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Lamar Alexander Calls It Quits

Lamar Alexander Calls It Quits

December 18, 2018

The chairman of the Senate education committee, planning retirement in 2020, could step up efforts to pass a new higher ed law in the next Congress.
The chairman of the Senate education committee, planning retirement in 2020, could step up efforts to pass a new higher ed law in the next Congress.

December 18, 2018

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The Wall Street Journal

Failure 101: Colleges Teach Students How to Cope With Setbacks

Failure 101: Colleges Teach Students How to Cope With Setbacks

December 18, 2018

Schools say students need help understanding that stumbles are inevitable, and even valuable, parts of growing up.
Schools say students need help understanding that stumbles are inevitable, and even valuable, parts of growing up.

December 18, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Fears of a Ruling by Trump NLRB

Fears of a Ruling by Trump NLRB

December 18, 2018

Organizers of a student labor union at Grinnell College have said they are ending their effort to expand, fearing that protections for other units could be rolled back.
Organizers of a student labor union at Grinnell College have said they are ending their effort to expand, fearing that protections for other units could be rolled back.

December 18, 2018

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Diverse

Report: Women and Minorities Continue to be Underrepresented in Computer Science

Report: Women and Minorities Continue to be Underrepresented in Com...

December 18, 2018

Out of all of the bachelor’s degrees in computer science received in 2015, 8.4 percent were Latinx students at doctoral-granting colleges and universities, 8.5 were Latinx students at non-doctoral-granting institutions, 4.3 were Black students at doctoral-granting institutions and 8.6 were Black students at non-doctoral granting institutions, according to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data from the National Center for Education Statistics.
Out of all of the bachelor’s degrees in computer science received in 2015, 8.4 percent were Latinx students at doctoral-granting colleges and universities, 8.5 were Latinx students at non-doctoral-granting institutions, 4.3 were Black students at doctoral-granting institutions and 8.6 were Black students at non-doctoral granting institutions, according to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

December 18, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Court Limits 'Ministerial Exception' in Bias Claim

Court Limits 'Ministerial Exception' in Bias Claim

December 18, 2018

A divided federal appeals court on Monday ruled that a Roman Catholic school violated a teacher's rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act when it fired her after she reported needing chemotherapy for her cancer -- overturning a lower court's decision exempting the school under the so-called ministerial exception. The exception exempts religious organizations from federal government scrutiny for many of their employment actions.
A divided federal appeals court on Monday ruled that a Roman Catholic school violated a teacher's rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act when it fired her after she reported needing chemotherapy for her cancer -- overturning a lower court's decision exempting the school under the so-called ministerial exception. The exception exempts religious organizations from federal government scrutiny for many of their employment actions.

December 18, 2018

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