New international students taking all online classes can’t enter US, ICE says

Dive Brief:  New international students will not be able to enter the U.S. for college if they are taking only online classes, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Friday.  The agency is also extending earlier guidance that allows international students who were enrolled in a U.S. institution by March 9 to enter or stay in the […]

A $35M gift to 11 colleges continues investment trend in HBCUs

Dive Brief: Eleven historically Black colleges in four states will receive a combined $25 million over six years from Dominion Energy, the company announced late last week. Another $10 million will support scholarships across the company’s service area....

Federal judge holds off on blocking new Title IX rule

Dive Brief: The U.S. Department of Education’s rule governing how colleges must investigate and potentially punish campus sexual misconduct still stands after a federal court hearing Friday. A federal judge did not decide on a preliminary injunction blocking the...

Flexibility needed to maintain teacher training during coronavirus

Dive Brief: With the uncertainty of in-person instruction as a result of COVID-19 combined with pre-existing staffing shortages and budget cuts, districts will likely have to adjust teacher training, hiring and evaluation practices. A research brief recently released...

Australia confirms visa changes apply to new students

“Existing and new student visa holders who undertake online study outside Australia because of Covid-19 will be able to count this towards the Australian Study Requirement,” the government confirmed on its website. “It’s important that changes to visa processes ensure...