News in brief
The latest news and opinions in higher education.
Inclusive classroom. Erik Day describes teaching at Beacon College, the first accredited institution of higher learning to award bachelor's degrees exclusively to students with dyslexia, ADHD, or other specific learning disabilities. (The 'Q' Blog)
Tech ban? A professor offers a balanced approach in the debate about allowing laptops in the classroom. (Vitae)
Bite-sized courses. Two states have revised their remedial education programs to replace courses with modules, allowing students to complete work in smaller increments. (EdSurge)
No GPAs. Jonathan Lash, the president of Hampshire College, explains why his school uses a "narrative-evaluation" system rather than grading student work. (Hechinger Report)
Labor of love. President Michael Sorrell shares how he turned around Paul Quinn College, in part by using a program where students' internships defray the cost of attendance. (Washington Monthly)