U.S. Department of Education fines Baylor $462K for violations of Jeanne Clery Act

The U.S. Department of Education has fined Baylor University about $462,000 for violations of campus crime and safety rules after the school announced in 2017 that it was being investigated in light of public reports of sexual assaults on campus being higher than the numbers Baylor had officially reported.

The violations of the Jeanne Clery Act occurred between 2011 and 2016 and included “lack of administrative capability, failure to report accurate crime statistics in the annual security report, failure to comply with

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Demystifying an avalanche of claims about Arizona’s Invest in Education Act

Voters in November will decide whether to send more money to education through an income tax on the state’s highest earners. 

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You can thank the special teacher in your life with a ‘random act of ice cream’

HOLLAND, MI – Forget an apple, you can get free ice cream for the special teacher in your life.

Hudsonville Ice Cream is offering ice cream deliveries to teachers who are nominated through the Michigan-based creamery’s Random Acts of Ice Cream program. Selected nominees will receive a box full of ice cream pints delivered directly to their doorstep.

“The intent of our Random Acts of Ice Cream program is to show gratitude and bring joy to someone’s day, and with the new school year starting we wanted to acknowledge the dedication of teachers and other education staff,” said Rachel Messingschlager of Hudsonville Ice Cream.

“We all have teachers and educational role models to thank for shaping our lives, and this year educators are going above and beyond to ensure our children can learn and grow, whether it’s virtually or in the classroom. Sending a box of ice cream is something

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Higher education minister’s clarification on universities Act amendment

BHUBANESWAR: Higher education minister Arun Kumar Sahoo on Sunday finally spoke on amendment of the Odisha Universities Act, 1989. He clarified that the amended Act will not curtail the autonomy of the universities. He also discussed on different points of amendment in a webinar.

The minister said upper age limit of the vice-chancellors has been increased from 65 years to 67 years. Tenure of the VCs has been hiked from three years to four years. “It will help VCs in bringing long term change in universities,” he added.

He said chancellor has the right to choose VC for a university. “The chancellor does not need recommendation of the state government. Out of three names, he/she will choose a name for VC post. That’s why we can say that the state government does not play any role in selecting VCs,” he added.

Sahoo said the government has brought amendment in the

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Education, CARES Act funds and voting discussed at State House

Both the Senate and the House passed phase 2 of CARES Act funding.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina General Assembly agreed Wednesday on how they would spend hundreds of millions of dollars from phase two of CARES Act funding. That bill now goes to the governor’s desk for his signature.

State lawmakers have moved forward with the authorization of funds for the second phase of the CARES Act, focusing the money to rebuild the unemployment trust fund as well as COVID-19 testing and related costs, and helping small businesses.

Senator Thomas Alexander said both sides of the aisle realize this pandemic has hurt many financially.

“This is making sure we do what we can to help those who are unemployed and to help businesses and industries as well,” Alexander said.

Also a topic of discussion within the chamber is voting and the upcoming November election. A federal judge has

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under investigation for potential Hatch Act violation: report

The Office of the Special Counsel has started investigating Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for potentially violating the Hatch Act for her comments during an interview with FOX News’ Martha MacCallum, according to Politico.

During the interview on “The Story”, DeVos had been asked about Biden’s promise to roll back her school choice policies.

“Today he’s turned his back on the kids that we’re talking about and he’s turned his face in favor of the teachers union and what they have to say and what they have to demand and it’s really shameful,” DeVos said.

The interview was then promoted through the official channels of the Department of Education, according to an email shared by the outlet.

EDUCATION SECRETARY DEVOS WARNS ABOUT WAVE OF PRIVATE SCHOOL CLOSINGS: ‘THAT’S A CRISIS IN THE MAKING’

The complaint, shared by Politico, alleges that DeVos’ comment “attacked Democratic Presidential Candidate Vice President Joe Biden and

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Education Secretary Besty Devos under investigation for potential Hatch Act violation: report

The Office of the Special Counsel has started investigating Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for potentially violating the Hatch Act for her comments during an interview with FOX News’ Martha MacCallum, according to Politico.

During the interview on “The Story”, Devos had been asked about Biden’s promise to roll back her school choice policies.

“Today he’s turned his back on the kids that we’re talking about and he’s turned his face in favor of the teachers union and what they have to say and what they have to demand and it’s really shameful,” Devos said.

The interview was then promoted through the official channels of the Department of Education, according to an email shared by the outlet.

EDUCATION SECRETARY DEVOS WARNS ABOUT WAVE OF PRIVATE SCHOOL CLOSINGS: ‘THAT’S A CRISIS IN THE MAKING’

The complaint, shared by Politico, alleges that Devos’ comment “attacked Democratic Presidential Candidate Vice President Joe Biden and

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Yorkshire students urged to act responsibly by region’s higher education chiefs

Higher education leaders in the region have urged students to act responsibly as hundreds of thousands prepare to start term, Ruth Dacey reports.

Monday, 21st September 2020, 4:45 pm

Updated Monday, 21st September 2020, 4:59 pm

Nearly 200,000 students studied in Yorkshire last year, and the start of this semester will see a two per cent rise of undergraduates starting at universities across the region, compared with last year, according to UCAS.

As the new increased cohort of students, alongside those returning, prepare to start term higher education leaders across the region have warned students to “do the right thing by following the rules”.

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Professor Shirley Congdon, the chair of Yorkshire Universities, a group representing 12 institutions in the region, told The Yorkshire Post: “In this period what I will say [to students] is please

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