lifehacker.comSee How Many Times Your School District Has Been Investigated for Civil Rights ViolationsIf you believe your school district or college is discriminating against students on the basis of sex, race, or disability, you’re entitled to file a complaint with the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. Sexual harassment and assault are also grounds for complaints. The office is supposed to investigate fully and, if necessary, recommend corrective action to right any wrongs.190
boredpanda.comThis University Thought Nobody Would Notice They Made White Students Black, Then Someone Found The Original PicFrench art school Émile Cohl in Lyon, decided to follow a fake it till you make it diversity campaign strategy to pull in prospective U.S students. The promo photo of their class on the American version of their school's website featured some of their 'black students' but something wasn't quite right.7
theedadvocate.orgLow-Income Students at Elite Institutions: Are They Unicorns? - The EdvocateSpread the loveLow-income students have incredible obstacles to overcome to reach college. They need to deal with poor public schools that hold back students living in low-income areas due to the property tax funding system. Low-income students also have poorer access to college-readiness and preparation resources. They’re even less likely to have help figuring out financial aid, even though they qualify for it. A report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation shows that nearly 1 in 4 high-achieving, low-income students navigate the college process entirely on their own. While it doesn’t hold all students back, low-income, high-achieving students make up …
thehill.comCongress is playing catch-up with today’s studentsPolicy leaders today have the opportunity to build uponc reforms and respond to the needs of today’s students. They also face the challenge of crafting a policy framework that will anticipate the evolving nature of postsecondary education well into the next decade.
lifehacker.comDon't Try to Purge Your Stress DreamsI don’t wish that I’d finished college. I dropped out one semester early, for exactly the kind of media job that I’d hoped to work toward after graduating. So why have I had the same dream for years, where I’ve gone back to school for one last semester, moved away from my wife and into a dorm, and I’m already late for class? And how do I stop having that dream? Apparently I can’t.43
thetechedvocate.org5 Ways Universities Can Use EdTech to Better Connect With Their StudentsSpread the love Educational technology is reinventing all aspects of learning, but this is especially true in the college setting. EdTech is improving higher education at a rapid pace around the country and allowing students to keep up with course material in a way that is most accessible to them. 1. Sharing course material Students are more connected than ever, and course material is being shared even when not directly requested by course administrators. Technology provides students with an easy way to share notes from missed classes, record lectures, or organize study groups. Students are taking the initiative to stay …
theedadvocate.orgDiverse Conversations: An Online Course to Recruit Online Learners - The EdvocateSpread the loveMassive Open Online Courses are often associated with topics that are normally taught within college classrooms and by college faculty. The untapped potential of MOOCs extends well beyond the basic academic reach though, and is showing promise to advance the success of university systems as a whole. Austin-based digital marketing agency Tocquigny recently hosted a four-week MOOC that focused on recruiting students for online learning programs. Instead of targeting the students themselves, the MOOC guides administration and admission personnel through smart marketing tactics to attract their audiences to their online course offerings. I talked with the company’s CEO, …1
boredpanda.com20+ Hilarious Times Students Took Stupidity To The Another LevelBeing a college professor is certainly not the easiest job, especially when there are many students who'd rather be anywhere else in the world than in the classroom. Many professors believe that these students just need some proper motivation, however even they admit that's not always the case. Bored Panda has compiled a list of professor's stories (and a couple of students) who agree that some students are just, well, not that smart.342