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Building a Better Future Through the Pandemic | July 30, 2020
Colleges and universities have a responsibility to mitigate and direct its impacts in innovative and positive ways, writes Fernando M. Reimers…
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Open letter on COVID-19 from UNC Chapel Hill tenured faculty to undergraduates | July 30, 2020
Your experience as a Chapel Hill undergraduate is a journey we are delighted to join and feel fortunate to be a part of. We want to be in the classroom teaching you….
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Covid on Campus | July 29, 2020
Coronavirus disrupts higher education, magnifies inequities and accelerates change…
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Post-pandemic universities: Taming the COVID dragon in the 21st Century | July 29, 2020
As the fall semester gets closer, higher education leaders are finalizing complex plans about reopening campuses safely…
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Local control of schools leads to a patchwork of reopening plans | July 24, 2020
Experts say flexibility is needed to reopen schools safely this fall, but some argue giving schools a wide berth will cause problems…
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COVID-19 hot spots such as frat parties, bars could ruin fall college reopening plans | July 23, 2020
As hundreds of universities attempt to offer in-person classes this fall, their success or failure hinges on much more than emptying the lecture halls or reducing dorm-room density…
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Students Are Spreading Covid-19 Off Campus. Here’s How Colleges Can Stop it. | July 23, 2020
As the University of Washington worked on plans to keep students masked-up and six feet apart this fall, ominous signs emerged blocks from the Seattle campus…
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Lessons in Leadership: In reopening prep, administrators move beyond ‘old way of doing things’ | July 21, 2020
Four education leaders say they learned “traditional instruction based on old concepts and practices” isn’t as effective, and health and safety come first…
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How the Coronavirus Crisis May Improve Teacher Quality | July 21, 2020
Recession hiring boosts teacher quality and student learning…
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Preparing for a chaotic year in college admissions | July 20, 2020
For recruiting and judging students, colleges face the reality that they may not be able to visit high schools or rely on their rubrics. The outcomes are expected to be particularly bad for disadvantaged students…
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Canceling the College-Football Season Isn’t Enough | July 17, 2020
Are we really going to put athletes in harm’s way because we want to watch College GameDay and drink a Bud Light?…
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College student travel can spark campus COVID outbreaks | July 17, 2020
To reduce danger, administrators can limit travel opportunities by eliminating breaks…
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The Pandemic’s Toll on School Leaders Is Palpable. Here’s What’s Needed for a Successful School Year. | July 16, 2020
In early May, when what seemed like the worst of the pandemic was behind us, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (YCEI), in collaboration with the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) in New York City, conducted a survey to understand how urban school leaders were feeling during the COVID-19 crisis…
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The no-win burden facing teachers in reopening schools | July 16, 2020
The debate over whether and how much to re-open schools in the fall has put teachers in the precarious position of choosing between their own safety and the pressures from some parents and local officials…
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Will Push to Reopen Threaten Aid? | July 16, 2020
As Congress mulls another coronavirus relief package, higher education lobbyists worry any aid will be focused on reopening and ignore billions in financial losses by colleges…
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The Case for Tuition Refunds | July 14, 2020
This won’t be a regular semester and colleges shouldn’t charge a regular price…
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Survey: College leaders fear students won’t follow social distancing guidelines | July 13, 2020
Roughly three-quarters of college leaders surveyed said their greatest concern about maintaining social distancing is that students won’t follow guidelines in campus housing…
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Lessons of the COVID-19 crisis for business schools | July 11, 2020
As the world is moving in measured steps out of COVID-19 lockdown, business schools should start focusing on the lessons that can be drawn from this pandemic of historical proportions….
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How campuses keep research going during the COVID summer? | July 8, 2020
Hope College is bringing students back to campus while other schools continue research online…
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Reopening Campuses, Racial Disparities | July 8, 2020
As the Trump administration pushes for colleges and schools to reopen, Congress heard a call to do so without worsening the pandemic’s racial impacts…
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An irrational assault on higher education | July 8, 2020
A new Trump policy would force some international students in US schools to go home. It’s a callous plan that would cause great economic harm…
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Coronavirus Is Blowing Up America’s Higher Education System | July 7, 2020
As the pandemic shows no signs of slowing, students and teachers are scrambling to adjust—and some universities are ignoring red flags…
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Will climbing coronavirus cases derail school reopenings? | July 1, 2020
In a Senate committee hearing Tuesday, lawmakers and health experts said while reopening schools is important, increasing COVID cases are cause for concern…
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