Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling for the government to recognise the transformative effect that classical music tuition can have on the lives of children in disadvantaged communities. Read more
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A slate of diversity plans filed by individual schools within the University of Tennessee-Knoxville will require some professors to commit to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices to gain tenure, create a new critical race center on campus, and embed diversity-based curricula throughout the university Read more
High school juniors who believe they can’t afford higher education are about 20 percentage points less likely to attend college within the first three years after high school than peers who don’t think affordability is a barrier. Read more
A class-action lawsuit claims price-fixing occurred at institutions for nearly two decades, costing students millions. Read more
Review recommends end of prison education programme following ‘unimaginable grief’ caused by 2019 killings of two delegates Read more
Five students say leading colleges and universities are acting as an illegal “cartel” in violation of antitrust law. One of the students’ lawyers is a former prosecutor in the Varsity Blues case. Read more
Labour has accused the government’s flagship national tutoring programme (NTP) of failing children and taxpayers after official figures revealed take-up rates way below target. Read more
American universities have adopted “Latinx” as a new way to describe people of Latin American descent without reference to sex or gender – but Latino people dismiss the descriptor, if they’ve even heard of it. Read more
A professor at George Mason University has publicly spoken out against the school’s Covid-19 booster mandate in a published memo to the university president. Read more
State support for higher education in the US appears headed for a 10th straight year of increases, in some cases by large margins, defying widespread fears of Covid-driven economic crises and enrolment declines. Read more