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Student Loan Pause Extended Until January 31, 2022
The U.S. Department of Education will continue to halt student loan repayment, interest, and collections until January 31, 2022. “The payment pause has been a lifeline that allowed millions of Americans to focus on their families, health, and finances instead of student loans during the national emergency,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona. […]
August 9, 2021
California Community Colleges Chancellor to Temporarily Advise U.S. Ed Secretary
California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley will temporarily advise U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona on higher education policy, reports The Los Angeles Times. Oakley will step aside from his role on July 26 and return this fall, with Deputy Chancellor Daisy Gonzales filling in the position. In helping the Biden administration achieve […]
July 20, 2021
Will Free Community College Hurt HBCU Enrollment?
Some conservatives have been quick to point to the price tag of Biden’s American Families Plan, arguing that making the first two years of higher education free ultimately limits student choice and could be potentially damaging for HBCU enrollment.
July 2, 2021
Diversity in the Classroom: Why Representation Matters
Representation in the classroom matters. Having a diverse teacher workforce connects cultures, sets high expectations, and reduces implicit bias. Far too often, students of color feel isolated, underrepresented or mistreated, which leads to lower graduation and higher dropout rates.
July 1, 2021
3 Steps Toward More Equitable Networks On Campuses
As the Biden administration commits to expanding resources to college students and postsecondary institutions with the fewest financial resources, there’s no shortage of proposals on how best to put those dollars to work to improve college access. But most of these big bets suffer a blindspot: more equitable pathways to opportunity will require access to networks, not just credentials.
June 15, 2021
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Supreme Court Seeks Biden Administration’s Advice on Harvard Case
In an unusual request, the United States Supreme Court has asked for the Biden administration’s opinion on whether it should take up the case of Harvard University’s use of race in undergraduate admissions.
June 14, 2021
NAACP Calls on Biden Administration to Cancel Student Debt
The NAACP—the nation’s oldest civil rights organization—is stepping up its efforts to pressure the Biden administration to cancel student debt, after the administration excluded debt forgiveness from its $6 trillion budget proposal last week.
June 4, 2021
AERA Stands in Support of Transgender and Non-Binary Community in Statement Before Annual Meeting
American Educational Research Association (AERA) President Dr. Shaun R. Harper and executive director Dr. Felice J. Levine have released a statement against transphobia and in support of transgender and non-binary persons ahead of the AERA 2021 annual virtual meeting that kicks off this week. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Accepting Educational Responsibility.” “On […]
April 7, 2021
Some Advice from a Rural Community College President to President-Elect Biden
What happened on January 6 is what one thinks happens only in unstable democracies, in places where poverty forces people to do things that reflect how little they have to lose. An angry, violent mob storming the capital city at the request of the sitting president who is watching as it all unfolds is not what one expects in the United States of America. Yet, that is exactly what happened. Why is that?
January 11, 2021
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