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Mount Ida Closure, UMass purchase
Mount Ida College recently announced it would close at the end of this academic year, and would be acquired by UMass Amherst, leading to criticism directed toward both institutions, and questions about students' and faculty's futures, and the financial health and status of small colleges.
Sexual harassment and misogyny
How can parents help address pervasive sexual harassment among teens? What accountability is required for institutions, schools, colleges, and workplaces to help change cultures of misogyny?
Key Faculty: Richard Weissbourd
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and undocumented students
Educators, communities, and families are facing uncertainties as policymakers work to finalize legislation and determine what the future for Dreamers will hold.
Key Faculty: Roberto Gonzales
Bridget Terry Long, a scholar who studies the economics of higher education, will become the next dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, succeeding James E. Ryan, who is stepping down to become president of the University of Virginia. (Inside Higher Ed: May 3)
Professor Marty West mentions that largely lost in the debate about teacher pay, meanwhile, is that state education budgets are increasingly being allocated to the rising costs of health care and pensions, putting downward pressure on salaries. (Education Week: May 7)
Coverage of the Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative supporting innovative projects at three phases: the idea track, the pilot track and the scaling track, as part of their inaugural innovation challenge. (Education Dive: May 1)