ADVANCING THE CONVERSATION ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY,
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Colleges Launch New Programs to Remedy the Longstanding Problem of Teacher...

Teacher diversity has long been a problem in U.S. schools and one that does not appear to be improving even as the nation becomes...

While Supreme Court Weighs LGBTQ Equality, Some States Are Ahead on...

The United States Supreme Court is currently in the process of deciding whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — which...

The annual Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recognizes institutions that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in...

Growth in Racial Diversity Among Architects is Slow, but Experts Say...

Despite recent evidence showing racial diversity in the architecture field is growing slowly, prominent Black architects refrain from calling the increase an achievement. They...

Colleges of Education Struggle with Low Enrollment, Dearth of Underrepresented Students

The rise in teacher protests this past spring — in which educators across the U.S. staged walkouts and went on strike to demand better...

As DACA’s Fate Remains Unknown, New Study Shows How It Transforms...

As the deadline for the official recension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program draws near, a study released February 12 by...

Colorado to Require All Colleges to Grant Academic Credit for Military...

Colorado recently passed a bill designed to ease the transition from military service to postsecondary education for the state’s service members and veterans. House...

TEACHERS NEEDED

Building the K-12 Teaching Workforce Despite the many obstacles on the path to growing the K-12 teaching workforce, much work is being done in this...

Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline Recruits Future Educators to Teach in Their...

Brittany Wiggins first heard about the Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline (CTEP) when she was attending North Lawndale College Prep High School in Chicago. Now...

Leveling the Playing Field: Transforming Students of Color into Inspiring Teachers

There are many factors that contribute to the U.S. teacher shortage and specifically the dearth of teachers of color: views of the profession, lack...

Civil and Human Rights Groups Express Concern Over Trump’s Pick for...

Reacting to President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of GOP donor and school choice activist Betsy DeVos as the U.S. secretary of education, 33 civil and...

Judge Blocks Federal Action on Transgender Students’ Bathroom Access, Appeal Expected

On Sunday, a federal judge prevented the Obama administration from imposing a mandate requiring all public schools to offer students the choice of which...

Teach for America Dissolves National Diversity Office, Shifts Focus to Local...

For the third year in a row, Teach for America (TFA) is reporting a shortage in applications for its teaching corps, which works primarily...

TFA Dissolves National Diversity Office, Shifts Focus to Local Efforts

For the third year in a row, Teach for America (TFA) is reporting a shortage in applications for its teaching corps, which works primarily...

Columbia University’s Teachers College Maps the Path to Diversity for...

College graduates are facing a changing world. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2044, no single racial or ethnic group will constitute a...

Online Exclusive: B-School Deans Share More Insights into Business Education

INSIGHT Into Diversity recently spoke with three alumni of the PhD Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native...

Online Exclusive: STEM Dean Roundtable

INSIGHT Into Diversity recently spoke with three female deans of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) schools. These women provided insight on the critical...

College Degree Has Unequal Effect on Wealth for Different Racial Groups,...

A report out this week questions conventional wisdom and suggests that a college degree does not act as a safeguard for wealth equally for...

STEM Dean Roundtable

INSIGHT Into Diversity recently spoke with three female deans of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) schools. These women provided insight on the critical...

University of Colorado Takes Controversial Approach to Addressing Racism

We’ve all heard the adage “fight fire with fire” — now one university is applying this way of thinking to how it confronts racism...

The University of Vermont College of Medicine Connects with the Community

The Census Bureau lists Vermont among the 10 whitest states in the nation, yet in this small, picturesque New England state, the University of...

Empowering Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

As the number of students with autism entering postsecondary education increases, colleges and universities offer more programs and accommodations to help them manage the...

First Impressions: Program Helps Prepare Undergrads for Dental School

The relative lack of minorities in the dental profession never deterred Devin Stewart, who is African American, from pursuing his dream of becoming a...

Interprofessional Education and Holistic Admissions Are Key to the Future of Healthcare...

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented in 2014, an estimated 10 million more people in the U.S. gained access to healthcare. But...

Collaborating Across Boundaries for the Benefit of All Students

A coalition of 11 universities shares innovative ideas for improving educational outcomes for students from all backgrounds According to the University Innovation Alliance (UIA), if...

Top 10 Factors LGBTQ Youth Look for in Choosing a College...

  Today, more out lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth are looking for the best match in a college. These students and their families...

Committed to Collaboration

SUNY System Chancellor Nancy Zimpher wants everyone to get out of their silos and work together to fix higher education All photos courtesy of SUNY The...

Concerns Raised over Proposed Teacher Training Standards

Unintended consequences could hurt minority teacher recruitment and reduce the number of good teachers in high-poverty K-12 schools Education officials are giving mixed reviews to...

USD Offers Website to Globalize View of Education

For three years, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego has been gathering videos to help teach educators...

Universities Respond to the Extra Training Needs for Special Education Teachers

The need for all educators to have multicultural training is essential, but it is even more crucial for teachers of students with disabilities, especially...

Study: TEACH Grants Fail to Produce Better Teachers

Nearly 100,000 grants under the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education have gone mostly to students in poorly rated teacher training programs...

Teach for America Evolves to Address Criticisms

The polarizing organization is diversifying its corps members and lengthening educator-training programs All photos courtesy of Teach for America Over its 25-year history, Teach for America...

Teaching Ranks in New York Improving, Study Shows

A study released late last year finds that new teachers are more academically capable than 15 years ago, when only 30 percent of new...

Online Internship Prepares Teachers for Influx of Digital Classrooms

Virtual education is on the rise, and some schools of education are responding by offering students the opportunity to participate in a virtual teaching...

The Catch-22 of the Teaching Profession

Across the country, students are weighing the cost of earning a teaching degree versus the future earnings of many in the profession. Elite credentials...

Revolution of New Admissions Strategies Needed

Efforts must overcome intensifying stratification of higher education Despite efforts to increase access to higher education for underrepresented students, the stark contrast between the pre-...

Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Cultural Competence to Millennials

Millennials, those reaching adulthood in the early 2000s, are particularly difficult to reach when discussing health-related topics. Every healthcare-related course that I teach to...

Learning By Doing

Nutrition Students Travel the World to Learn Impact of Culture on Diet Photos courtesy of Mary Willis Many people grow up hearing the adage, “You are...