Education, Featured UConn faculty question contractor’s role in budget cuts Several UConn faculty members are questioning the role of an outside consulting firm in the university’s cost-cutting decisions, and the possible elimination of academic programs and jobs. Huron Consulting, a global professional services firm, has had ... CONTINUE READING Education, Featured House Republicans and Democrats debate the future of college admissions after the Supreme Court affirmative action decision WASHINGTON -- As universities establish new policies following the Supreme Court's landmark decision banning affirmative action in higher education, House Democrats and Republicans on Thursday raised concerns about what this new era means for the ... CONTINUE READING Education, Featured, Topics Immersive Language School Renews Generational Dreams of Cherokee Culture CHEROKEE, N.C. — When Dawn Arneach was a teenager in the ‘80s, she spent summers at her grandparents' house next to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cherokee, home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee ... CONTINUE READING Special education teacher Education Maryland faces “vicious” special education teacher shortage cycle Missy Dirks, the president of the Frederick County Teacher Association, has seen her peers stressed, overworked and disheartened. The increasing workloads and the sudden switch to virtual education during the pandemic have made an already ... CONTINUE READING

Lack of action on student debt could impact Schumer, other Democrats

Approximately 2.5 million New Yorkers who collectively owe $93 billion in student loans, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Many voters in the Empire State are looking at candidates in the November midterm elections to see where they stand on the national student loan debt crisis. Among the seats up for grabs in New York is that of Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who has been a vocal advocate of canceling student loans in recent years.

Low-income schools more vulnerable to disasters, government report says

A new Government Accountability Office report shows the majority of school districts that receive disaster aid serve America’s most vulnerable students. It’s unclear if Congress will consider a provision from the Biden administration’s Build Back Better Act that would allocate funding to preemptively replace ailing school buildings.

Maryland lawmaker may revisit Holocaust education mandate

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Maryland is among the 31 states that do not have laws requiring Holocaust education, but a state lawmaker who attempted to impose such a curriculum mandate three years ago said he may explore a second attempt at passing the legislation in 2023.

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