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Solving Christian higher education’s diversity problem

Education | A new scholarship program for Memphis students could offer a model for other minority recruitment efforts
by Leigh Jones
Posted 4/11/18, 04:01 pm

Christian colleges and universities have a diversity problem.

While only about 50 percent of public school students are white, 66 percent of students enrolled in colleges belonging to the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities are white. That disparity draws attention to a disconnect between Christian higher education and the nation’s growing ethnic community, said Pete Menjares, a professor at Vanguard University and a senior fellow for diversity at the CCCU.

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No cash? No credit? No problem!

Education | States race to implement free college programs, sticking taxpayers with the rising tuition bills
by Leigh Jones
Posted 4/04/18, 01:42 pm

A new analysis by The Century Foundation, a liberal think tank, shows 16 states now have at least one so-called “college promise” program offering free tuition to eligible students. Half of these programs launched in 2017, illustrating the growing popularity of the free degree.

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Can two little words solve our school safety crisis?

Education | Shooting statistics illustrate the difficulty of legislating a solution to a pervasive cultural problem
by Leigh Jones
Posted 3/28/18, 03:15 pm

The Washington Post published an in-depth article on school shootings last week. It’s a long but worthwhile read. Some of the findings parallel the school safety study I wrote about two weeks ago. Among the findings:

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