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2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Nearly 160,000 Students Being Urged To Return to Campus

Census figures show 29 percent of Mississippians older than 25 have a two-year or four-year college degree, but another 23 percent attended college and never earned a degree. Gov. Phil Bryant, who is backing the effort, said when it was announced in November that a better-qualified workforce would help the state’s economy and raise incomes.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Justices Decline To Review Lower Court’s Rejection of Mandatory Drug-Testing

The college, based in Linn in central Missouri, has insisted that fostering a drug-free environment amounted to a “special need” justifying departure from the usual warrant and probablecause requirements. The American Civil Liberties Union countered that such universal drug testing was unconstitutionally invasive.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Colorado Horticulture Teacher Retires after 25 Years

Cary retired from Pickens Technical College this spring after 25 years. Talk to former students and one thing becomes abundantly clear about the man who was awarded a lifetime achievement award from the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado: Cary’s love for plants is only matched by his love for his students.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Ceremonies Are Rich in Diversity and Inspiration

These are just three of the stories of community college commencements in 2017. Plenty of words have been written about poor graduation rates at community colleges. The demand for better results continues unabated. But this year, like every year, thousands of community college students graduated.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Rejection of Measure Draws Criticism from Free Speech Advocates

“Someone needs to ask the governor, ‘Do you really believe that students should be forbidden from criticizing their schools or advocating for a better quality education?’ That’s what’s the bill aims to protect and that’s the kind of speech that schools have habitually censored,” LoMonte said.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Video Conferencing at Center of College Model

The Pennsylvania Department of Education approved plans by the Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania to enroll students in the fall in a partnership with Gannon University in Erie. The college has been offering limited courses during the summer.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Merit-Based Program Criticized for Excluding Needy Students

With a score of 1290, he would qualify for Bright Futures’ top tier, securing about $3,090 a year — a big dent in the $6,000 tuition and fees that Florida’s public universities charge on average. He took the SAT once, twice, three times, with mounting fear.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

College’s First Language Institute Draws 70 Participants

“I think that our people have been wanting to gather together to discuss, learn and practice speaking Umonhon,” said Vida Stabler, program director of the Umonhon Language and Culture Center, one of the organizers of the institute. “I think we have seen our elders pass on, and with their passing, we see our language fluency dropping.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Students Will Get 60% of Tuition Costs, Down from 90%

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — College scholarships funded by New Mexico lottery proceeds will cover 60 percent of tuition costs for the next school year — down from 90 percent — as state education officials announced changes aimed at stretching dwindling revenue for the financial aid program.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Special Needs Students Can Learn Skills on the Job

Gretta is one of the students placed by the Midwestern Intermediate IV, a division of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and a connection that helps schools meet the needs of students with special challenges. The program introduces students to the world of work, allowing them to develop the skills they need to succeed once they leave school.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Proposal Would Expel Students Who Repeatedly Disrupt Free Speech

Critics of state Rep. Jesse Kremer’s original bill said it was too vague and unconstitutional. Kremer acknowledged as much to The Associated Press soon after it was introduced. The original bill would’ve punished a range of behaviors that disrupt free speech, including “boisterous” or “profane” conduct.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Colleges Must Pay Costs Without State Help

The Kansas Foster Child Education Assistance Act passed in 2006 waives tuition and fees at state universities, tech schools, community colleges and Washburn University for students who were in foster care.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

State, City Would Split Costs of College ‘The Boston Bridge’

The Republican governor and the Democratic mayor recently launched the new college affordability program for high school graduates in the city. The aim is to allow eligible students to complete fouryear degrees without paying tuition or mandatory fees.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College To Offer Associate Degree in Brewing

“The new brewing degree program at Cincinnati State will not only save us a ton of on-thejob training time, but it will also help put Cincinnati on the national brewing map. You want to be a city known for quality, and this will help all of us in the local brewing industry to raise the.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Only One College in State Offers Boat Mechanic Training Program

Wisconsin ranks seventh among states in sales of new powerboats, engines, trailers and accessories, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. But the association surveyed hundreds of businesses and found that more than 20 percent of the jobs marine dealers budgeted in 2016 weren’t filled.
2017 May 26 - 04:29 pm

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

(AP) — A Northwest Arkansas Community College official says the school was rejected from a five-year grant of $1.3 million because of extra letters of support from high school administrators..
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm
Far more low-income students are qualified to attend the nation’s most selective colleges and universities than they enroll, despite the fact that most have budget surpluses they could use to subsidize the neediest applicants, a new study contends. Page 10.
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm
(AP) — A Northwest Arkansas Community College official says the school was rejected from a five-year grant of $1.3 million because of extra letters of support from high school administrators..

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