The announcement comes after months of pressure from the Board of Regents and state lawmakers, but he cited health reasons for his pending departure.
Institutions of higher earning
As this week’s episode explains, students face a variety of obstacles, from rising tuition rates to hard-line immigration laws.
In an era of inequity, more college financial aid is going to the rich
It’s a little-known reality that reflects – and, because higher education is a strong route to the middle class, widens – the American income divide.
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Why students are ignorant about the civil rights movement
Mississippi’s outdated textbooks teach an abbreviated version of civil rights, undermining the state’s new “innovative” standards.
Public School Inc.: When public education turns into big business
As school choice continues to gain momentum, charter school companies such as BASIS are seen as the solution to public education’s ills.
Oklahoma lawmaker on immigrant children: ‘Turn them over to ICE’
Rep. Mike Ritze has suggested deporting children who lack authorization to live in the U.S. as a way to cut millions from the cash-strapped state’s public school budget.
Trump no longer appears sympathetic to student debtors
Two recent moves suggest the administration is helping out the student loan industry at the expense of borrowers.
Child Care Safety Act would give state oversight of religious day cares
Alabama lawmakers introduced a landmark bill to abolish a longstanding law that exempts more than 900 religious day cares from state oversight.
For nearly 200 for-profit colleges, taxpayers pay the bills
The proprietary schools – which include dozens of storefront beauty, computer and culinary operations – would have violated an anti-profiteering law were it not for a loophole that excludes the GI Bill and tuition assistance to active duty military.
Get up, stand up: California’s search for education equity
In California, a unique new formula provides extra dollars for poor districts based on how many disadvantaged students they have, and encourages local decision-making and experimentation on how to reach and teach these kids.