Calbright spared in California budget deal

Calbright spared in California budget deal

Dive Brief: Calbright, California’s fledgling online community college, will be funded for the upcoming fiscal year, according to the budget state lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom agreed to Monday.  However, the college will lose about $45 million in funding, most of which is from a one-time allocation, EdSource reported. Lawmakers could vote as early as […]
There’s more to geography than just 50 states and their capitals

There’s more to geography than just 50 states and their capitals

When Kelly León heard rumblings her district, the Sweetwater Union High School District in Southern California, was thinking about ditching 9th grade geography several years ago, she felt she had a “professional obligation” to challenge the proposal and...
Improving LGBTQ representation in curriculum reduces stigma, bullying

Improving LGBTQ representation in curriculum reduces stigma, bullying

Dive Brief: Nearly three-quarters of LGBTQ students surveyed say they’ve experienced bias-based bullying, according to a June 2020 study from the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.  Across the study’s sample of sexual or gender...
As colleges mull reopening, coronavirus hits athletic departments

As colleges mull reopening, coronavirus hits athletic departments

Dive Brief:  Dozens of student-athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus over the past few weeks, calling into question whether colleges will be able to safely reopen campuses this fall.  Last week, the NCAA Division I Council approved a plan to allow football...