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Should Departments Make Political Statements?

Inside Higher Ed

Should Departments Make Political Statements? Sara Weissman Fri, 01/26/2024 - 03:00 AM The University of California is considering a policy to limit “personal or collective opinions” on department websites. Some say it violates academic freedom. Byline(s) Johanna Alonso Sara Weissman

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Education Department unveils policy proposals for accreditation, state authorization

Higher Ed Dive

The proposed changes are intended to ensure accreditors and state agencies are adequately monitoring colleges under their purview, the department said.

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Education Department: Common medical conditions have disability protections

Higher Ed Dive

The documents explain colleges and K-12 schools' Section 504 responsibilities for students with asthma, diabetes, food allergies or GERD.

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Department of Education Lends Colleges a Hand After FAFSA Backlash

Inside Higher Ed

Department of Education Lends Colleges a Hand After FAFSA Backlash Liam Knox Tue, 02/06/2024 - 03:00 AM The department is allocating $50 million and deploying staffers to help institutions adjust to the rocky FAFSA rollout. College leaders are underwhelmed. Byline(s) Liam Knox Katherine Knott

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The Department Chair Triumvirate 

Inside Higher Ed

The Department Chair Triumvirate Sarah Bray Tue, 11/14/2023 - 03:00 AM Vicki L. Baker shares case studies that shed light on new ways department chairs need to operate in terms of leadership, management and personnel. Byline(s) Vicki L.

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U.S. Department of Education Announces Updates for New FAFSA Implementation

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Department of Education (ED) has updated how it calculates the amount of aid students will receive to be in full alignment with the FAFSA Simplification Act. The department has also started proactively reaching out to additional colleges with high Pell enrollment, resource constraints, and other needs to offer support based on their needs.

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Education Department to ease FAFSA verification requirements this year

Higher Ed Dive

The agency is temporarily rolling back administrative requirements as colleges grapple with an abridged financial aid timeline.