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Educators Strategize on How to Diversify the K-12 Teaching Profession

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

AURORA, Colo.— Educators who train and prepare students to become teachers, gathered this weekend at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) to call attention to the ongoing challenges that face K-12 learning. AACTE officials said that this year’s theme, “Ascending New Heights: Propelling the Profession into the Future,” aligns with the association’s vision and mission “to revolutionize education for all learners by elevation education and educato

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Burnout, Excessive Workloads Plague Teaching and Learning Workforce in Higher Ed - Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology

Ray Schroeder

Increasing workloads are taking a toll on mental health and morale among teaching and learning professionals in higher education, according to a new Educause survey. Nearly two-thirds of overall respondents (65%) reported having an excessive workload — and the higher the position level, the greater the workload. Eighty-four percent of C-level executives and assistant or associate VPs called their workload excessive, followed by 73% of directors and 71% of managers.

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Students’ futures still blighted by English test scandal | Letter

The Guardian Higher Education

International students wrongly accused of cheating are being denied justice by the Home Office, warns Nazek Ramadan of Migrant Voice Regarding your article ( ‘It destroyed my life’: the students accused of cheating in English tests”, 11 February ) and other related pieces on the English language test scandal, Migrant Voice has been campaigning with the students for seven years, and has brought about investigations that have revealed more evidence supporting their innocence.

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Iowa House Democrats Propose Tuition Freeze, Regents Universities Budget Increase - Tom Robinson, Western Iowa Today

Ray Schroeder

Iowa House Democrats are proposing a tuition freeze at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa for the next four years. “This tuition freeze is accompanied by a corresponding budget increase to make sure they can afford it without compromising its regular services,” said House Minority Leader Jennifer Konfrst.

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