSEOG funds using the 2023-24 Reallocation Form when it becomes available on or after August 1, 2024. Remaining funds from the current academic year can also be used to employ students seeking community service jobs in 2024-25 if schools… More » How to Reallocate 2023-24 Campus-Based Funds, Request Supplemental Funds for 2024-25 The post How to Reallocate 2023-24 Campus-Based Fund

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Student Voice: Career and Technical Education in Puerto Rico

Ed.gov Homeroom

By: Eliomar Santiago Rodriguez, Senior Student at Antonio Luchetti Vocational High School in Arecibo, Puerto Rico I am a 12th grade student of the Electricity with the Programmer Logical Controller (PLC) and Renewable Energy workshop at the Antonio Luchetti Vocational High School in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. My education has definitely prepared me to pursue a Continue Reading The post Student Voice: Career and Technical Education in Puerto Rico appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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Staying Current With the New Regulations Effective in July 2024 – Why You Should Update Your Financial Aid Policies and Procedures

HEAG

Have you reviewed and updated your school’s financial aid policies and procedures manual this year? Given the significant updates to FAFSA regulations taking effect in July, it is more important than ever to review your operating manuals to ensure you … Read more ».

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Pharr Selected to Lead Pitt Community College

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Maria A. Pharr has been named president of Pitt Community College (PCC). Dr. Maria Pharr “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as next president of Pitt Community College and look forward to contributing to the college’s legacy of leadership excellence,” said Pharr. Pharr starts the role Aug. 13, becoming the first woman in the college’s 63-year history to serve as president.

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SAVE Student Loan Plan Blocked: 8 Key Takeaways for Borrowers Seeking Relief

Student Loan Planner

Last week, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary order blocking the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) plan. SAVE is President Biden's newest income-driven repayment (IDR) program designed to be more affordable than previous IDR options like Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE). Here's what the order on SAVE means and what… The post SAVE Student Loan Plan Blocked: 8 Key Takeaways for Borrowers Seeking Relief appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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White House Approves $1.2 Billion in Loan Forgiveness for 35,000 Public Service Workers

College Aid Services

35,000 public service workers across the country will receive $1.2 billion in forgiveness as part of the Biden administration’s ongoing commitment to reforming the loan repayment system. This latest announcement will impact every day Americans like police officers, nurses, and teachers who are enrolled in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF).

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Breaking Barriers: Creating Inclusive STEM Education for All Students

Ed.gov Homeroom

By: Alina de Zoysa, STEM Policy Intern, Office of the Deputy Secretary On the first day of my freshman year, I walked into my AP Biology classroom and once again saw a familiar sight: I was the only minority. Throughout my education, my advanced STEM classrooms consistently lacked peers and educators who looked like me. Continue Reading The post Breaking Barriers: Creating Inclusive STEM Education for All Students appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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How to Avoid Jumping to Conclusions

Steve Keating

There’s a lot of good that comes from jumping. Jumping to catch a baseball as it’s going over the outfield wall can get you on ESPN’s SportsCenter. Jumping to get out of the way of an oncoming train can be literally life-saving. And then of course there is my personal favorite, jumping for joy. I mean, really, who doesn’t like joy? But not all jumping is good.

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Proposed Regulations Looks to Increase College Access

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New proposed regulations could increase college access for high school students and provide better public data on student outcomes, according to officials at the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Miguel Cardona The department’s proposal — partly to increase oversight over distance education programs and to promote student-focused student aid programs — adds changes to the federal TRIO programs, Distance Education, and Return to Title IV.

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6 Easy Steps to Check Your Student Loan Forgiveness Progress in New PSLF System

Student Loan Planner

The Biden administration has completed the transition of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program from MOHELA to StudentAid.gov. This move streamlines the process for borrowers pursuing PSLF, eliminating the need to transfer servicers and potentially face disruptions. First, some background on the transition. Then we’ll explore how to navigate the new PSLF tracking system.… The post 6 Easy Steps to Check Your Student Loan Forgiveness Progress in New PSLF System appeared first on

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TANGELIA KELLY

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Tangelia Kelly Tangelia Kelly has been named interim executive director of university communications at Jackson State University. She served as the director of marketing. Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Jackson State, an MBA from Belhaven University, and a Ph.D. in educational administration and supervision, also from Jackson State.

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Clark Atlanta, Harvard to Support Up-and-Coming HBCU Presidents

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Harvard University is partnering with Clark Atlanta University to help cultivate and empower the next generation of leaders at historically Black colleges and universities through its Harvard Seminar for New Presidents. Dr. Judith Block McLaughlin Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery Initiative has committed to increasing access to professional development for HBCUs Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) at Clark Atlanta.