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2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Lawmaker Claims Colleges Are Shirking Responsibilities

“March Madness is kicking off and millions of eyes will be glued on every moment of drama and athleticism on the court, but shockingly, despite the billions of dollars that college sports generates nationally, nobody is watching out for the health and safety of the players,” Gonzalez Fletcher said.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Grant from Appalachian Regional Commission Helps Displaced Workers

school to teach out-ofwork coal miners how to operate advanced computer numeric control machines is scheduled to open this year. And Bitsource, a software and website development company, has been coding for two years in Pikeville after hiring former coal miners.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

High-Tech Capabilities Needed in Addition to Hands-On Experience

Each of the students agreed that school counselors emphasize a four-year degree, and said that they think the Career Center could have a higher profile. That’s similar to recommendations in a CTE report the district commissioned last school year, which also recommended hiring the new administrator.
2017 March 14 - 04:15 pm

Lake Area Technical Institute Named Nation’s Top College

After nearly capturing the nation’s top prize for community colleges three consecutive times, Lake Area Technical Institute finally claimed it, winning the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Community College Takes Unusual Approach To Solving Ubiquitous Problem

Remedial education has been the proverbial thorn in the side of higher education for decades. Students are placed in remedial math and English courses when they are deemed unprepared for college level work, and traditionally must pass them before enrolling in classes that count toward a degree.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Colorado School Partners with College on ‘Opportunities Unlimited’

Though she went to her core classes — math and reading — at Fort Collins High School, Valdez skipped those she didn’t think were relevant to her future — physical education, home economics and humanities. She was earning credits she thought mattered but missing her other classes meant missing credits required for her to graduate.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Students Burnish Computer Skills Through Team-Oriented Video Gaming

“I got hurt playing football and had nothing else to do,” said the Morningside College sophomore. “My friend said, ‘Hey, you should come play this game with me.’” About five years later, Amundson plays the game as an athlete for Morningside’s newest sport — eSports, a form of competition usually performed through electronic consoles and videogames.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

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

State legislators stripped the board of its power after the discovery of serious administrative failure and widespread corruption on campus. The process of revoking its accreditation began in 2005 and a year later the school became a satellite campus of Torrance’s El Camino College.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Governor Vetoed Similar Legislation Last Year

Opponents of the bill, though, focused on other portions of Deal’s lengthy veto message which cited a U.S. Supreme Court opinion by deceased Justice Antonin Scalia. Deal said Scalia wrote that schools and government buildings should be considered “sensitive places” under the Second Amendment.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Okla. College Offers Fishing Education Course

“More and more it’s developing into workforce development type classes, but the schools have a responsibility to the community to offer enrichment-type courses,” White said.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

State Cut Higher Education Spending by $30M Last Year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Restoring state funding for higher education is a structural way to keep college costs down for students, the head of Kansas’ governing board of education said after a community college announced plans to develop a degree costing just $15,000.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Initiative Would Provide Free Tuition to Transitioning Students

“They do not want to be known as foster kids,” Faber said. “They really shy away from that identity, and I think it goes back to they just want to be normal. They want to be seen as any other kid, any other young adult, and they want to experience going to college and all of those other things you get to experience.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

RI, NY Join Roster of States Pushing Tuition-Free College

In Rhode Island, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo is pushing to make Rhode Island the first state to guarantee free access for every student who wants to go to college. The idea of expanding free public education beyond high school catapulted into the national discourse during Vermont Sen.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Authors Blame Completion Crisis for Sending Students Back to Parents’ Home

In the past decade, student debt has doubled, with the average 2015 college graduate owing $30,000. The rate at which young adults “boomerang” also is increasing — recent studies report that between 20 and 50 percent are returning home. Many assume the former causes the latter, but Jason Houle and Cody Warner — assistant sociology professors at Dartmouth College and Montana State University, respectively — found the opposite..
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Costs are mounting for community colleges in Spokane and Tacoma that are testing a new $100 million computer system designed to improve record keeping at Washington’s network of 34 schools..
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Valencia College Offering Scholarships to Education Majors

“We are starting earlier, and we are definitely exploring more options than we ever have,'' said Greg White, recruitment specialist for Osceola County schools in the Orlando area. “We've got to find those quality educators to be in front of our children.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Effort To Focus on IT, Health Care, Education

Brownback issued the challenge in his State of the State speech and said he would award $1 million in scholarships to the first Kansas college or university to set up a program. He said he wanted to focus on high-risk and other students whose families don’t have the financial means to fund a traditional four-degree.

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