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2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

Spending Plan Would Freeze Tuition for Two-Year, Technical Colleges

The bill passed in the Republican-controlled House by a vote of 77-53. Republicans said their bill helps students with rising educational costs through funding student debt counseling and a loan forgiveness program for agricultural, aviation and teaching jobs in rural Minnesota.
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

Tuition Increases and Layoffs Likely as GOP Pushes Tax Cuts

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi would spend less on public schools, have no new funds for transportation and face likely tuition hikes at state colleges and universities under a spending plan approved by lawmakers that cuts next year’s budget by more than 4 percent compared to what was originally planned.
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

Gadsden State CC Plans New Science Building

“The new construction and renovations are consistent with Gadsden State's strategic plan, which we define as the 3I's — instruction, infrastructure and institution,” Lavender said. “Our plan focuses on not only quality educational programming and continuous improvement, but also on addressing the infrastructure needs of aging facilities.
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

Advocates Say Measure Would Boost State’s Workforce, Economy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A push to offer in-state college tuition rates to students whose parents brought them into the country illegally is picking up unlikely momentum from some Republicans in Tennessee, a deeply conservative state that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump and his tough stance on immigration.
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

Lawsuit Was Brought by Ivy Tech Instructor Denied a Full-Time Job

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled for the first time that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Community College Culinary Programs Rise As Cooking School Enrollment Sags

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — With enrollment in culinary institutes in decline and programs across the country closing their doors, schools such as the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont, which graduated celebrity chef Alton Brown, and the Culinary Institute of Charleston, South Carolina, are committed to staying relevant and in demand.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

‘Girls Who Code’ Aims To Close the High-Tech Gender Gap

Serena Perez-Takaya works on making a phone app simulation while attending Girls Who Code, a program at the Allen County Public Library's main branch in Fort Wayne, Ind. Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Proposal Would Waive Tuition for Many Community College Students

They’re calling their plan the most ambitious proposal in the country to reduce student loan debt. In addition to expanding financial aid for community college students, it would create $1.6 billion per year in new scholarships for students in the University of California and California State University systems.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Despite Squabbling, Community Colleges Get 6.7 Percent Funding Increase

Earlier this year, state budget writers settled on allocating the state’s three community colleges nearly $40 million, or a 6.7 percent funding boost for next fiscal year. Budget bills seldom change once making it out of the appropriations committee, but they still need the approval of the full House and Senate.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Students Enrolled in High-Demand Fields To Benefit

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Kyler Daniels has not yet graduated from Walnut Ridge High School, but the 19-year-old is already working as a certified nursing assistant. He has also earned needed certifications to work in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Tenn. Governor Emerges as Leader of Free College Movement

Liberals and conservatives remain divided about how much taxpayer money should go toward ensuring more people graduate college. But a critical shortage of skilled, qualified workers is building rare bipartisan consensus that government needs to push harder to educate today’s workforce.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Education Proposal Also Calls for Universal Access to Preschool

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan should make community college free for everyone and give merit-based scholarships to high school graduates who attend the state’s public universities, a commission formed by Gov. Rick Snyder said in a report that also recommends abolishing grade levels and instead advancing students only once they master content.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Governor Defends Proposal as Questions Grow Over Price Tag

“There’s only so much money that we have allocated,” said Rep. James McLaughlin, a Democrat who sits on the finance committee. “It’s a noble thing, a noble gesture, but how are you going to pay for it?” Another finance committee member, Democratic Rep. John.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

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

If state funding is approved, the building would be constructed downtown at what is now a city-owned parking lot near Portland State University. Besides PSU, the other schools chipping in are Oregon Health & Science University and Portland Community College.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Lawmaker Claims Colleges Are Shirking Responsibilities

“March Madness is kicking off and millions of eyes will be glued on every moment of drama and athleticism on the court, but shockingly, despite the billions of dollars that college sports generates nationally, nobody is watching out for the health and safety of the players,” Gonzalez Fletcher said.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Grant from Appalachian Regional Commission Helps Displaced Workers

school to teach out-ofwork coal miners how to operate advanced computer numeric control machines is scheduled to open this year. And Bitsource, a software and website development company, has been coding for two years in Pikeville after hiring former coal miners.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

High-Tech Capabilities Needed in Addition to Hands-On Experience

Each of the students agreed that school counselors emphasize a four-year degree, and said that they think the Career Center could have a higher profile. That’s similar to recommendations in a CTE report the district commissioned last school year, which also recommended hiring the new administrator.
2017 March 14 - 04:15 pm

Lake Area Technical Institute Named Nation’s Top College

After nearly capturing the nation’s top prize for community colleges three consecutive times, Lake Area Technical Institute finally claimed it, winning the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Community College Takes Unusual Approach To Solving Ubiquitous Problem

Remedial education has been the proverbial thorn in the side of higher education for decades. Students are placed in remedial math and English courses when they are deemed unprepared for college level work, and traditionally must pass them before enrolling in classes that count toward a degree.

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