Ebony Elizabeth Thomas speaks to the EdSurge On Air podcast about shifts in the depiction of diverse characters in children's literature throughout the twentieth century and the progress that still needs to be made.
Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher critiques a controversial email about personal hygiene sent by a University of Houston professor, proposing alternative responses that could avoid microaggressions and factual inaccuracies.
Peter Eckel writes about the challenges facing newly created university boards of trustees in countries like Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and India, where independent board governance is an emerging practice.
Jonathan Zimmerman reviews three books on the desegregation of schools after the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision and unpacks the ruling's ongoing legal and historical questions.
Peter Eckel, writing with Cathy Trower, cautions that the traditional committee structures and operating procedures of university, college, and state system boards have not kept up with the times and can benefit from focused institutional review.
Laura Perna speaks about academics' frustrations with predatory practices in the student loan industry. "We have this structural reliance on loan servicers," she explains. "If they're not doing their job, it's a problem."