U of Alaska scraps plans to merge 2 campuses

Dive Brief:  The University of Alaska System’s board of regents unanimously voted this week to no longer consider merging its Southeast and Fairbanks campuses.  The idea was pitched as a way for the system to absorb deep cuts mandated by the state and aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic.  Instead, the system will focus on collaborating […]

Poll: 2 in 3 teachers want to start the school year remotely

Dive Brief: A recent teacher poll shows most K-12 teachers are concerned about returning to the classroom this fall, and two-thirds want to start the school year remotely, NPR reports, noting an additional NPR/Ipsos poll showing 66% of parents want to start the year...

Student-athletes push back and game cancellations mount

Dive Brief: As verified coronavirus cases spike in many areas of the U.S., the NCAA released new rules that athletic programs must follow in order to field fall sports.   Some NCAA requirements have proven too cumbersome for Division II and Division III to meet, and...