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The Summer’s death knell for affirmative action has passed—Now what?

Challenges to race-based employment practices may increase or evolve in an effort to force a national standard for employers similar to college admissions.

These national efforts aim to close the gap in student achievement

To fend off college stop-out rates and invite more underrepresented students to enroll, non-profits are creating battle-tested blueprints to raise the bar.

Institutions are blending K12 and higher ed to improve student equity. Here’s how

With affirmative action ending, blurring the line between both entities seems more critical than ever; higher education needs assurance the student body they are receiving is as diverse as it is prepared.

Texas A&M’s botched faculty hiring reaches top of the ladder, claims president’s job

"We don't exhibit a very good image of competence to the outside world," said materials science and engineering professor Raymundo Arroyave in a special Faculty Senate meeting.

New education laws took effect this month. What’s in store for these 2 states?

July 1 marked the beginning of the new fiscal year in most states, along with it new laws that will affect K12 and higher education. But for many teachers and students, they may prove themselves disruptive to learning and instruction.

How 2 college equity leaders advise navigating a changing climate amid backlash

Despite Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action and state efforts to defund DEI, there are integral ways higher education can maintain its mission of cultivating a culture of diverse perspectives. "Don't be led by fear," advises Dr. David Acosta, chief diversity and inclusion officer of the AAMC.

Minority enrollment at these flagship universities underwhelms compared to state population gains

From 2012 to 2020, the Hispanic population has increased by 26% in states where affirmative action has already been banned. However, their flagship universities' Hispanic student body has averaged only a 4% increase.

Nearly 2,000 colleges aren’t requiring SAT or ACT scores for fall 2023

At least 78% of higher education institutions have already extended these policies through fall 2024 in anticipation of the pending U.S. Supreme Court decision on affirmative action.

How to ‘democratize education’: Stanford’s free online course gains 30,000 students in 3 years

Bred out of a popular undergraduate course, Code In Place invites learners from far and wide to learn the fundamentals of programming while gaining a community and confidence.

More than half of all elite president appointments in last 2 years were women

Among the cream of the crop of R1 universities, 75% of the Ivy Leagues are now female-led. Ten of the 20 schools to have appointed a female president are doing so for the first time in the school's history.

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