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Higher education groups ask Biden to reverse Trump orders on Title IX reform, critical race theory

Groups representing colleges and universities have urged President-elect Joe Biden to “move quickly” and undo many of President Trump’s orders that affect higher education policy, including Title IX reform and critical race theory.

In a letter from the American Council on Education, which was signed by 46 higher education groups, President Ted Mitchell wrote that the incoming Biden administration should remove the new Title IX mandate for a live hearing with cross-examination in cases of sexual assault on campus.


Mitchell said the requirement “could have a chilling

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Utah House District 59 race focused on education | Local Elections

Education is at the focus of the race between Republican Orem Rep. Val Peterson and United Utah Party candidate Catherine Eslinger to represent Utah House District 59.

“I think that we have teacher retention problems because we ask our teachers to do so much with really limited resources,” Eslinger, a Vineyard resident who previously served as a Utah chapter co-lead for the nonpartisan Mormon Women for Ethical Government and who has spent years on Capitol Hill advocating for various policies, said in an interview Tuesday. “And so I would like to get more funding and resources to our teachers and

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America’s gifted education programs have a race problem. Can it be fixed?

This article about gifted education was produced in partnership with The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. This is part 1 of the series “Gifted Education’s Race Problem.”

BUFFALO, N.Y. — On a crisp day in early March, two elementary school gifted and talented classes worked on activities in two schools, 3 miles and a world apart.

In airy PS 64 Frederick Law Olmsted, in affluent, white north Buffalo, 22 would-be Arctic explorers wrestled with how to build a shelter if their team leader had frostbite and snow blindness. Unusually for Buffalo’s

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