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University of California Student-Care Doctors Go On Strike, Protest “Unfair Labor Practices”

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Posted by    Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:30pm

UC Berkeley — where even the doctors are protesting something.

Doctors from all University of California campuses organized a strike, alleging unfair labor practices.

Sahil Chanoy of The Daily Californian reports:

Student-care doctors strike across UC campuses, allege unfair labor practices

Student-care doctors from all 10 UC campuses went on strike Tuesday to protest unfair...

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Texas Legislature To Consider Concealed Carry On Campus?

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Posted by    Friday, January 30, 2015 at 9:30am

Among the many things the newly minted Texas legislature hopes to debate is whether or not to allow concealed carry on Texas college campuses.

Stephen Green of Your Houston News reports:

Legislature could debate CHL carry on college campuses

Three state legislators from Montgomery County are leading the charge to allow concealed handgun license...

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Domino’s Pizza Thanks Cows, UC Berkeley Animal Rights Club Protests

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Posted by    Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6:30pm

Because of course they did.

G. Haley Massara of The Daily Californian reports:

Campus animal rights club protests Domino’s Pizza location

A UC Berkeley animal rights activist club held a demonstration in front of a Domino’s Pizza franchise Saturday, protesting an ad campaign they felt was misleading as well as the company’s use of...

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North Dakota Bill Requiring Students To Pass Citizenship Test Hits Governor’s Desk

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Posted by    Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 9:30am

In North Dakota, students might soon be required to pass the same exam those seeking U.S. Citizenship must pass.

Mike Nowatzki of the Grand Forks Herald reports:

Bill requiring students to pass civics test before graduating on its way to N.D. governor’s desk

BISMARCK – A bill requiring North Dakota high school students to...

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This University Doesn’t Want Students Addressed as “Mr.” or “Ms.”

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6:30pm

Staffers have been advised to stop using gendered courtesy titles such as Mr. or Ms. at City University of New York.

Mike Vilensky writes at the Wall Street Journal:

CUNY: Don’t Address Students as ‘Mr.’ or ‘Ms.’

“Mr.,” “Mrs.” and “Ms.” are being shown the door at the Graduate Center...

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This Judge’s Ruling Could Change Veteran Tuition Benefits In Texas

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 9:30am

What are the implications of a ruling by U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr.?

Benjamin Wermund of The Houston Chronicle writes:

Judge decides on UH veterans tuition benefits

In a ruling that could add to Texas universities’ financial challenges, a judge on Monday struck down a clause in a state law limiting veterans’ tuition...

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Will a SCOTUS Ruling Make Colorado a School Choice Hot Spot?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:30pm

Will Taxpayers v. Douglas County Board of Education be a game changer?

Ben DeGrow of Watchdog.org writes:

Supreme Court ruling could make Colorado a school choice destination

Anticipation is building among school choice supporters for a Colorado court ruling that could create wide and deep ripples in the fabric of American K-12 education.

On Dec....

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What You Should Know About School Choice Week

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 9:30am

National school choice week kicked off yesterday. What do you know about school choice?

Maureen Sullivan of Forbes writes:

Kicking Off School Choice Week With 9 Things You Need To Know

School Choice Week has grown from 150 events in 2011 to more than 11,000 events coming up this week around the country. They...

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UConn Under Pressure To Reveal Foundation Funding Sources

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 6:30pm

How does the first amendment factor in to university transparency?

Kathleen Megan of the Hartford Courant writes:

Legislators Seek To Open Window On UConn Foundation

For years, attempts to require the University of Connecticut Foundation to be more open about how it raises and spends millions of dollars each year have fizzled in...

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Virginia Legislature Considering Bills That Restrict Drones, Except for Higher Education

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 12:30pm

Three bills in the Virginia legislature seek to restrict warrantless drone usage by law enforcement, but make special provisions for higher education research.

TJ Martinell of the Tenth Amendment Center writes:

Virginia Legislation Would Stop Warrantless Drone Surveillance

Several bills under consideration this year in the Virginia General Assembly would restrict the use of...

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New York To Push For Student Loan Forgiveness?

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Posted by    Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

Student loand forgivenss is only one among many changes Governor Cuomo wants to make.

Jay Tokasz of The Buffalo News writes:

Cuomo calls for student loan forgiveness among other higher education initiatives

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposals Wednesday to bolster higher education included forgiving student loans for some recent graduates living in New York,...

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Recovered: Missing Painting Of Texas A&M Mascot Reveille

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Posted by    Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 11:00am

In 1931, a few cadets traveling back to the university found a stray dog on the side of the road. They took her back and hid her in their dorm. When the bugle call (Reveille) was played in the morning, the dog started barking and an Aggie tradition was born.

A painting...

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Condoleezza Rice To Lead Education Advocacy Group Founded By Jeb Bush

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Posted by    Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

The former Secretary of State begins a new adventure with the Bush family.

Andrew Ujifusa of Education Week writes:

Condoleezza Rice Tapped to Lead K-12 Advocacy Group Founded by Jeb Bush

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been picked to be the next leader of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, the influential...

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Pennsylvania Experiments With New Tuition System

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Posted by    Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00am

Considering scrapping their flat-rate tuition system, Pennsylvania begins experimenting with charging by the credit hour.

Jan Murphy of Penn Live writes:

More tuition experiments being tried at State System of Higher Education universities

Bloomsburg University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania are going to be the latest state universities to test the idea of scrapping...

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Newly Minted Texas Governor Makes Education A Priority

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Posted by    Friday, January 23, 2015 at 6:30pm

Governor Abbott made education a priority in his inaugural address saying a a cookie cutter approach was not the best path forward.

Eleanor Dearman of the Daily Texan Online writes:

Abbott, Patrick focus on education and border security in inauguration speeches

“We will promote policies that limit the growth of government — not the...

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Would Standardized Online Classes Increase Higher Education Efficiency?

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Posted by    Friday, January 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

With more enrolling in online classes, would standardization increase efficiency or prove more problematic?

CCAP writes at Forbes:

Standardized Online Classes Would Lead Toward Increased Efficency in Higher Education

Colleges and universities are offering more and more online classes to their students. Textbook companies like Pearson PLC are beginning to standardize these classes by...

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New Hampshire to Offer $10K Veterans Grants for Higher Education

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Posted by    Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 6:30pm

Taking care of those that take care of us: New Hampshire has a new incentive for veterans.

Joe Gullo of My Champlain Valley writes.

$10K Veterans Grant Announced NH’s Higher Education Institutions

CONCORD, N.H. – A $10,000 veterans grant was announced for New Hampshire’s higher education institutions. The New Hampshire Legislative Commission on Post...

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How Obama’s Higher Education Tax Credit Misses The Mark

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Posted by    Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 9:30am

Do tax credits have any effect on college outcomes? Research says “no.”

Allie Bidwell of U.S. News and World Report writes:

Obama’s Higher Education Tax Credit Reform Misses the Point

Part of President Barack Obama’s tax reform unveiled ahead of Tuesday’s State of the Union address would make changes to a higher education tax...

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Former UT Law Dean Racked Up a $400K Campus Credit Card Bill

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6:30pm

Seems like a lucrative gig.

Jon Cassidy of Watchdog.Org reports:

Ex-UT Law dean’s credit card bill: $400k in four years

For years before a forgivable loan scandal forced him to resign as dean of the University of Texas Law School in 2011, Lawrence Sager was running up annual six-figure bills on a credit card...

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Lawmaker in Maine Wants to Create a Board of Higher Education

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 12:30pm

Some supporters say the creation of a board will save money, but will it?

Mal Leary of Maine’s NPR News Source reports:

Maine Lawmaker Proposes Creating a Unified Board for Higher Education

Among the proposals up for consideration in the Maine Legislature this year is a plan by Lewiston Democrat Peggy Rotundo to consolidate...

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Are Nano-Degrees Reshaping College Education?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 3:30pm

So called ‘nano-degrees’, degrees that are quickly completed and highly specialized are being offered more frequently, but will they reshape higher education as we know it?

Forbes reports:

Nano-Degrees as a New Model to Integrate into Higher Education

Last year, AT&T and the online educational organization Udacity teamed up to offer a “nano-degree” that...

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Should Higher Education Boards Handle Textbook Policies?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 9:30am

State Rep. Mike Sparks of Tennessee has suggested texbook reform by prohibiting professors from requiring books they’ve written as requisite material for college classes.

While well-intentioned, this might not be the best solution to burdensome textbook costs.

The Daily New Journal reports:

Let higher-education boards deal with textbook policies

While we agree with state Rep....

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