Reclaiming Education and Excellence Under Trump

This article is an excerpt from the “2020 Mandate for Leadership: A Clear Vision for the Next Administration.” It looks back at policy decisions made by the Trump administration over the past four years. You can purchase your copy of “Mandate 2020” here.

Since publication of the last Mandate for Leadership, the Trump administration has pursued some needed changes in education policy (most notably through regulatory rollbacks) to the benefit of higher education in particular. Many of these efforts represent important steps toward choosing the path of free markets and family control in education.

For one, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in December 2017, was a boon to parents who want to save for their children’s education. The law expanded 529 college savings accounts, making K-12 private school tuition eligible for the tax-neutral savings plans.

Prior to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, only higher education

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HCC Receives Insight Into Diversity 2020 Higher Education Excellence In Diversity Award

September 23, 2020

Today, Hillsborough Community College received the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — HCC will be featured, along with 90 other recipients, in the November 2020 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the second consecutive year that HCC has been named as a HEED Award recipient.

“Hillsborough Community College is honored to once again be a HEED award recipient. It is a recognition of the value we place on cultivating a respectful and supportive learning environment that is inclusive of all experiences and backgrounds,” said HCC President Dr. Ken Atwater.

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected HCC because of its longstanding institutional commitment to

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Shimadzu Scientific Instruments and Front Range Biosciences Partner to Establish a Hemp Science Center of Excellence

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) and Front Range Biosciences (FRB) announced today their partnership to establish a Hemp Science Center of Excellence. Through this collaborative research and education agreement, SSI will provide instrumentation to support FRB’s new analytical laboratory for hemp research and development.

COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) and Front Range Biosciences (FRB) announced today their partnership to establish a Hemp Science Center of Excellence. Through this collaborative research and education agreement, SSI will provide instrumentation to support FRB’s new analytical laboratory for hemp research and development.

The FRB Hemp Science Center of Excellence will focus on genetics, biobanking, breeding and analysis utilizing Shimadzu HPLC/UHPLC, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS and MALDI-TOF MS instruments. Scientists at the new center will conduct chemical and genetic analytical research to support the development of new hemp varieties for the production of cannabinoids, terpenoids and other compounds for medical and

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WCU Receives Higher Education Excellence In Diversity Award From Insight Into Diversity Magazine

Sept. 2, 2020

WCU Receives Higher Education Excellence In Diversity Award from INSIGHT INTO DIVERSITY
Magazine

Today, West Chester University (WCU) received the 2020 Higher Education Excellence
in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges
and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion
— West Chester University will be featured, along with 89 other recipients, in the
November 2020 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

“Receiving the HEED award for the first time in West Chester University’s history
is a clear indication that we are on the right track as we strengthen and enhance
our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in intentional ways,” said West
Chester University President Chris Fiorentino. “This University is committed to creating
an environment that celebrates and

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