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2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Law Allows Concealed Firearms in Nearly Every College Building

A law enacted by the GOP controlled Legislature and signed by Brownback in 2013 expanded the rights of gun owners age 21 and older to carry concealed weapons into public buildings. It allowed state universities and community colleges to exempt themselves for four years.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

State Aims To Produce More Graduates, Keep Them In State

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In an effort to produce workers who can either navigate a computer keyboard or wield an acetylene torch, Gov. Asa Hutchinson suggested a way for high school graduates, home-school graduates and non-traditional students to learn skills without paying a dime.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Missouri College Sought Drug Screening for All Its Students

The full 8th U.S. District Court of Appeals, in a 9-2 ruling, sided with the American Civil Liberties Union in reversing an earlier decision by a three-judge panel of the same St. Louis-based court. The panel overturned U.S.
2017 January 24 - 03:15 pm
Lawmakers and education officials were stunned in 2015 when the Higher Learning Commission unveiled new educational requirements for instructors who teach the dual credit classes. Those include requiring teachers to earn 18 credit hours in master’s-level courses in the subject they plan to teach.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm
Justin Shaddick, an assistant principal at Scottsbluff High School, said the Grow Our Own Teacher program is being prepared because Scottsbluff struggles to retain teachers. Teachers from around the state often are recruited to Scottsbluff but stay only two or three years because they don’t have ties to the area, he said.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Colleges Grapple with Rising Food and Housing Insecurity

For many community college students, the barriers to academic success have little to do with mastering algebra or writing that paper for English class. Sometimes, the hurdles are much more basic: Do they have enough money to buy both books, pay tuition and put food on the table? Where will they sleep tonight?.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Student More At Ease Under Hood than on Stage

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — With her long curly hair, dramatic but elegant makeup and perfect posture, Bianca Garcia appears every bit the beauty queen — until she starts talking about running diagnostics on a faulty engine or scavenging the junkyard with her grandfather, Ambrose Garcia.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Judicial Board Has Power To Punish Students for Infractions

Unapproved overnight guests, disturbing the peace and bringing alcohol onto campus are some of the more common infractions that land students in front of the judicial board, which includes a jury, judge, bailiff and court reporter who documents each case.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Schools Seek To Reverse Declining Enrollment Numbers

“I really believe that this pricing strategy is going to open us up to people looking at the University of Southern Mississippi from places we traditionally haven't drawn from,” said Douglas Vinzant, USM’s vice president for finance and administration.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Work at Elephant Sanctuary Brings Career Goals Into Focus

On July 28, she arrived in Thailand, where she spent the first week volunteering at the Animal Rescue Kingdom, a shelter for more than 100 dogs. “It’s kind of like an SPCA,” she said. “Every day we would drive over there and in the morning we’d learn about the different procedures we would be doing.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

State Still Bans Most DACA Students

The Board of Regents, which governs the University System of Georgia, adopted a policy in 2010 that prohibited any of its schools that has rejected academically qualified applicants in the previous two years from accepting people in the country illegally.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Medical Scribes in Growing Demand as Technology Expands

“I feel like it benefits me, but it benefits the patients more,” said Dr. Meena Agarwala of St. Luke’s Northern Valley Primary Care in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. That’s because she spends less time facing a computer screen and more time face-to-face with the individuals in her exam room.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Oregon Investing Millions in Career Technical Education Programs

After completing her first engines class, Krimbow, whose grade point average had been 2.8 out of a possible 4.0, enrolled in a series of advanced automotive classes. She learned how to take apart and reassemble head gaskets, replace brakes on trucks and change flat tires as well as basic car maintenance.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Ivy Tech CC Instructor Alleged Hiring Discrimination

(AP) — A rare full-court session of a U.S. appeals court in Chicago heard arguments on whether protections under a 1964 Civil Rights Act should be expanded to cover workplace discrimination against LGBT employees, as hopes dim among some gay rights activists that the question will be resolved in their favor following Republican election victories.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Leaders Fret Over Trump’s Uncertain Education Agenda

President Obama placed the two-year sector at the center of the recovery from the Great Recession and students flooded community college campuses. Jill Biden, the vice president’s wife and a longtime community college professor, provided an unprecedented and ongoing shot of credibility.

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