Education Secretary Arne Duncan delivered what he called his annual “state of education in America” report at the National Press Club this week (see video and transcript below), just before the federal government was forced to shut down because of Congress’ failure to fund it. His speech, titled “Beyond the Beltway Bubble,” was, well, unusual.Read full article >>
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There is a growing population of college students, known as “resimuters,” who live off-campus -- sometimes at home to save money -- but spend nearly all of their time on campus. Schools have started to pay attention to these students, offering them space and services so they can feel a full part of the community. In this post, one resimuter who attends the University of Scranton explains how she became one and how others can make the most of “resimuting” to college.Read full article >>
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Howard University’s 16th president, Sidney A. Ribeau, seemed to have little trouble winning friends on campus even as questions arose about whether the school was adrift under his five-year stewardship.Read full article >>
Montgomery County took a major step Tuesday toward giving bleary-eyed teenagers more sleep, with a largely unexpected proposal by its schools chief to reset the opening bells of high school nearly an hour later, to 8:15 a.m.Read full article >>
Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau abruptly stepped down Tuesday after months of internal debate over the management and financial health of one of the nation’s premier historically black universities.Read full article >>