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Who Should Own Photos of Slaves? The Descendants, not Harvard, a Lawsuit Says

March 22nd, 2019 by schoolbound

A woman is suing the university for photographs taken 169 years ago of slaves she says are her ancestors. The images were taken as part of a racist study.

As College Consulting Expands, Are High School Counselors Advocates or Adversaries?

March 22nd, 2019 by schoolbound

With the expansion of private admissions coaching, some counselors feel sidelined, or fear their students won’t be treated fairly.

Trump Signs Executive Order Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses

March 21st, 2019 by schoolbound

The order links some higher education funds to how colleges enforce free speech rights, a cause célèbre for conservatives who argue their voices have been silenced.

Trump signs executive order on free speech on college campuses

March 21st, 2019 by schoolbound

White House officials said President Trump planned to sign an executive order Thursday afternoon. He has spoken out in the past about withholding federal funds from universities that suppress free speech.

Staffing shortage at Education Department’s loan default units frustrates struggling borrowers

March 21st, 2019 by schoolbound

Security clearance delays is keeping the federal agency from filling out the ranks of a division that handles defaulted federal student loans.

George Mason gets $1.1 million Koch gift for research on immigration, labor

March 21st, 2019 by schoolbound

“It’s a great statement of faith and support for the research that we have been doing for some years,” said Jack Goldstone, a George Mason professor.

7 out of 895 — the number of black students admitted to NYC’s most selective high school. And there are more startling stats.

March 21st, 2019 by schoolbound

A different admissions scandal.

Harvard accused in lawsuit of retaining and profiting from images of slaves

March 20th, 2019 by schoolbound

A lawsuit calls on Harvard University to turn historical images of enslaved people over to a woman who claims to be a descendant of the man and girl who were photographed in 1850.

How should colleges respond to new DeVos rules on campus sexual assault?

March 20th, 2019 by schoolbound

A law professor writes about the difficult choices universities will face under new Title IX rules, if approved, and how they should be planning for likely changes in the way sexual-assault allegations are handled on campus.

Only 7 Black Students Got Into N.Y.’s Most Selective High School, Out of 895 Spots

March 20th, 2019 by schoolbound

The tiny number of black students offered admission to New York City’s elite public high schools adds pressure on officials to confront the challenge of integrating those schools.