Week Links in Education: Nov. 19

Some of the stories and essays, particularly related to education in the United States, that caught my attention this week. A 🕛 symbol indicates a known metered paywall.


The FBI thinks most of this year’s racist threats against HBCUs were the work of just one minor.

A court released the Salvadoran army colonel who organized the assassinations of eight people, mostly Jesuit priests, at José Simeón Cañas Central American University in 1989.

At St. Petersburg Polytechnical University in 2009, a tall man approached an economics student after class and introduced himself as a friend of the instructor. He wanted to propose a business arrangement.

Yale University is rich, but it’s a bad place 🕛 to be a student in a mental health crisis. (This article discusses self-harm, sexual assault, and suicide.)

The law schools at Yale and Harvard will no longer 🕛 participate in U.S. News rankings.

In Virginia, the state board of education “punted” its decision about a chaotic 🕛 proposed revision to the state’s standards for K-12 history.

In Pennsylvania, the state education department released new standards for antiracist training in teacher education programs.

In Florida, a federal judge issued a temporary injunction against “dystopian” provisions of the state’s educational gag law.

Scholars at the Gilder Lehrman Center discussed 🕛 the challenges and benefits of designing “pluralistic” U.S. history courses.

American colleges espousing environmentalism often run on relatively dirty campus power plants.

Britain’s new higher education minister affirmed that giving opportunities to disadvantaged students is a legitimate main purpose of the university system.

Researchers found that the overall well-being of the American K-12 teaching profession has been falling since 2010 after two decades of stability.

Eastern University, a Baptist institution, was suspended from the evangelical Council for Christian Colleges and Universities after deciding not to discriminate against LGBTQ employees.

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