Mon.May 06, 2024

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Study: Black Parents Report Better Outcomes with More Black Teachers at School

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Over 90% of Black parents want more opportunities to be involved in their children’s education and want more input into education laws, according to a study by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). UNCF recently surveyed 1,200 low- to moderate-income Black parents, which resulted in a report on the perspectives of African American parents on key issues in education.

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Navigating the FAFSA Maze: Your Essential Roadmap to Financial Aid Success

CFAA College Financial Aid Advisors

As the gateway to federal financial aid for college, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a crucial step for students and their families in securing funding for higher education. However, completing the FAFSA can often feel like navigating a maze, with complex forms and important deadlines to contend with. This year, in particular, has presented many students for families seeking aid for college.

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FAMU Says Philanthropic Contribution is Legit

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Shortly after Florida A&M University — a historically Black university — announced last weekend that entrepreneur Gregory Gerami donated $237.75 million to the university to support student success initiatives and athletics, many who were suspicious took to social media to express their skepticism. Gerami, a Texas hemp farmer and entrepreneur who is the chief executive officer of the Issac Batterson 7th Family Trust is an obscure figure in the philanthropic world.

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Signs of Student Depression & How Schools Can Help

Thrive Alliance Group

It’s no secret that student depression is impacting academic achievement, social and emotional development, and long term outcomes for young people. Adolescent depression puts students at a higher risk for suicide, substance abuse, and other health issues. Last year, MHA reported that 11.5 percent of American youth are experiencing major depressive episodes.

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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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Going Boldly: Purposeful Engagement, Critical Thinking, and Success in College

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

At the end of each academic year, millions of high school seniors across the country are ceremonially launched into their futures. For many, that future commences with an anxious summer followed by the start of college. Well before the first college lecture, however, newly enrolled college students should consider a couple questions and a few simple steps that can lower barriers to college success.

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DAVID M. CHUN

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

David M. Chun David M. Chun has been appointed chief information officer at Montclair State University. He served as the chief information officer and associate vice president at Sonoma State University. Chun holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Pushing Back on the DEI Pushback

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

DEI has emerged as a major culture war issue less than four years after the tragic murder of George Floyd prompted a national conversation regarding racial and structural inequities in American society. The DEI pushback is strong and widespread, especially in public higher education. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education DEI Legislation Tracker , 28 states have enacted legislation that prohibits public universities from: · considering race, sex, ethnicity, and national origin i

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Commencement Ceremonies Disrupted as Student Protests Continue Nationwide

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The sociopolitical climate on U.S. college campuses continues to be at the forefront of national attention as student protests continue, tensions rise, lawsuits are filed, and commencement ceremonies are disrupted. Dr. Demetri Morgan Over the last couple of weeks, campuses have seen a prolific eruption of student protests nationwide, many in the form of tent encampments that have subsequently faced attempts at dispersal by police in riot gear.

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Commencement Ceremonies Disrupted as Student Protests Continue Nationwide

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The sociopolitical climate on U.S. college campuses continues to be at the forefront of national attention as student protests continue, tensions rise, lawsuits are filed, and commencement ceremonies are disrupted. Dr. Demetri Morgan Over the last couple of weeks, campuses have seen a prolific eruption of student protests nationwide, many in the form of tent encampments that have subsequently faced attempts at dispersal by police in riot gear.

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