CONAHEC News and Information

Monday, May. 18, 2020

America’s teachers are on the front lines of connecting young people to opportunity, in the form of learning, employment, and emotional and physical health.

But teachers too often are working within structural inequalities that impede many students from achieving their potential. These issues begin with pollution and the stresses of poverty, and extend to economic segregation and inadequate school funding.

Wednesday, May. 13, 2020

In 2017, Scott Galloway anticipated Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods a month before it was announced. Last year, he called WeWork on its “seriously loco” $47 billion valuation a month before the company’s IPO imploded. Now, Galloway, a Silicon Valley runaway who teaches marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, believes the pandemic has greased the wheels for big tech’s entrée into higher education. The post-pandemic future, he says,  will entail partnerships between the largest tech companies in the world and elite universities. MIT@Google.... more

Wednesday, May. 13, 2020

With a proposal that could shake up the standardized testing  industry and also antagonize some faculty, University of California President  Janet Napolitano on Monday said undergraduate applicants should not be  required to take the SAT or ACT through at least 2024 and maybe forever if  the university can not develop a replacement exam.

Wednesday, May. 13, 2020

California State University, the nation’s largest four-year college system, plans to cancel most in-person classes in the fall and instead offer instruction primarily online, Chancellor Timothy White announced Tuesday. 

The vast majority of classes across the 23-campus Cal State system will be taught online, White said, with some limited exceptions that allow for in-person activity. 

Thursday, May. 07, 2020

MacMurray College survived the Civil War, the Great Depression and two world wars, but not the coronavirus pandemic. The private liberal-arts school in central Illinois announced recently it will shut its doors for good in May, after 174 years.

Thursday, May. 07, 2020

The United States economy is in free fall. Businesses have closed and people have been laid off. Unemployment could reach 30%, and if it does there are predictions that an additional 15% of the population will fall into poverty. Inequality will grow mightily with significant impact on disadvantaged groups. And this comes at a time when the US economy was already in the midst of a transition period related to work.

Thursday, May. 07, 2020

Ahead of the traditional May 1 deadline to decide where she would go to college, Tiffany Tang had four schools to choose from. Then on Tuesday, the University of California, Los Angeles emailed to offer her a spot off the wait list. That evening, she received a call from a Houston area code — an admissions officer from Rice. On Wednesday, Cornell got in touch.

Thursday, May. 07, 2020

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday released a sweeping new directive governing how schools must handle allegations of sexual assault and harassment, granting new rights to the accused and handing colleges a clear but controversial road map to navigating these highly charged investigations.

The new rule bars universities from using a single official to investigate and judge complaints, a popular model, and instead creates a judicial-like process in which the accused has the right to a live hearing and to cross-examine accusers.

Tuesday, May. 05, 2020

What will happen on college campuses in the fall? It's a big question for families, students and the schools themselves.

A lot of what happens depends on factors outside the control of individual schools: Will there be more testing? Contact tracing? Enough physical space for distancing? Will the coronavirus have a second wave? Will any given state allow campuses to reopen?

For all of these questions, it's really too early to know the answers. But one thing is clear: Life, and learning for the nation's 20 million students in higher education, will be different.

Tuesday, May. 05, 2020

Greta Huber had identified since center faculty she wished to review overseas in Germany. When she received to school and was accepted to a semester-long program in a German city with a fort, she purchased her aircraft ticket eight months upfront.

So when her college instructed her to come back house in March due to the pandemic, she didn’t deliberate. She mentioned no. “This can be a once-in-a-lifetime expertise that takes over a 12 months of planning,” she mentioned. “I couldn’t do that once more.”

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