Federal report highlights racial disparities in U.S. schools (The New York Times): Using 15 years’ worth of data from all of the country’s 97,000 public schools, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a report Friday on racial disparities in American schools. Among the findings, the analysis showed black students are suspended and expelled at three times the rate of white students — a discipline gap that starts in preschool.
Michigan considers “pay it forward” tuition program (Huffington Post): Lawmakers in Michigan are considering a proposal that would enable students to attend college tuition-free in exchange for paying a fixed percentage of their income after graduation. Under the proposal, university students would pay 4 percent of their earnings for approximately 20 years after getting their degrees.
Problems with credit transfers contribute to lower graduation rates (The Hechinger Report): The difficulty of transferring academic credit from community colleges to four-year schools has reduced the graduation rate for transfer students by 8 percent, according to new research from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
- Foster High School aims to double Advanced Placement enrollment (Tukwila Reporter)
- For educators who wear many hats, which hat to evaluate? (Chalkbeat Colorado)
- Data breaches put a dent in colleges’ finances as well as reputations (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Father blames son’s suicide on fraternity hazing at Penn State (Reuters)