Supreme Court upholds affirmative-action ban (AP): The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s affirmative-action ban in a 5-2 decision today. The ruling bolsters a similar voter-approved ban in Washington that prohibits public colleges and universities from using race as a factor in admissions decisions.
Borrowers ordered to repay student loans in full when co-signers die (AP): The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says it is getting more complaints from borrowers who have been unexpectedly ordered to repay their student loans in full following the death of a parent or grandparent who served as a co-signer. Many private loan companies include mention of that possibility in their contracts; federal student loans are not affected.
Oregon unveils plan to include test scores in teacher evaluations (The Oregonian): Under the plan, student test scores would count for about one-fifth of a teacher’s overall rating.
- Impact of STEM difficult to assess (Seattle Times guest opinion)
- Why app design is replacing computer science in public schools (Crosscut)
- My students don’t know how to have a conversation (The Atlantic)
- Evidence of racial, gender biases found in faculty mentoring (NPR)