2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Legislature Struggles To Fund Voter-Approved Mandate

Debates are heating up over Oregon’s looming $1.6 billionbudget deficit as the second half of the 2017 legislative session begins, and the $300 million high school spending requirement set forth in Measure 98 is among the many areas still on the table for cuts.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Higher-Ed Leaders Who Have Been Recently Appointed or Promoted

Caputo holds a bachelor of science degree from the United States Military Academy, a master of science in accountancy from DePaul University, and a master of public administration from Northern Illinois University. He also earned a Ph.D. from NIU with public administration, public policy and government finance as fields of study.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

A Summary Listing of Honors and Awards at Colleges Around the Nation

has been an active participant in AAWCC programs over the years, presenting on data-savvy decision making and on decisions about leadership transitions, and participating in the organization’s CEO Network. Prior to joining Achieving the Dream in 2015, Stout was president of Montgomery County Community College (Pa.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

High School Equivalency Program Aimed at Students Older than 21

This fall, Candia earned the credit he needed to graduate high school through OC’s High School 21+ program, which offers adult students nontraditional ways to complete classes. In Candia’s case, the college arranged for him to take an independent study art class.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Counselors Help Service Members Make Transition to Civilian World

“Student veterans have always been a fabric of our campus,” Perriton said. “We’re dealing with an industry that has a large skills gap, so for many of our veterans it’s a natural place in education for them to master a trade and get into a career path.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

A Summary Listing of Grants and Gifts at Colleges Around the Nation

A $1 million gift from Beverly and Richard Fink to eight Minnesota state colleges in the Twin Cities will establish an innovative program to ensure that students are college-ready by fall semester of their freshman year — at no cost to the students.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RACE & ETHNICITY IN AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION NCORE 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Initiative Aims To Help At-Risk Students Prepare for College

The West Ada School District is starting the program, called Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID, in the Mountain View and Meridian high schools. The administration will expand the program to other schools in the 38,000-student district over the next several years, The Idaho Statesman.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Reno Remaking Economy with Help from Carmaker and College

The selection, in 2014, capped an intense, high-stakes public competition. California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, all dangled hundreds of millions of dollars in incentives. In addition to providing the land for free — it was donated by a local landowner — Nevada crafted a $1.3 billion incentive package.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation

Regional Chancellor Thomas Coley told the South Bend Tribune (http://bit.ly/2oZjQ3t ) that 31 northwest region employees are being laid off, including eight administrators, five faculty members and 15 full-time staff members. The region has campuses in Michigan City, Valparaiso, Gary and East Chicago.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

McAvoy Finds Inspiration in Literary Classics

The idea for “The Invisible Man” came to him while he was seeing a new doctor. The doctor never made eye contact with him, McAvoy recalled, and “I wondered, ‘Was I invisible?”‘ “The Invisible Man” mixedmedia sculpture, which includes McAvoy’s own MRI and X-rays, speaks to those who feel invisible to doctors and insurance companies, he explained.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Dual Enrollment Complicates Campus Carry Law

But as the Aug. 1 date approaches for when guns will be legal at the dozens of community and junior colleges across the state, the decisions on rules at many campuses are turning out to be pretty simple. Guns will most likely be allowed in most classrooms, even the ones that have students under the age of 18.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Proposal Would Advise Informants Of Legal Rights

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota legislators are close to enacting new protections for drug informants, more than three years after a 20-year-old college student working undercover was found dead in a river with a bullet in his head and a backpack of rocks tied to his body.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Waning Enrollment, Aging Campus and Rising Costs Claim School

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri military academy and college that dates to 1880 and includes federal lawmakers, business titans and a famous zoologist among its alumni will fold at the end of next month, given waning enrollment, rising costs and an aging campus.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

College-Owned Museum Sees Savings in Solar Panels

The museum is installing solar panels on its roof, part of a project aimed at lowering the energy costs of one of the city’s largest electric customers. It’s also a symbol of the state’s efforts to move away from coal as its primary energy source as more coalfired power plants are replaced by natural gas.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Wallace State CC Nursing, Health Students Strive To Reinforce Health Habits

HANCEVILLE, Ala. — On the wall outside one set of bathrooms at Hanceville Elementary School is a painting of a teacher shaking her finger at the depiction of a large, purple germ. The illustration serves as a reminder to students to wash their hands as a way to avoid the invisible organisms that can spread illness.

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