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Head scratcher? Florida blocks AP Psychology over LGBTQ+ content

State education officials say that college-level AP Psychology can only be taught if content covering sexual orientation and gender identity is excluded. 

House and Senate education budgets differ wildly, reflecting party lines

The House targeted organizations it found to "undermine the unity of our country," proposing to reduce the Office for Civil Rights budget by 25%.

Public confidence in higher education plummets by 20% in 8 years

Confidence in the higher education system has dropped by double-digit numbers among all groups, except for Democrats, who were one point shy, Gallup found.

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.

Students rank the nation’s top 15 most conservative and liberal colleges

Of the 30 colleges featured across both of Niche's rankings, 23 align with the state's majority political affiliation, according to data from the Pew Research Center.

Your state’s stance on these 2 hot topics may hurt school enrollment

With legislation targeting female reproductive rights and state control over classroom topics, students on both sides of the aisle may ditch your school based on its state's positions.

President moves: hearty welcomes and rocky goodbyes

Several presidents who decided to hang up their cleats and move on were lauded for their accomplishments, while others... not so much.

Students are likely to rule out your school based on state politics

Both liberal- and conservative-leaning high school seniors tossed a college choice in the can if its state's policies didn't align with them.

New College of Florida’s purge claims top DEI officer: “I am the first casualty”

In three short months, New College of Florida installed six new trustees, ousted its president, abolished its Office of Outreach and Inclusive Excellence, and is now removing any trace of Yoleidy Rosario-Hernandez, the school's top DEI officer.

Here are the top 10 higher education stories of 2022

College rankings, university presidents and politics were top of mind for college leaders clicking on UB Daily throughout the year.

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