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LSU Picks William F. Tate IV for College Chancellor; First Black Man to Lead University System
May 6, 2021
Tate, provost at the University of South Carolina, was the unanimous pick of the LSU Board of Supervisors after public in-person interviews with three finalists and 90 minutes of closed-door debate among board members. ... read more »
Collin Binkley AP Education Writer
December 13, 2019
After months of negotiation, Congress gave final approval Tuesday for a bill promising to restore more than $250 million a year to the nation's historically Black colleges and universities, along with other institutions that teach large shares of minority students. ... read more »
Civil Rights Panel: Disabled Students of Color Punished More
July 23, 2019
Courtesy Photo The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says students of color with disabilities are disciplined more harshly than their peers. It urges President Donald Trump’s administration to offer guidance to schools on how to comply with nondiscrimination laws when punishing students. ... read more »
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State AGs to DeVos: Work with, Not Against, State Law Enforcement
July 26, 2018
Starting last summer, student loan servicers like Navient have been lobbying DeVos to shield them from liability for their practices. And it’s worked. Despite objections from a bi-partisan group of Attorneys General (AGs), the National Association of Governors, and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, DeVos and the Department of Education have increasingly made it more difficult for state and federal law enforcement agencies to do their jobs by retracting information sharing agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and instructing servicers not share student loan information with state law enforcement and banking supervisors. ... read more »
Department of Education Reports Minimal Test Score Gains
October 2, 2017
In the third year of revamped testing procedures, Los Angeles County students showed minimal gains in English and math achievement compared to the previous year, according to results released Wednesday by the California Department of Education. ... read more »
Civil rights rollbacks at Education Department trigger challenges U.S. Civil Rights Commission, 34 U.S. Senators respond
July 13, 2017
Proposed Trump Administration departmental budget cuts will result in the loss of the equivalent of 46, full-time positions. For remaining staff, caseload levels will rise. ... read more »
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