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AACTE: New Federal Regulations Could Set Back Teacher Prep

WASHINGTON ― Although the Obama administration says its newly-proposed teacher preparation regulations are meant to spur “continuous improvement,” the leader of the association that represents college-based teacher preparation programs says the proposed rules could have the opposite effect.

As the nation is digesting a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for shooting to death an unarmed Black teen, Michael Brown, many took to the streets and to social media to express their dismay at the decision.

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Despite a public apology and a pledge to be more sensitive, Jennings was unable to hold onto his presidency in the wake of his comments on sexual assault.

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Many African-Americans claim some Native ancestry, often based on family oral history passed through the generations but frequently undocumented.

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The Thurgood Marshall College Fund and University of Phoenix recently announced a partnership to offer online courses to students at HBCUs across the country.

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Declining enrollment has unsurprisingly led to a domino effect, reducing the resources available to students on campus and making the HBCU experience less attractive to students choosing between a plethora of higher education options.

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Instead of asking deficit-oriented questions, we should change our mindset and ask new questions to uncover how HBCUs are supporting students despite the challenges they encounter.

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In the wake of the sweeping GOP take-over of Congress last week, Dr. Pedro Noguera says he believes that efforts to improve urban education in the United States and other parts of the world will likely be stalled.

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Though most HBCUs focus their language instruction on the traditional standbys, Spanish or French, a handful are moving in a new direction: developing Chinese programs.

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Xavier University of Louisiana has been named the lead institution of the 100,000 Strong Foundation’s “Advance Louisiana – Educating a Globally-Competent Workforce” initiative.

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