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2018 May 26 - 01:45 pm

Winners Praise Instructors for Aiding Success

The three winning student authors and three employees featured in the winning essays each received a $1,000 check and were to be recognized during NISOD’s annual conference in Austin, Texas. The winning student essays will also be published on Community College Week’s.
2018 May 26 - 12:03 pm
When she isn’t working at Tekfab, Bledsoe, 36, can be found in her home shop — which includes a small forge — crafting garden flowers out of metal and experimenting with art deco-like visual arts made from nuts, washers and other common materials.
2018 May 26 - 11:52 am

Advocates Step Up Fight Against Student Hunger

“This,” in Goldrick-Rab’s telling, is hunger, euphemistically called “food insecurity,” meaning that many community college students — who characteristically occupy the lowest rungs of the country’s economic ladder — are going to bed, or class, hungry.
2018 May 26 - 11:52 am

Ivy Tech Rolls Out Welcome Mat for Older Students

Wilkerson is among a handful of septuagenarians taking classes at Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus. What they’re studying ranges from art to accounting. The paths they took through life are just as varied, but they all have similar reasons for going back to college.
2018 May 26 - 11:52 am

Community College Tuition To Triple for DACA Students

“This ruling is troubling for the 2,000 DACA students currently enrolled in Maricopa Community Colleges,” he said in a statement. “During the past five years, more than 600 DACA students earned an associate’s degree or a certificate from one of our colleges and are making valuable contributions to the health of our economy.
2018 May 26 - 11:52 am

Enrollment Declines, Past Misdeeds Bedevil For-Profit Sector

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has hired several industry insiders and frozen Obama-era regulations that would have increased protections for students. She has reduced loan forgiveness relief for some former students defrauded by their schools, meaning that the forprofit industry could be on the hook for less.
2018 May 26 - 12:03 am

Annual Graduation Exercises Rich with Diversity and Determination

Another is a mother who walked across the stage to claim her degree in the company of her two daughters, who graduated from the same college on the very same day. Mother and daughters took some courses together and pushed one another across the finish line.
2018 May 26 - 12:03 am

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — A partnership aims to educate sworn and civilian members of a police department on African-American history in Washington, D.C., along with the history of the district’s neighborhoods..
2018 May 26 - 12:03 am

Ballooning Costs Kill Rewrite of TOPS Scholarship Program

The other bill by Sen. Wesley Bishop, a New Orleans Democrat, would have offered TOPS awards to students who weren’t initially eligible when they started a four-year university but meet certain criteria after two years in college. The committee voted 11- 7 against that measure.
2018 May 26 - 12:03 am

NH Seeks Ways To Solve Skilled Labor Shortage

Speaking at an economic forum at the New Hampshire Statehouse, Ross Gittell, chancellor of the state’s Community College System of New Hampshire, advised legislators to pay more attention to older adults in the state’s labor force. The state must focus on ways to make them skilled, well-trained employees, he said.
2018 May 24 - 04:20 pm

States Seek Out Near-Grads To Reach Education Targets

Archer never intended to pick up an associate degree. Those summer courses at the community college were prerequisites for the bachelor’s degree she’s on her way to getting to become a dietician. But when the meter on the credits she’d collected clicked to 60 — enough for an associate.
2018 May 24 - 04:20 pm

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

A first group of Tesla technicians is set to graduate from a 12-week training program at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. The company said a second group is nearing the end of classes at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, See.
2018 May 24 - 04:20 pm

Lawsuit Claims College Admitted Known Sex Offender

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former student is suing a Southern California community college and the football player convicted of raping her, accusing the school of allowing the young man to attend school despite a previous sexual assault conviction..
2018 May 24 - 04:20 pm

Nation’s Largest State Poses Vast Transportation Challenges

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — While Lower 48ers rely on highways to travel short distances, transportation on Kodiak Island often requires a bit more ingenuity. A visitor might be surprised to learn, for example, that from Larsen Bay or Akhiok, a trip to the grocery store involves a prop-plane flight over mountain ranges.

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