CONAHEC News and Information

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

Native American students’ unique needs for too long have been poorly served, but culturally relevant charter schools could help change that. And the federal government is poised to fund their expansion.

A new handbook on how to open and sustain charter schools for these students shows how charters can work with Native communities to make sure their culture and traditions are included in the classroom through challenging coursework.

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico — During his campaign, Donald Trump called American investment in this city “an absolute disgrace.” He lobbied Ford to stop building a $1.6 billion factory here, and the company acceded. 

It appeared that this colonial capital, booming thanks to auto companies lured by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), could be undone by the Trump administration’s efforts to gut one of the world’s most profitable free-trade zones.

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

San Diego County cities are preparing to go head-to-head with the federal government this week in a legal battle that could force the Trump administration to plug sewage spilling from Tijuana.

Local officials filed the lawsuit in March after demanding for more than a year that federal infrastructure along the border be beefed up to ensure that flows from Mexico are captured before they foul San Diego County wetlands and beaches.

Monday, Jul. 23, 2018

On July 17th, former President Obama delivered the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The lecture came not long after Donald Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. The talk was Obama’s most extensive reflection so far on the current political climate, though it did not once mention Trump by name. The lecture is edited, but not much.—David Remnick

Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2018

With no country for which English is native remaining in the EU, why shouldn’t its members choose a tongue that belongs to one of them? Lucy Ferriss evaluates Emmanuel Macron’s proposal to expand French. 

Tuesday, Jun. 12, 2018

What makes a young university truly young? While there’s no doubt its years in existence are an obvious reminder of its youth – if you ask those who lead these institutions they’ll likely tell you it’s more about their ethos than their age. 

Tuesday, Jun. 12, 2018

Schools, businesses and nonprofits working to enhance STEM education in the region will soon have the support of an international network of experts.

The MetroWest STEM Education Network, a group that collaborates to improve local science, technology, engineering and math programs, was recently accepted into a far-reaching network of STEM advocates.

Comprised of more than 60 different organizations, the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice will provide one-on-one coaching to groups in MetroWest, helping them develop cutting-edge programs.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018

Higher education internationalisation is not dead, nor dying, but under significant pressure to change. These are the conclusions of a panel of three of NAFSA’s five current Senior Fellows who presented at the recent 2018 conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators on 30 May and who co-authored this article. 

Friday, Jun. 08, 2018

SFU marks World Environment Day (today, June 5) with B.C. ministry approval for its new Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) program, to be housed in a new SFU building rising in downtown Surrey

A new Simon Fraser University applied sciences program designed to prepare students for the burgeoning cleantech energy sector has been approved and will be offered at the university’s newest building, currently under construction in Surrey.

Friday, Jun. 08, 2018

U.S. border agents made more than 50,000 arrests in May for the third month in a row, the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday, an indication that escalating enforcement tactics by the Trump administration — including separating migrant parents from their children — has not had an immediate deterrent effect.

DHS took 51,912 migrants into custody in May, nearly three times the number detained in May 2017, a period when illegal immigration plunged following Trump’s inauguration.