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2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

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

For instance, more than 60 percent of students don’t complete two-year degrees or short-term certificates. Fouryear schools don’t always accept credits from students who take community college courses in high school. Some universities don’t allow community college students to transfer, despite agreements designed to ensure they can.
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Pistons Owner, Utility Offer Aid in Wake of Water Crisis

2015 partnered with Magic Johnson on a similar scholarship campaign in Michigan’s capital city of Lansing. He said in a statement: “Every student who works hard deserves a chance to earn a college degree. We want to give those kids and their families a reason to dream and provide them the resources to make those dreams come true.
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Eight Students Were Slain in 2015 Shooting at Umpqua Community College

In this Oct. 1, 2015 photo, Kristen Sterner, left, and Carrissa Welding, both students at Umpqua Community College, embrace each other during a candlelight vigil for those killed during a shooting at the college in Roseburg, Ore. Oregon authorities have released a detailed report on the 2015 shooting that left nine people dead and nine injured.
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Trump Gives Congress Six Month To Pass Legislation

PHOENIX (AP) — Immigrants are vowing to fight to stay in the U.S. and advocates are launching campaigns including fundraisers and registration drives after the Trump administration announced it would dismantle a program that protected hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation.
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Mich. Senator Calls for More Aid to Community Colleges

Addressing employers’ inability to fill openings in the trades and other technical fields is a major priority, she said, along with emphasizing American jobs and protecting funding for the Great Lakes. The third-term Democrat, who is up for re-election next year, held a half-dozen events across the state in recent days to discuss workforce issues.
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Community Colleges, Technical Schools Expanding Certificate Programs

Pratt initially majored in accounting, but he was always interested in construction. A summer job in construction labor one previous summer led him to focus on construction, and for the past year he has been a project management field intern with...
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.

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