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2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

Colleges Study Campus Carry Experiences at 4-Yr. Schools

Starting Aug. 1, a gun like the one that took her life can be legally carried — in a hidden holster, or tucked into a waistband, or in a backpack — into Performance Hall, along with most other buildings at the six dozen community colleges in Texas.
2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

With Completion the Goal, Programs Gives Students Cash and Advice

“I’ve been around a lot of people that went to college and didn’t finish and that scares me the most,” said Townsend, who dreams of becoming an astronaut. “The littlest thing can happen and that could change your life forever. I really don’t want that to happen to me.
2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

Education Secretary Pushes School Choice, Scraps Obama-Era Rules

(AP) — Among the paintings and photographs that decorate Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ sunlit, spacious office is the framed roll call from her Senate confirmation. It’s a stark reminder of the bruising process that spurred angry protests, some ridicule and required the vice president’s tiebreaking “yes” vote.
2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

Partnership with Illinois College Teaches Students About Business

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Trinity Humes is getting an early start on what will hopefully someday be a successful business career. On July 17, the 13-year-old peddled herbs and vegetables at a farm stand in the commons area of Menard Hall on the campus of Lincoln Land Community College.
2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

Students Will Learn Both Skilled Trades And Liberal Arts

“The fact that you’re benefiting from small classes at a private, baccalaureate school and then coming to a school like Mitchell Tech and getting handson, experiential learning ... I can’t think of a better way to benefit students,” said Julie Brookbank, associate to the president at Mitchell Tech.
2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

Colleges Await Court Ruling on Whether DACA Students Can Get Discount

Arizona Board of Regents President Eileen Klein sent a letter to the state attorney general’s office stressing that abruptly ending in-state tuition for those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program would have “a devastating impact on hundreds of innocent young people.
2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

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

No reason was given why Williamson is leaving. The announcement was sent after business hours. A spokeswoman did not respond to messages and a phone number for board chairman Scott Shook rang unanswered..
2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

Regional Effort Meant To Close Growing Skills Gap

Daugaard said officials would share best practices, collect data and try to learn from each other ways to address the “skills gap” at a series of workshops in several states. He launched the push at a workshop in Sioux Falls that featured U.S.
2017 September 26 - 07:57 am

Technical College Puts Limits on Immigration Enforcement

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
2017 August 13 - 12:32 am

American Honors Relies On Advisers To Help Students Succeed

hear the students enrolled in the American Honors program tell it, there is one overarching reason for its early success in helping promising community college students reach lofty academic goals, including transferring to elite four-year universities.
2017 August 13 - 12:32 am

Rules Aimed at Boosting College, Workforce Readiness

The state Board of Education has proposed new graduation requirements for freshmen starting in the 2018-19 academic year that would let Mississippi’s high school students earn academic or career and technical endorsements along with their traditional diplomas.

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