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2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Texas Colleges Recovering from Hurricane Harvey

Desperate times, the old idiom goes, call for desperate measures. So it was for the community colleges battered and damaged by Hurricane Harvey an unprecedented weather event which presented unprecedented challenges for colleges on the Texas Gulf Coast.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Students Use 3D Printers To Aid Disabled Vets

Tyler Tomazic and Eric Szabo sought to answer some veterans’ yearning to thumb through the pages of a book again. Tomazic would design the Easy Easel to hold a book. Szabo would design the UFO Page Turner for books and touchscreens. (Its semicircle design resembles a flying saucer.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

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

Snyder’s retirement came at a time when the community college system’s enrollment had dropped by 25 percent over three years. The university laid off employees and left positions unfilled in response to the loss of revenue..
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Job Market Increasingly Demands Workers Have Post-Secondary Credential

“My life has changed, I am here to make it better,” said Dickey, 39, who left high school after she became pregnant and spent the next two decades working lowpaying jobs, raising five children, living on government assistance and struggling with alcoholism.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

College Enlist Truckers To Fight Prostitution at Truck Stops

“The girl asked if I wanted company,” said Cervantes, lead instructor for the Del Mar College Transportation Training Services program. “I told her, ‘No, but if you’d like to warm up for a while, you’re more than welcome.’ She responded that if I didn’t want a date, she had to move on.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

St. Louis CC Professor’s Book Prompts Outrage from Lawmakers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three members of Congress are demanding answers after a St. Louis scholar's new book revealed details of secret Cold War-era U.S. government testing in which countless unsuspecting people, including many children, pregnant women and minorities, were fed, sprayed or injected with radiation and other dangerous materials.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Laney College Site Was Top Choice for New Oakland A’s Ballpark

“We are shocked by Peralta’s decision to not move forward,” the A’s said in a statement. “All we wanted to do was enter into a conversation about how to make this work for all of Oakland, Laney, and the Peralta Community College District. We are disappointed that we will not have that opportunity.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

State Allows Some Immigrants To Pay In-State Tuition

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Northwest Kansas Technical College won’t allow federal immigration officials on its campus in Goodland without a court order to protect students who might be affected by the Trump administration’s plans to rescind a program that protects from deportation immigrants brought to the country illegally when they were children.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Staffing Structures, Administrative Bloat Targeted in Report

College officials noted that because each college is independently accredited, it is required to have certain staffing structures. But two of the three more rural campuses now have only one vice president, and officials are examining whether to make changes elsewhere, said Chancellor Ross Gittell, of the state’s community college system.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Shrinking State Support Puts Squeeze on Sports, Pay Raises

Community College Board Executive Director Andrea Mayfield said in a statement that 81 people will be laid off, while 122 jobs will be eliminated after employees leave or retire. Colleges plan to cut 35 student jobs, a way many students earn money for school, and will eliminate three vacant positions.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Low-Income Families Must Devote 63% of Income to Tuition

Data from 2014 show low-income families in Illinois must set aside 63 percent of their total income for a student to attend a four-year institution, according to a report from The Partnership for College Completion. Middle class families must set aside 25 percent, the study found.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Most Defaults Come from For-Profit Colleges

Brian Weingart, senior director of financial aid for the Higher Education Policy Commission, said most of the defaulted loans came from the private, for-profit American Public University System based in Charles Town. The school had about 5,500 students who defaulted on their loans.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

New State Law Requires Overhaul of Remedial Classes

AUSTIN, Texas — As Texas tries to educate a growing number of college students who come from struggling schools or speak English as a second language, a grim stat highlights the challenge it faces: 60 percent of all students who enroll in community college are not considered college ready.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Partnerships Needed To Create Robust Workforce Pipeline

Speakers at the event organized by New Hampshire College and University Council, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire included officials representing K-12 education, community colleges, private and public universities and the business sector.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Is $54M Annual Investment in College Courses for HS Students Worthwhile?

A report by the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Finance Committee found dual-credit coursework that can count toward high school and college degrees continues to succeed in helping students make the transition to college or vocational school without stumbling.
2018 January 10 - 03:32 pm

Suanne Roueche Dies at 75

       Suanne Roueche, a teacher, scholar, author and philanthropist who led the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) for two decades, di
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Work on Building Guided Pathways Accelerates

The Guided Pathways Project is being spearheaded by the American Association of Community Colleges and is supported by some of the most influential groups in the community college movement: Achieving the Dream, the Aspen Institute, the Center for...

Advocates Say Full Academic Load Is Key to On-Time Graduation

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