Candidates' ed stances and higher ed wisdom: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at how the remaining presidential candidates in both parties stack up on education issues, ranging from college affordability to Common Core.
We also gathered words of wisdom from higher ed leaders like U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell and Arizona State University President Michael Crow, who spoke at this week's SXSWedu conference in Austin, as well as the former HBCU presidents behind the new TM2 education search firm.
Meanwhile in K-12, we spoke with Jill Habig, special counsel to California Attorney General Kamala Harris, about the state's efforts to address truancy.
Be sure to check out our feature on potential limits to campus speech from student demands and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- How leading presidential candidates stack up on education issues: Both democratic candidates have detailed higher education plans, while Marco Rubio and John Kasich are the only candidates on the Republican side to directly address education, except Ted Cruz's desire to cut the Department of Education completely.
- 8 higher ed thought leaders share words of wisdom at SXSWedu: In seven-minute presentations, speakers talked everything from innovation to affordability.
- Are students demanding a limit to free speech on campuses today?: While some argue marginalized students are finally finding their voice, others say student protests against those with whom they don’t agree has created an assault on free speech.
- Tackling California's truancy crisis: Jill Habig, special counsel to Attorney General Kamala Harris, discusses the long-term impacts of chronic absences.
- 9 things aspiring presidents need to know: The three former college presidents behind the new TM2 education search firm share advice for future leaders.
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