2023

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School Librarians: One of a Student’s Best Resources

Ed.gov Homeroom

Educators and students, don’t forget to tap into one of your best resources as you begin this school year…your school librarian! In today’s school libraries, you can find lively, vibrant spaces focused on learning and community. A school librarian provides personalized learning environments and offers equitable access to resources to ensure a well-rounded education for Continue Reading The post School Librarians: One of a Student’s Best Resources appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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California Students Going Out-of-State to Attend HBCUs Eligible for One-Time $5,000 Grant Per New Law

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that gives community college students transferring to HBCUs a one-time grant of up to $5,000. Gov. Gavin Newsom Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images Given that the state of California itself does not have any HBCUs, students who want to attend and experience one have to pursue it out-of-state but may miss out on state aid in the process.

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GOP Seeks to Repeal Biden’s New Student Loan Payment Plan as Millions Sign Up

Student Loan Planner

On Tuesday, Congressional Republicans announced a new effort to repeal President Biden’s new income-driven repayment plan, which administration officials have billed as the most affordable student loan payment plan ever. The Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) plan is replacing the Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) plan. Among other features, the SAVE plan will […] The post GOP Seeks to Repeal Biden’s New Student Loan Payment Plan as Millions Sign Up appeared first on Student Loan P

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Administrative Forbearance for Student Loans

Student Loan Planner

Federal student loan borrowers have access to a new income-driven repayment plan, the SAVE plan. Unfortunately, servicers have had enormous problems calculating what payments should be under that plan. Instead of billing borrowers an incorrect amount, servicers tend to use an administrative forbearance instead. This gives the servicer time to get a borrower’s payment calculated […] The post Administrative Forbearance for Student Loans 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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Supreme Court Strikes Down Race-Conscious Admissions

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In a pair of votes, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down race consciousness in college admissions on Thursday, upending four decades of precedent. The court voted 6-3 against the race conscious practices of the University of North Carolina (UNC) and 6-2 against the practices of Harvard, due to the recusal of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson The court’s opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, articulated three main reasons that the affirmative action programs at Harvard and UNC violated the eq

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Voice of Experience: Social media and mental health

Counseling Today

Social media has escalated the impact of bullying, especially for youth, so counselors may need to include a client’s social media footprint as well as suicidal ideation in the intake process. The post Voice of Experience: Social media and mental health appeared first on Counseling Today.

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How We Engaged Our Community in Suicide Prevention Through Fundraising

Active Minds

Content Warning: This piece contains mentions of suicide. Life for us turned upside down on Feb. 12, 2022. Our dear son Sanjeev Panja lost his life to suicide at the very tender age of 20. Sanjeev was caring, loving, funny, goofy, and an extremely motivated kid — always laughing and making others laugh. The pain and grief we are going through are unimaginable, and no parent should have to go through what we are going through.

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Meta Rediscovers the Cubicle

Cal Newport

Back in 2016, I reported on a rumor that was circulating about employee dissatisfaction at Meta (then, Facebook). Developers, it seemed, were unhappy with the company’s trendy, but also unbearably noisy and distracting, 8-acre open office floor plan. “Developers need to concentrate,” explained an amused Joel Spolsky at a conference that year, before going on to add that Facebook was paying a 40 – 50% premium for talent because people didn’t want to work under those

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From Humble Beginnings to Leading Higher Education Advocacy: My Journey

COE

From Humble Beginnings to Leading Higher Education Advocacy: My Journey October 2, 2023 — by Kimberly Jones Becoming COE president, I strive for educational equity, inspired by my parents’ resilience and belief in transformative education for all. When people ask me about my work, they often wonder if my motivation stems from being a low-income, first-generation college student myself.

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Personal Motivation

Steve Keating

I wish every person in a position of leadership understood how important recognition is to their people. They don’t just want recognition, they need it. For many people recognition is the fuel for their engine of productivity. Most people are people pleasers and one of the people they most want to please is their boss. They want a few things in return for pleasing their boss and one of those things is “credit” or recognition for a job well done.

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New Measures of Postsecondary Education Transfer Performance: Transfer-out rates for community colleges, transfer student graduation rates at four-year colleges, and the institutional dyads contributing to transfer student success

Ed.gov Homeroom

Nathan Sotherland, Kevin Stange, and Jordan Matsudaira The U.S. postsecondary education system provides students with many flexible pathways to earning a bachelor’s degree. One of the most important of these is the opportunity to start a degree at a community college and transfer to a four-year degree program. Community colleges provide access to postsecondary education Continue Reading The post New Measures of Postsecondary Education Transfer Performance: Transfer-out rates for community colleg

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Writing a journal article – 8 steps to So What and Now What

Patter by Pat Thomson

This post is a generalisation. Be warned. But the general stuff in this post does hold for most things you’ll write for most journals. Just not all. The message in this post is simply this – journals generally do not publish only research results. Yes, you heard me. But let me put it another way. Research results alone do not a journal paper make.

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Chatbots and AI in Higher Ed

The University Innovation Alliance

Chatbots and AI in Higher Ed Engaging Students and Strengthening Institutions Alan Thu, 04/27/2023 - 06:00 Chatbots Communication University Culture The University Innovation Alliance (UIA) was honored to partner with The Chronicle of Higher Education for its February 27, 2023 discussion engaging students through chatbots and artificial intelligence (AI).

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Government Shutdown Could Imperil Student Loan Forgiveness and Repayment Initiative

Student Loan Planner

The federal government appears to be heading toward a shutdown. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is trying to quell a rebellion by roughly two-dozen far-right Republicans who want to dramatically slash federal spending. If this relatively small group of lawmakers doesn’t get what they want, and Congress is unable to reach a bipartisan agreement without […] The post Government Shutdown Could Imperil Student Loan Forgiveness and Repayment Initiative appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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The Program Went On As Planned

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The news of Temple University Acting President JoAnne Epps' death on Tuesday, September 19 sent shockwaves across the nation. She was attending a memorial service at Temple for Charles L. Blockson, the legendary Black historian, author, and bibliophile who served as curator of the university’s Blockson Afro-American Collection when she collapsed on stage.

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How we’re supporting university students with their mental health

The Education Hub

Going to university is a fun and exciting time for most students – but it comes with unique challenges and stresses. We believe that all students’ mental health and wellbeing should be properly supported during their time at university. There is a range of mental health support available to students, from online mental health and wellbeing platform Student Space to counselling and one-to-one support.

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‘Child abuse in disguise’: The impact of parental alienation on families

Counseling Today

Parental alienation can be hard to notice much less treat, but the long-term effects can be devastating for the children and targeted parent. The post ‘Child abuse in disguise’: The impact of parental alienation on families appeared first on Counseling Today.

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Researching Student Loan Options Can Save You Thousands of Dollars

CFAA College Financial Aid Advisors

Let’s be honest: in the summertime, no one wants to be reading up about interest rates or student loan options. But as parents of college students, we also all know that time flies by quickly. Pushing off research on loan options may seem like the. The post Researching Student Loan Options Can Save You Thousands of Dollars appeared first on CFAA.

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The End of Screens?

Cal Newport

Image by Sightful Believe it or not, one of the most important technology announcements of the past few months had nothing to do with artificial intelligence. While critics and boosters continue to stir and fret over the latest capabilities of ChatGPT, a largely unknown 60-person start-up, based out of Tel Aviv, quietly began demoing a product that might foretell an equally impactful economic disruption.

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Single Stop Announces Expansion of its Benefit Screener Through Addition of LIHEAP Benefit

Single Stop

Single Stop Adds LIHEAP to Nation-Leading Benefits Screener LIHEAP Assists Low-Income Households with Energy Bills and Energy-Efficient Home Improvements New York, NY– Single Stop, a nonprofit organization that helps low-income individuals and families access vital resources and services, has expanded its benefit screener with the addition of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

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Working With Disingenuous People

Steve Keating

Dealing with people who use “alternate facts” can be a difficult and complex task. Sometimes the alternate facts are meant to “protect” the person they have been shared with. Other times the alternate facts are small in nature, these are often called little white lies. Occasionally, your relationship with the “truth challenged” individual is so insignificant that it doesn’t matter if they are living in some alternate universe.

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Seven Things to Know About the Student Loan Payment Count Adjustment

Ed.gov Homeroom

Borrowers Have More Time to Consolidate Loans to Benefit from the Adjustment By: Federal Student Aid Chief Operating Officer Richard Cordray Since this summer, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) has approved almost $44 billion in debt relief for more than 900,000 borrowers as part of the payment count adjustment. This is a one-time initiative Continue Reading The post Seven Things to Know About the Student Loan Payment Count Adjustment appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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How to Boost Students’ Low Self Esteem – CBT Tips

Black Students Mental Health Blog

Many students feel inadequate and unworthy of what they hope to accomplish during their education – unfortunately, these feelings can impact academic achievement and overall well-being. Thankfully, evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques can help boost your self-esteem. To understand how CBT works read my blog about the Different types of Therapy for Mental Health.

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Unequal Distribution

NACAC's Admitted

By Don Heller, Gigi Jones, and Abby Miller The recent dismantling of affirmative action and the COVID pandemic highlighted the barriers preventing underserved, underrepresented students – students of color and those who are low-income and first-generation – from enrolling in college. A college degree is the pathway to social mobility for families trapped in the cycle of poverty.

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Federal Agency Warns Student Loan Companies Against Bankruptcy Collections

Student Loan Planner

A key federal oversight agency is warning student loan companies not to try to collect payments from borrowers who have had their student loans discharged in bankruptcy. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP), an independent federal agency charged with overseeing the financial services sector and protecting consumers from unfair business practices, sent out a bulletin […] The post <strong>Federal Agency Warns Student Loan Companies Against Bankruptcy Collections</stron

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New Book Centers the Voices of Black Women Department Chairs

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dear Department Chair: Letters from Black Women Leaders to the Next Generation is a compelling book about leadership, service, and the importance of mentorship/sponsorship within the academy. The book is edited by Drs. Stephanie Y. Evans, Stephanie Shonekan, and Stephanie G. Adams. And its publication by Wayne State University Press earlier this month comes right on time, as a new academic school year gets underway.

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Could Your Students Benefit from “One Front Door” Onboarding?

EAB

Podcast Could Your Students Benefit from “One Front Door” Onboarding? Episode 166. September 19, 2023. Welcome to the Office Hours with EAB podcast. You can join the conversation on social media using #EABOfficeHours. Follow the podcast on Spotify , Google Podcasts , Apple Podcasts , SoundCloud and Stitcher or visit our podcast homepage for additional episodes.

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‘The walls come right down’: The clinical benefits of therapy dogs

Counseling Today

Therapy dogs can be more than our best friends; they can also help reduce clients’ stress and provide the emotional safety needed to process traumatic and painful life events. The post ‘The walls come right down’: The clinical benefits of therapy dogs appeared first on Counseling Today.

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How to Help Your High School Junior Prep for FAFSA and College Applications

CFAA College Financial Aid Advisors

High school juniors need to step up their game when it comes to applying to college. Believe it or not, the FAFSA for your freshman year in college will come online October 1, 2023. Parents and students are completing their FAFSA applications by the end. The post How to Help Your High School Junior Prep for FAFSA and College Applications appeared first on CFAA.

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On Kids and Smartphones

Cal Newport

Not long ago, my kids’ school asked me to give a talk to middle school students and their parents about smartphones. I’ve written extensively on the intersection of technology and society in both my books and New Yorker articles, but the specific issue of young people and phones is one I’ve only tackled on a small number of occasions (e.g., here and here ).

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How we’re helping look after the mental health of children and young people

The Education Hub

Schools and colleges play an important role in promoting and supporting the positive mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students.  To help those working with children understand the bigger picture when it comes to children’s wellbeing, we’ve published our State of the Nation report , which focuses on trends in mental health and wellbeing in academic year 2021/22.

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The Profound Significance of Humility

Steve Keating

In a world often defined by self-promotion and self-centeredness, humility remains a timeless virtue that holds immeasurable importance. True humility is a remarkable strength that allows individuals to thrive. It fosters genuine connections. It helps people contribute meaningfully to their organizations and society. Years ago when I was working with the Dale Carnegie Organization I had a client who wanted Humility Training for their organization.

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Administration of ESSA Title III State-Administered Grants Returns to OELA

Ed.gov Homeroom

By: Montserrat Garibay, Assistant Deputy Secretary & Director for the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) As part of the Raise the Bar: Lead the World Initiative, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) last month hosted a convening with national and local leaders to discuss the pivotal moment we found ourselves in, as we transform Continue Reading The post Administration of ESSA Title III State-Administered Grants Returns to OELA appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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