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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..
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.

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