Common Core, College Cost and Quality Among Education Issues to Watch in … – U.S. News & World Report

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Common Core, College Cost and Quality Among Education Issues to Watch in … – U.S. News & World Report
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Common Core implementation, teacher evaluation systems and new quality measures will continue to be central education issues in 2014.

Common Core implementation, teacher evaluation systems and new quality measures will continue to be central education issues in 2014.

2013 was a big year for education.

President Barack Obama announced his plan to rate colleges based on quality and accountability measures, and to tie financial aid to their performance. Legislators reversed a doubling of student loan interest r…………… continues on Common Core, College Cost and Quality Among Education Issues to Watch in … – U.S. News & World Report

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Financial Crisis Knocks Arkansas Baptist College to its Knees
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by Jamal Watson

Last semester, Arkansas Baptist College students protested outside President Fitz Hill’s office after a delay in the receipt of federal financial assistance from Washington, D.C.

Arkansas Baptist College (ABC)—the small, private historically Black four-year liberal arts school in Little Rock—has long had its share of fiscal challenges.

But now, a group of faculty and staff are calling for the immediate ouster of the school’s president, Dr. Fitz Hill, and the chief financial officer, Billy Owens, after being forced to go for more than a month without receiving paychecks.

“We were working with no compensation, broken promises of pay dates, and added stress due to our personal non-payment of personal financial obligations,” says Diann Parker, president of the college’s faculty senate and a faculty member in the music department. “Not only were we not being paid, but our insurance carriers were not being paid although the money was deducted from our monthly salaries.”

While employees did eventually receive their paychecks a few days before Christmas, P…………… continues on Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio

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