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The other big online source of news on the comings and goings of Academia is Inside Higher Ed, the online paper that covers a wide range of topics including conflict resolution issues.

Recent News on Higher Education (with some K-12 mixed in)

Sources include RSS feeds from Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the New York Times Education section.

  • Most New York City Schools Had High Lead Levels, Retests Find
    04/29/2017 (from New York Times Education Feed)
    In a second round of water testing, 83 percent of school buildings had at least one outlet with levels above the E.P.A.?s threshold for action....
  • Vouchers Found to Lower Test Scores in Washington Schools
    04/29/2017 (from New York Times Education Feed)
    An Education Department study found that students who switched to private schools under the system had lower results than their peers, but found their new schools safer by a large margin....
  • Building Diverse Applicant Pools
    04/28/2017 (from Inside Higher Ed)

    Join Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman for a webinar to discuss strategies for building a diverse pool of applicants for your job openings.

    Event's date: 
    Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 2:00pm
  • Family by Family, How School Segregation Still Happens
    04/28/2017 (from New York Times Education Feed)
    Decisions in a district in Upper Manhattan offer a look at a persistent problem in public education that, for now, is without a solution....
  • Self Esteem, Depression and Your Partner
    04/28/2017 (from Inside Higher Ed)

    Need help during a time of low self-esteem? Rely on your partner. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Matthew Johnson explains where to find support during a rough period. Johnson is an assistant professor in the department of agricultural, life and environmental sciences at Alberta. A transcript of this podcast can be found here .

  • Colleges announce commencement speakers
    04/28/2017 (from Inside Higher Ed)
    • Bryant University : Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE; and Gary E. Furtado, CEO of Navigant Credit Union.
    • Cape Cod Community College : Dorothy Savarese, president and CEO of the Cape Cod Five Mutual Company.
    • Cheyney University of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.
    • Dominican University of California: Janet Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential
  • New study demonstrates rise of tuition discounting and diminishing returns
    04/28/2017 (from Inside Higher Ed)

    Attracting students with tuition discounting has its limits -- and one study suggests a surprisingly large number of small colleges and universities are flirting with those limits.

    The study, which is being presented Friday at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting, looks at the practice and effects of tuition discounting over 10 years at a group of 448 small

  • Purdue acquires Kaplan University to create a new public, online university under Purdue brand
    04/28/2017 (from Inside Higher Ed)

    Purdue University’s acquisition of Kaplan University is an unexpected tectonic shift in American higher education, revealing both the changing roles of public universities and the dwindling fortunes of for-profit colleges.

    The deal announced Thursday has the Indiana-based public research university acquiring nearly all of the credential-issuing side of Kaplan’s higher education business -- seven schools and colleges that make up

  • Study finds paraphrased language fools plagiarism-detection software
    04/28/2017 (from Inside Higher Ed)

    The thesaurus has long been a go-to tool for students looking to doll up their writing or even hide plagiarism. A recent study found that free online tools are helping students do so with entire paragraphs, and that the tools can fool plagiarism-detection software.

    Co-authors Ann M. Rogerson and Grace McCarthy, two faculty members at the University of Wollongong

  • Study: Professors widely oppose campus carry as inimical to academic freedom but fewer would alter teaching habits
    04/28/2017 (from Inside Higher Ed)

    One of the major arguments against campus carry laws like the one imposed on Texas public universities last year is that having guns in the classroom chills academic freedom. Professors might avoid hot-button issues in class discussions, for example, or fear meeting one-on-one with students. But how many faculty members actually feel that way?

    Preliminary research being presented today

  • Tallahassee professor fired after program loses potential accreditation
    04/28/2017 (from Inside Higher Ed)

    When a few Tallahassee Community College students attempted to take the Registered Health Information Technician certification exam last year, they learned they couldn’t sit for the test.

    Despite about two years of studying and working toward their health information technology degrees, the students learned they were ineligible for the exam, which is administered by the American Health Information Management

  • Whittier Law School Says It Will Shut Down
    04/27/2017 (from New York Times Education Feed)
    At a time when many law schools are wrestling with declining enrollments, Whittier, in Southern California, is the first fully accredited school to announce that it will close....
  • Scientists, Feeling Under Siege, March Against Trump Policies
    04/26/2017 (from New York Times Education Feed)
    Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts took to the streets in Washington and around the world on Saturday to protest....
  • SUNY Is Set to Make Kristina Johnson, an Engineer, Its Chancellor
    04/24/2017 (from New York Times Education Feed)
    She will arrive at a time when state funding as a percentage of operating costs is down and colleges are under pressure to increase access for low-income students....
  • Berkeley Cancels Ann Coulter Speech Over Safety Fears
    04/20/2017 (from New York Times Education Feed)
    The university, which has a legacy and reputation as a promoter and bastion of free speech, said it was ?unable to find a safe and suitable venue? for the speech by the conservative author....
  • DeVos Halts Obama-Era Plan to Revamp Student Loan Management
    04/15/2017 (from New York Times Education Feed)
    In another reversal of previous policies, President Trump?s education secretary hit the reset button on a plan to streamline a much-maligned patchwork of loan servicers....
  • Advocates for HBCUs Aim to Keep Pressure on Lawmakers
    (from Chronicle of HIgher Education)
    Students, alumni, and supporters of historically black colleges traveled to Washington on Thursday to press their cause, as increased aid from the Trump administration seems less likely....
  • In Trump?s First 100 Days, Higher Ed Sees More Shadow Than Substance
    (from Chronicle of HIgher Education)
    The president and his education secretary, Betsy DeVos, have said little about their higher-education priorities so far. But that doesn’t mean their stewardship hasn’t been felt....
  • Is Tuition Discounting Leading Some Colleges Off a Cliff?
    (from Chronicle of HIgher Education)
    Small private colleges stand to lose both money and student diversity in continually seeking to outbid each other for students, a new study warns....
  • Purdue Faculty and Students React Warily to Kaplan Deal
    (from Chronicle of HIgher Education)
    While some student leaders said the transaction would strengthen the university’s national presence, several professors said faculty members should have been involved....
  • Purdue?s Purchase of Kaplan Is a Big Bet ? and a Sign of the Times
    (from Chronicle of HIgher Education)
    By acquiring the for-profit-education giant, the public university is taking cues from the fast pace of online growth at other nonprofit institutions....
  • The Unheralded Mettle of For-Profit College Students
    (from Chronicle of HIgher Education)
    A study of people who recently attended for-profit colleges finds them to be much more capable and confident than stereotypes suggest....
  • Want Happier Professors? Try Being Nice
    (from Chronicle of HIgher Education)
    A study of newly tenured professors finds their job satisfaction hinges much more on day-to-day interactions than on organizational efforts to change the workplace....
  • With a Degree, Diverging From a Well-Worn Path
    (from Chronicle of HIgher Education)
    How one student’s journey from community college to a career focused on physics shows a slice of life in southwest Louisiana....