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2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Online Offerings Are Maturing Even as Community College Enrollment Dips

Between 2012 and 2015, according to the report, full-time enrollment at two-year public institutions dipped by 9.5 percent, or nearly 690,000 students. As the economy has improved, community college enrollment has plunged, a trend has triggered budget cuts, reduced course offerings and resulted in layoffs at community colleges across the country.
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Legislation Would Safeguard First Amendment Rights For Student Journalists

The Arizona Senate unanimously approved the amended measure after all legislators in the chamber voted for the original bill in February. The House passed it on a 41-19 vote despite strong opposition from some majority lawmakers. The measure now heads to Gov.
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Dispute between Student Journalists and Administrators Headed to Federal Mediation

Journalism instructor Alan Montgomery poses questions to a crowd at Hutchinson Community College. The temporary seizure of newspapers at the community college last week shone a media spotlight on a long-running dispute between administrators and student journalists.
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Elite Schools Budget Surpluses Could Subsidize Financial Aid

Most low-income students end up at community colleges and regional public universities with low graduation rates. But some 86,000 annually score on standardized admission tests as well as or better than the students who enroll at the most selective universities and colleges, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce says.
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Schools Fell Below Performance-Based Funding Minimums

“When our enrollment began to decline in fall 2012, we knew there would be a corresponding decline in degrees and certificates awarded to follow, and that is exactly what happened,” Jorgenson said. “Fewer students enrolling eventually means fewer degrees and certificates awarded.
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Initiatives To Help Poor Students Get Through College Could Lose Funding

Next year, that kind of help could end, though not because lawmakers are unhappy with the program. If the Senate gets its way in ongoing state budget negotiations, the Legislature would overhaul the way it pays for higher education in Texas — and funding for the Texas Innovative Adult Career Education Grant Program could disappear.
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Older Adults without Degree Eligible for Free College

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s new plan to allow older adults without a college degree or certificate to attend community college free of charge will serve as a model as more states consider similar policies, experts and school administrators said..
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Revenue Shortfall Complicates Budget Negotiations

“We have to be careful in general right now about getting over our skis on any new expenditures that are very large,” she told reporters. “I don’t know where Trump’s going to come out on the Affordable Care Act. I don’t know what’s going to happen with federal tax policy.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Erie Hopes Third Time Is Charm for Creating a Community College

Then the director of the local chapter of the NAACP and a longtime community activist, Horton ran for the council seat held by Joe Giles, a fellow Democrat and a 32-year incumbent who had voted against the community college proposal. Horton made setting up a community college in the city the centerpiece of his campaign.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Colleges Develop Plans To Train Technicians

Some repair shops authorized by manufacturers to fix smaller drones already are having trouble keeping up with demand. For several weeks, a California company had a note posted on its website referring specifically to the Phantom drone: “Temporarily not accepting any new repairs at this time due to high volume.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Food Pantry Will Provide Food for Students in Need

Oliver said she doesn’t ask for any information before allowing a student to access the food pantry. She said the point is to help those in need — whether they live on campus or somewhere else and regardless of their financial situation.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

But Doubts Persist on Whether Other States Will Follow Suit

That’s the hope of proponents such as Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who made debtfree college a key talking point in their Democratic presidential campaigns. And that’s the prediction of its main champion, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who called the plan a “model for the nation.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Keeping College Graduates in State is Among Goals of New Generation of Lawmakers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When Nebraska’s youngest legislators formed a bipartisan coalition focused on building an economy that would keep college graduates from leaving the state, they figured their shared experiences as millennials would be stronger than the party differences that divide them.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm
which has for decades been limited to low-income students at private colleges. The campaign drew immediate criticism from the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, which said the public university is already heavily subsidized by...
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Legislature Struggles To Fund Voter-Approved Mandate

Debates are heating up over Oregon’s looming $1.6 billionbudget deficit as the second half of the 2017 legislative session begins, and the $300 million high school spending requirement set forth in Measure 98 is among the many areas still on the table for cuts.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

High School Equivalency Program Aimed at Students Older than 21

This fall, Candia earned the credit he needed to graduate high school through OC’s High School 21+ program, which offers adult students nontraditional ways to complete classes. In Candia’s case, the college arranged for him to take an independent study art class.

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