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Texas State U. Police Investigate Threatening Pro-Trump Fliers

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 10, 2016 - 11:01am
The fliers say, among other things, that tar-and-feather vigilante squads should be organized, and that "deviant university leaders" should be arrested and tortured.
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Who Is In Your Village?

U.S. Department of Education Blog - November 10, 2016 - 8:00am

Traditionally, when we think about schools and family involvement, we picture “moms.” Moms getting their children up in the morning, fixing lunches, and walking children to school. Moms helping with homework, going to parent-teacher conferences and volunteering at school. This vision makes sense, given that at one point in our society, mothers were the primary caregivers and school volunteers. However, our society has changed and so have moms.

We know that children thrive when they have adults caring for them and supporting their education. And adults are stronger when they have each other to support them in raising their children. Mothers and fathers, step-parents, older siblings, aunts, uncles, foster and adoptive parents, grandparents, family friends, and neighbors all pitch in to ensure the most positive outcomes for children. It truly takes a village to raise a child to reach his or her potential.

As research has shown for decades, and continually supports, parent involvement in schools is a crucial factor in children’s academic success. The shift from “parent involvement” to “family engagement” acknowledges that the reality of who is “parenting” a child is broadening and there needs to be more meaningful input and dialogue between schools and families.

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How Voters’ Education Levels Factored Into Trump’s Win

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 10, 2016 - 2:55am
Campaign-watchers had long focused on the role the electorate’s schooling would play in the race. But it’s hardly the only demographic breakdown that mattered.
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Lesson Plans After the Shock: How Instructors Treated Trump’s Win in the Classroom

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 10, 2016 - 2:55am
As professors grappled with their own surprise, they also had to figure out how to deal with students’ and colleagues’ questions.
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Academic Pollsters Didn’t See All Those Trump Voters Coming, Either. Why Not?

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 10, 2016 - 2:41am
After a surprising election, public-opinion researchers assess the damage.
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What a Michigan County’s Switch to Trump Says About the Limits of Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 9, 2016 - 10:55pm
Macomb County voted for Barack Obama in 2008. Despite the local community college’s model work-force-training programs, many residents feel the economy has passed them by. On Tuesday the county went for Donald Trump — helping tip the U.S. presidential election in his favor.
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AAUP Warns of Historic Threat to Academic Freedom Posed by Trump

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 9, 2016 - 3:15pm
The organization cited statements and proposed policies of the president-elect to support its position.
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Marshall U. President Condemns Tweet That References Sex Assault

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 9, 2016 - 2:46pm
Campus officials are reviewing the student's message to see if it violates university policies.
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Traumatized and Indignant, College Students React to a Trump Presidency

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 9, 2016 - 1:12pm
Protests, hugs, and solidarity mark campus responses across the country.
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On Election Night, Colleges Watch as a Glass Ceiling Stays Put

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 9, 2016 - 1:59am
Hillary Clinton’s supporters, at her alma mater and elsewhere, began Tuesday evening ready to celebrate. As their watch parties closed down, the mood had turned to despair.  
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Wayward Polls and Governors’ Races: Other Notes From a Tumultuous Election Night

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 9, 2016 - 1:35am
Several other electoral results could have implications for higher education. Here's a look at a few of them.
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Trump’s Surprise Victory Sends Shock Through Higher Ed

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 9, 2016 - 1:00am
Donald Trump’s abrasive presidential campaign angered many people in academe. His upset win raises questions about higher education’s place amid a tide of anti-intellectualism.
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A Lifetime of Service to Children

U.S. Department of Education Blog - November 9, 2016 - 12:00am

When I signed up for the Army, it was not a popular time to serve our country in the military. People who understood what it meant to serve congratulated me, while others thought I was making a big mistake, or worse, ridiculed me because of Vietnam, but I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my father and grandfathers before me. I ended up working in security and some hours as a physical activities specialist, which involved physical fitness and sports for the unit. I felt that I was fulfilling two desires at that time – serve as my family had and to earn the GI bill for my education.

Going through basic training, and eventually jump school and additional training gave me more confidence and desire to go after my ultimate post-service dream of teaching and coaching our youth. During my time at Fort Bragg, I learned a lot from all the Vietnam Veterans in my unit. As a youngster, I didn’t realize how precious life was and how much effect I could have on others. My elders, teachers, coaches and military leaders made their impact on me. I, in turn, have taught physical education for over 25 years and coached many youth sports including high school football and baseball.

One of my proudest moments, though, was my first coaching job for a Fort Bragg little league baseball team. I was told that nobody was available for these kids whose parents were fulfilling their military duties. I decided to take on the role of coach with another young soldier. Our team lost several games in a row before all the hard work finally started to pay off. They started to win and most importantly, gained confidence in themselves and their team. I was very happy for those boys and learned a lot about instilling hard work, discipline and belief in yourself and your team.

I have now taught over 37 years and people ask me why I haven’t retired. My biggest reason is that I love how I am continually challenged by our youth. I love watching students in my elementary physical education class develop skills that they never believed they could. My jump rope unit starts with kindergarten students and makes its way up to 5th grade. We culminate the unit during a Jump Rope for Heart event where the students demonstrate their fitness, skills and community awareness by teaching family members, friends and neighbors the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Last year, our students brought in almost $20,000 in donations for the American Heart Association!

I am also proud to say that I have coached many baseball players at Walled Northern High School that have gone on to either play in college and careers in many other fields. Some of those players I taught from kindergarten through 5th grade. I then got to work with them again in 9th through 12th grade as ball players. I don’t believe I would be as inspired, confident or successful in my field if it weren’t for the leadership I had through my military years. I believe we all have a moral obligation to develop leadership in our youth. It starts in our educational systems and other organizations that affect our kids, and includes our military. My time in the military made me a better person. I hope to keep instilling that confidence and belief in our youth so that they can accomplish great things.

Bob Marijanovich, Physical Education teacher at Keith Elementary in Walled Lake, MI, started his career in the Army, but made his way into education as both a teacher and a coach. In honor of his son, Bobby, who passed away from a heart and lung defect at the age of 16, Bob has run 22 successful Jump Rope for Heart events with students to benefit the American Heart Association. Marijanovich is a great example of what it means to be called to serve both as a Veteran and as a teacher for the last 37 years.

 

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A Stunning Upset

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 8, 2016 - 10:00pm
Donald J. Trump won election as the 45th president of the United States in an astonishing upset of Hillary Clinton, a Democrat who had long led her Republican rival in the polls. Here is extended coverage of the unexpected result of their contest.
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8 Political Scientists to Follow on Twitter for Election Results

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 8, 2016 - 12:43pm
It's finally Election Day, and though many Americans will turn on their televisions to watch the results roll in tonight, plenty will have their eyes on smaller screens too.
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Jury Awards $3 Million to UVa Official in Lawsuit Against 'Rolling Stone'

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 8, 2016 - 2:55am
The same jury found the magazine and one of its reporters liable for defamation of Nicole Eramo in a now-discredited article about the University of Virginia's response to an alleged gang rape.
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A Clinton Presidency Could Heighten a Divide Among Progressives in Higher Ed

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 8, 2016 - 2:55am
The Democratic nominee’s calls for free college and student-loan refinancing are natural winners on the left, which still has plenty of disagreement about her priorities.
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What if a President Really Did Shut Down the Dept. of Education?

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 8, 2016 - 2:55am
Conservative politicians have had the agency in their cross hairs since the day it was founded, and for now, at least, Donald Trump is carrying the torch. Here are a few scenarios to contemplate.
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Meet the 4 Colleges That May Be Sad to See Election Season End

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 8, 2016 - 2:45am
Marist, Monmouth, Quinnipiac, and Siena are names in the news these days. Not for the obscure athletic conference they share, but for the closely watched polls they produce.
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Chronicle Focus

Chronicle of Higher Education - November 7, 2016 - 12:50pm
In a new feature, available to subscribers only, The Chronicle offers carefully curated collections of articles on important issues in higher education. So far, there are more than a dozen. Here are a couple of examples.
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