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Bible Colleges in Illinois Sue for Right to Issue Degrees

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Posted by    Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11:00am

This is an interesting First Amendment issue.

NBC Chicago reports:

Illinois Bible Colleges Sue for Right to Issue Degree

Bible colleges in Illinois have filed a federal lawsuit against state education regulators, seeking the unencumbered right to award degrees to students who complete their programs.

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This Professor Hopes SCOTUS Doesn’t Protect Speech He Doesn’t Like

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Posted by    Monday, January 19, 2015 at 8:00am

At least he’s honest?

Evan Bernick of the Huffington Post writes:

Professor: Supreme Court Shouldn’t Protect Speech I Don’t Like

This Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona, an important free speech case. Garrett Epps, a prominent law professor and contributor to the Atlantic,...

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California Teacher Investigated For Handing Out ‘Bible Cookies’ To Students

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Posted by    Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 11:00am

A California teacher is in hot water for allegedly proselytizing via cookie.

Michael Gryboski of the Christian Post writes:

California ‘Bible Cookies’ Teacher Under Investigation for Violating US Constitution

A California school district is investigating one of its high school teachers after receiving a complaint that “Bible cookies” were being distributed in class and...

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WVU To Purchase Beckley Campus?

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Posted by    Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:00am

Courts recently approved WVU’s purchase of Beckley campus with contingencies.

Wendy Holdren of the Register-Herald reports:

UPDATE: Court approves WVU purchase of Beckley campus pending 30-day appeal window

Mountain State University’s final settlement has not yet been approved, but a mass litigation panel of judges on Friday approved West Virginia University’s $8 million offer...

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Standard and Poor’s: Nonprofit Higher Ed Looking Bleak

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Posted by    Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8:00am

The financial services behemoth isn’t too optimistic about the future of nonprofit higher education.

Andy Thomason of The Chronicle of Higher Education writes:

Standard & Poor’s Issues Negative Outlook for Nonprofit Higher Education

Standard & Poor’s Rating Services has issued a negative outlook for nonprofit higher education for 2015, citing, among other things, tension...

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Joe Paterno’s Wins Restored?

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Posted by    Friday, January 16, 2015 at 6:30pm

Following the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal that rocked Penn State, the NCAA reached an agreement with the school to reinstate Paterno’s wins.

ESPN reports:

Joe Paterno is now winningest coach

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State’s football team is getting back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry S...

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First Amendment Suit Over Student Facebook Post Revived

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Posted by    Friday, January 16, 2015 at 11:00am

What happens when the first amendment, a Facebook post, and University Administration get involved in a law suit?

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Court Revives First Amendment Suit on Facebook Post

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit revived a lengthy First Amendment lawsuit against Valdosta State University on Monday, reversing a lower...

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Study: Fields Requiring ‘Brilliance’ Punish Women

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Posted by    Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 5:52pm

According to a study conducted by philosophy professor at Princeton, fields that require ‘innate brilliance’ are dominated by men and subsequently, punish women.

Madeline Will writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education:

Disciplines That Expect ‘Brilliance’ Tend to Punish Women, Study Finds

Here’s a downside to our cultural obsession with genius: It might...

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Proposes Spending $20 Billion on Education

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 6:30pm

If passed, this would make for record education spending in Florida.

Kathleen McGrory and Amy Sherman of the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau write:

Gov. Rick Scott proposes record high education spending in Florida

TALLAHASSEE — After promising to boost education spending to a record high, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday released a plan to spend...

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What Do The Buckeyes and President Obama Have In Common?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 3:30pm

They’ve both managed to misspell ‘Ohio.’ Who knew “Ohio” was so hard to spell?

Brad Crawford of Saturday Down South writes:

Buckeyes misspell OHIO in pre-game celebration

On the grand stage, something that has been practice hundreds of time was executed poorly prior to tonight’s national championship game at AT&T Stadium.

Ohio State’s spirit leaders...

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University of Houston Now Ranked No. 1 In The Country

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6:30pm

The University of Houston claimed a new honor in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings. Now rated number one in the country for having the best online graduate education programs, this Texan dark horse has earned the right to boast.

Elizabeth Rhodes from Culture Map Houston writes:

University of Houston takes...

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Everything’s Bigger In Texas, Including College Tuition

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 9:30am

While the Texas economy rages on, tuition prices continue to climb.

Benjamin Wermund of the Houston Chronicle reports:

Tuition on the rise at Texas universities

Students attending Texas public colleges now are paying a much higher price for their education than they would have a decade ago.

Tuition at universities in Texas has skyrocketed, and...

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Who Was Behind Obama’s “Free” Community College Plan?

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Posted by    Monday, January 12, 2015 at 6:30pm

Behind every major policy initiative are influencers, lobbyists, interest groups, and the like. So who was behind Obama’s “free” community college plan?

Katherine Mangan and Beckie Supiano of The Chronicle of Higher Education write:

The Players Who Influenced Obama’s Free-College Plan

The White House proposal to provide free community-college tuition to millions of students...

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Ohio Governor Kasich Looking At Adopting Obama’s “Free” Community College Plan?

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Posted by    Monday, January 12, 2015 at 3:30pm

Is Governor Kasich a fan of President Obama’s “free” community college plan?

Robert Higgs of Cleveland.com writes:

Kasich administration interested in details of Obama plan to expand community college access

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich’s administration, while reserving judgment until more details are known, said President Barack Obama’s plan to boost access to...

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Free Community College? Why Not Free University, Too?

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Posted by    Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 5:00pm

As the idiom goes, “give them an inch, they’ll want a mile.” So of course liberals are lining up to push Obama’s plan for “free” community college even further.

Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times writes:

Obama’s free education proposal: Why stop at community colleges?

President Obama’s proposal unveiled Thursday to provide free...

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Could This Indiana Bill Bring Down Common Core in the State?

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

As states fight back against common core, Indiana just might be on to something.

According to the tenth amendment center:

In 2014, Indiana legislators moved forward with a bill that was intended to withdraw the state from Common Core. However, the final version passed included a requirement for the new state standards to...

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Why Obama’s Plan For ‘Free’ Community College Could Hurt More Than it Helps

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Posted by    Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 5:00pm

While President Obama might mean well in his effort to provide “free” community college to all “responsible” students, in reality his plan if implemented, could do an awful lot more harm than good.

Judah Bellin of Fox News reports:

Obama’s free community college plan: Why it could hurt more than help

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How This Basketball Player Forever Changed an Ohio Community

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Posted by    Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2:00pm

To commemorate their sixtieth anniversary, Sports Illustrated is sharing sixty of their best stories. This one landed in the higher education category.

Gary Smith of Sports Illustrated writes:

Higher Education: How Perry Reese Jr. changed an Ohio community forever

This is a story about a man, and a place where...

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South Carolina Lawmakers Consider Instituting Second Amendment Lessons

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Posted by    Friday, January 9, 2015 at 3:30pm

The Constitution shouldn’t be controversial, alas…

A South Carolina lawmaker would like the second amendment to become part of state school curriculum. And he’s not the only one.

Lara Rolo at ABC News 4 reports:

Lawmaker wants time set aside in schools for Second Amendment lessons

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) — An Horry County lawmaker wants...

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A Stunning 83% of Texan Students Are Not College Ready

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

Looking for more evidence that educational freedom might be the better route? Look no further than this shocking report.

The Honorable Kent Grusendorf and Michael Barba released the following statement with Texas Public Policy Foundation:

TPPF Releases Analysis of School Finance Trial Ruling

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released an analysis...

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Mexico Forum on Higher Education Discusses Consular Exchange Program

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Posted by    Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 3:30pm

U.S. Foreign Service Officers or consular officers may have a chance to work in the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. State Department under President Obama’s Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research.

The U.S. Department of State issued the following statement:

In May 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique...

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Illinois State Rep Wants to Keep Convicted Terrorists from Teaching in Higher Ed

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Posted by    Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 12:30pm

An Illinois State representative wants to keep young minds sheltered from the likes of convicted terrorists.

Chris Guy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes:

Rep. Meier Seeks to Ban Convicted Terrorists from Teaching in Higher Education

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) recently pre-filed legislation to ban convicted terrorists from teaching in Illinois’ public universities...

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