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Read: Grand Canyon University Fined $37.7 Million for Deceptive Practices

Grand Canyon University Fined $37.7 Million for Deceptive Practices

For years, the university allegedly told students its doctoral programs would cost between $40,000 and $49,000 but less than 2% of graduates completed programs within that range.

Read: White House Holds First-Ever Summit to Address Ransomware Attacks Against K-12 Schools

White House Holds First-Ever Summit to Address Ransomware Attacks Against K-12 Schools

The Biden Administration also announced initiatives to address the problem, including grants and other support from technology providers.

Read: School Counselor Shortages by State and Its Impact on Students

School Counselor Shortages by State and Its Impact on Students

Mental health care provider and school counselor shortages are significantly impacting children as they struggle with their mental health at alarming rates.

Read: Lawsuit: Harvard Legacy Admissions Practices Disadvantage Students of Color

Lawsuit: Harvard Legacy Admissions Practices Disadvantage Students of Color

The lawsuit claims 70% of applicants with ties to wealthy alumni or donors are White and that a portion of those students would not be admitted otherwise.

Read: U.S. Dept of Ed Resolves Sexual Harassment Compliance Review of Mingo County Schools

U.S. Dept of Ed Resolves Sexual Harassment Compliance Review of Mingo County Schools

OCR determined that Mingo County Schools didn’t respond equitably to complaints, violated Title IX, and more.

Read: Dept. of Ed. Releases School Diversity Report, Announces New Grant Program

Dept. of Ed. Releases School Diversity Report, Announces New Grant Program

The report says progress toward increased racial and socioeconomic diversity in schools has stalled, leading to inequitable access and outcomes for students.

Read: Biden Announces $95 Million for Student Mental Health Services

Biden Announces $95 Million for Student Mental Health Services

The funding will be used to increase access to school-based mental health services and hire additional mental health professionals.

Read: Biden Proposes New Title IX Rule for Transgender Athletes

Biden Proposes New Title IX Rule for Transgender Athletes

Overall, the proposed rule gives schools some discretion in creating their own policies but prohibits blanket bans.

Read: Office for Civil Rights Logs Record Number of Discrimination Complaints

Office for Civil Rights Logs Record Number of Discrimination Complaints

Most of the nearly 19,000 complaints filed with the Department of Education allege discrimination based on disability, race, and sex.

Read: U.S. Department of Education Awards Oxford Area Community School District Over $700,000 in Emergency Funds

U.S. Department of Education Awards Oxford Area Community School District Over $700,000 in Emergency Funds

The funds were awarded in response to the November 30 shooting at Oxford High School that claimed the lives of four students.

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