Education Department Investigates Princeton After University Admits to Systemic Racism | Education News

The White House has opened an investigation into Princeton University, accusing it of civil rights violations after its president admitted racism exists at the school.

Earlier this month, Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber published a letter to the university community in which he acknowledged that the university has and continues to be shaped by systemic racism.

“Racism and the damage it does to people of color nevertheless persist at Princeton as in our society, sometimes by conscious intention but more often through unexamined assumptions and stereotypes, ignorance or insensitivity, and the systemic legacy of past decisions and policies,” he wrote, underscoring also that for most of Princeton’s history, the university “intentionally and systematically excluded people of color, women, Jews, and other minorities.”

“Racist assumptions from the past also remain embedded in structures of the University itself,” he added, noting that, for example, Princeton has at least nine departments and programs organized

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Online Education Market- Roadmap for Recovery from COVID-19 | Growing Advantages of Online Learning to boost the Market Growth


Technavio has been monitoring the online education market and it is poised to grow by USD 247.46 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 18% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Online Education Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. Download a Free

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These Mass. colleges were ranked among the best in the US by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

2020 has been the year of a once-in-a-century global pandemic and Tom Brady taking the field wearing something other than a New England Patriots jersey. But despite all the changes this year brought, Massachusetts universities are still topping nationwide rankings.

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have landed the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively, on the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education’s list of best overall colleges in the nation.

2020 marks the fourth straight year Harvard has taken the top spot on the WSJ/THE annual list.

Here are the other universities that made the cut:

1. Harvard University

2. MIT

3. Yale University

4. Stanford University

5. Brown University and Duke University (tied)

7. California Institute of Technology and Princeton University (tied)

9. Cornell University

10. Northwestern University

Harvard and MIT also made it on the WSJ/THE list of top 10 schools for student outcomes, which

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“We Want to Make Sure Kids Are Getting Health Education”

Now that she has returned to campus for her graduation year at Northeastern, University Scholar Arunika Makam is looking forward to assisting younger students off-campus. She is co-president of the Northeastern chapter of Peer Health Exchange, a national non-profit organization that focuses on helping people of high-school age make healthy choices.

Makam and her co-president, Jacqueline Huynh, lead the effort in training their Northeastern peers to work with more than 800 students at 10 under-resourced high schools in Boston. The focus is on providing young people with the means to make good choices in terms of sexual health, mental health, and substance use.

09/04/20 – BOSTON, MA. – Northeastern student Arunika Makam poses for a portrait on Sept. 4, 2020. Makam is the co-president of the Northeastern chapter of Peer Health Exchange. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

Of the 250 volunteers involved in Peer Health Exchange programs in Boston,

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COVID-19 laid bare the inequities in Higher Education. Now, we risk losing an entire generation

When COVID-19 peaked in the Northeast, my home state of New Jersey moved into lockdown, including remote instruction for the state college and university systems. This educational shift, the virus’s disproportionate impact on Black and brown communities, and economic dislocation have had enormous impacts on the aspirations of students from low-income families who seek the transformational power of higher education.

For many families living below the poverty line in New Jersey and across the country, public universities and community colleges offer opportunity: to be the first in the family to receive a college education and to take a step up the ladder of social mobility. Today, one-fifth of college students nationally come from low-income backgrounds, and more than half are first-generation students — many of whom rely on public education institutions to transform their lives and the lives of their families. Even as economic mobility has decreased in the

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Simpson’s paper accepted by North American Association for Philosophy of Education


Tim Simpson, professor and chair of the Department of Foundational and Graduate Studies in Education (FGSE) at Morehead State University, along with co-author and retired Hillsdale College professor Dr. Jon Fennell, had their paper, “Epistemological Foundations of Liberal Education for Democratic Life” accepted by the North American Association for Philosophy of Education (NAAPE) to be presented in Fall 2020 via remote session.  

NAAPE allows scholars worldwide that work in both education and philosophy a forum to address the practical challenges of teaching and learning.  

“We seek to explore the epistemological foundations of liberal education and the purpose and meaning of education for democratic life through the work of renown philosopher of education Harry S. Broudy and world-class scientist and philosopher Michael Polanyi,” Simpson said. “I am delighted to represent Morehead State University at a premier, national philosophy of

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How Online Education Startup Outschool Raised $45 Million During The Pandemic

The pandemic has been good to Outschool CEO Amir Nathoo, 40. Today the cofounder of the five-year-old San Francisco-based online education provider announced that he had raised $45 million in a funding round led by Lightspeed, a Silicon Valley venture fund. That brings the total invested in Outschool to $57 million.

“We’ve been dealing with overnight rocketship growth,” says Nathoo, who won’t share Outschool’s valuation. Last year revenue totaled $6.5 million, he says. In 2020 it’s on track to hit $100 million and he says Outschool is turning a profit.

The platform offers a staggering 50,000 not-for-credit classes aimed at students in grades K-12. That’s up from 15,000 just three months ago. Among the most popular right now: How to Make Awesome Animated Movies, a five-week course for students aged 10-15 that meets once

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What The Work From Home Revolution Means For Higher Education

It’s been six months since lockdown and domestic harmony is hanging by a thread because my kids can no longer agree on a movie. Six months ago, the list seemed endless. But after exhausting the Monty Python canon, Airplane, and Fletch, I led them astray with films they found too slow (Rushmore) or obscure (The Coca-Cola Kid) and lost all cinematic credibility. Now Leo and Zev want action movies or comedies while 11-year-old Hal insists on Muppets or anime. So our pandemic film festival is approaching a shabby final gala.

When he’s not reading comics or cracking corny jokes, Hal tends to focus on food. One boring Covid day he passed me a post-it note that read: “Brazil nuts bug me.” Why was he was thinking about Brazil nuts? His response: “Why are you not thinking about Brazil nuts?” Then there was the time we miraculously agreed to watch Top

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Increased Use Of Tech In Higher Education During Covid-19 Exemplifies True Grit

The business world teems with buzzwords. Buzzwords reach epic heights, then tragically die after rampant overuse. Grit is one word that ebbs and flows in popularity, but, by all appearances, has yet to be marked with the scarlet b and remains a respected word that signifies a propensity for success.

American psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth took the term grit to new heights in her 2013 TED Talk titled Grit: The power of passion and perseverance where she shared her five characteristics of grit.

At a time where opinions on today’s hybrid learning delivery methods are nothing short of loudly divided, beyond the hysteria our fall 2020 higher education experience exudes true grit of those on the education delivery front lines.

It is easy to show how Duckworth’s 5

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