Tag: Education

Veterans Find a New Way to Serve

Teach For America puts the power of returning veterans to work in our nation’s classrooms.

Preparing All Students For Success

The diversity of the 1.8 million high school graduates who took the ACT® college readiness assessment reached an all-time high in 2013. Their number and nature reflect our evolving nation and represent a multiyear trend for the ACT.

Student Loan Interest Rates: Is Market Alignment the Solution?

The decision came on the heels of the expiration of last year’s law that kept federal subsidized Stafford loans, or direct subsidized loans, at 3.4 percent until July 1, 2013. Congress failed to reach an agreement and interest rates doubled.

Stewards of a Community Legacy: Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University is the one of the premier institutions for deaf learning in the United States. Federally chartered in 1864, it is the only liberal arts university in the world designed specifically for the deaf and the hard of hearing. In fact, the university enjoys an international reputation for its outstanding programs and for the quality of the research it conducts on the history, language, culture and other topics related to people who are deaf.

7 Famous Individuals Who Attended HBCUs

By Grace Austin Toni Morrison This Nobel Prize-winning author of classics like Song of Solomon and Beloved graduated from Howard University with a degree in English in 1953. A native of Lorain, Ohio, Morrison was a member of the historically black Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She later returned to Howard to teach, where she also… Read the full article

Berkeley Nurtures Diverse People and Thought

By Grace Austin The University of California at Berkeley has a long and storied history of dissident voices on campus. Established in 1868 near the San Francisco Bay, the public research university currently counts more than 35,000 enrolled students. It is the oldest of the ten major campuses in the University of California system. In… Read the full article

Ohio State’s Young Scholars Program: 25 Years of Providing Opportunity

By Ben Lewis, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, The Ohio State University Three sisters, five degrees from The Ohio State University, and two more in progress. All from a family that wasn’t sure how it would pay for college, but with a mother who always believed they would find a way. The Young Scholars Program… Read the full article

Illinois Proposes Changes to Special Education Regulations

With tight budget situations, the state of Illinois is currently looking at different ways to alter its budget, save money, and still provide suitable services to citizens, including those who have special educational needs. The state has not yet passed on any of these changes as it is still in the preliminary phases of altering… Read the full article

Calling All Angels

By Grace Austin Crowdfunding has been used for nearly every avenue that one could possibly think of: small businesses, nonprofits, and even movies. Now the phenomenon has reached higher education. A new crowdfunding website, Angeldorm, seeks to offer the first major online fundraising site connecting students to donors. Student loan debt is a fact of… Read the full article

The First Amendment’s Impact on Campus Diversity

BY ALANNA KLAPP Universities are places where people from different backgrounds and viewpoints are constantly engaged in discussion. For that reason, free speech legal issues often arise. Additionally, the advent of the internet has opened up a new dimension of problems, among them academic freedom for faculty and students, freedom of association, and the blurring… Read the full article