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Illinois to Become First State to Require Asian American and Pacific...

Illinois is set to become the first state to mandate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) history in public K-12 schools. On Monday, Illinois lawmakers...

Mississippi Becomes First State to Ban Transgender Athletes from Competing in...

This week, Mississippi lawmakers passed legislation that bans transgender student-athletes from competing in women and girl's sports, making it the first state in the...

State University System of Florida Will Analyze Civil Discourse Efforts

Officials from the State University System of Florida want its public universities to analyze diversity and inclusion efforts in the wake of the U.S....

Bipartisan Legislation Will Fund Diversity in Healthcare Schools

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have teamed up to improve diversity and expand the workforce for allied health fields. Senators Bob Casey...

South Dakota Lawmakers Attack Diversity at Universities to Promote “Free Speech”

Conservative South Dakota lawmakers behind a bill to promote “intellectual diversity” have recommended eliminating diversity offices and giving preference to right-leaning job candidates, according...

Joaquin Castro Introduces $150 Million Bill for Hispanic Serving Schools, Colleges

Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) across the United States may soon have access to a $150 million grant program for increasing Hispanic and Latinx degree attainment. The...

Higher Education Plays Several Roles in Reparations Debate

On Wednesday, June 19, the U.S. House of Representatives heard testimony regarding bill H.R.40, which calls for the creation of a federal commission to...

Higher Education Act, Student Debt Rules Need Reform to Provide Veterinary...

Veterinary medicine scholars are uniquely affected by the student debt crisis, largely due to a higher debt-to-income ratio for veterinarians compared with that of...

California Bill Aimed at Protecting LGBTQ Students at Religious Colleges Loses...

The author of a controversial bill meant to protect the rights of LGBTQ college students agreed Wednesday to remove a key provision of the...

Campus-Carry Bill Vetoed in Georgia

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have allowed concealed handguns on the state’s public college campuses — a decision that...