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2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Law Will Help Fewer Students Than Governor Hoped

R.I. (AP) — A tuition-free college proposal that attracted national attention to Gov. Gina Raimondo and raised the hopes of college-bound high school seniors has survived, but will help fewer students after it was gutted by fellow Democrats in the state legislature.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Budget Cuts, Dropping Enrollment Put Squeeze on Hinds CC

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges said that Hinds Community College was sanctioned because it’s violating accrediting rules related to a sound financial base and stability, as well as the effectiveness of its educational programs.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Students Now Allowed To Carry Concealed Guns, but Policies Vary

Kan. (AP) — If you keep a handgun in your backpack and the professor calls you to the front of the class to answer a question, take the backpack with you. If your weapon is holstered on you, make sure your shirt or jacket won’t ride up and show it off if you bend down to tie your shoes.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

College Teaching Students To Protect Information Infrastructure

The program’s goal is to reduce vulnerability in the country’s information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense, the NSA said. The FBI website estimates billions of dollars are lost every year repairing systems attacked by cybercrime.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

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

Walter says she was shocked to learn her contract was in jeopardy. Her contract was last renewed in 2014 amid a no-confidence vote from the union representing faculty and staff..
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Measure Removes Time Limit for Vets To Claim Benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached initial agreement on the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit to tap into benefits and boosting money for thousands in the National Guard and Reserve.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Surveys Document Large Numbers of Homeless College Students

DETROIT (AP) — Jennifer Carr knows she’s not the profile of a typical college student. The Detroit-area woman is 37 and has battled alcohol and heroin addiction. She’s also been homeless in the past and even now is categorized as someone who is precariously housed.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Del Mar College Forges Alliance With School Districts To Meet Workforce Needs

know that, with the right certifications and two-year technical degrees, chances are good they’ll be hired by the refineries, petrochemical plants and other industrial facilities in the area, where starting salaries may range from $60,000 to $70,000 per year.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Wisconsin College Leads Nation’s Child Protection Training

Operation Broken Heart IV, a massive effort to investigate and arrest child predators and promote cyber security and safety education, culminated with the arrest of more than 1,000 people on charges ranging from possession of child pornography to online solicitation of a minor.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Concrete Workshop Designed To Fit Work Workforce Needs

Of the eight students, some came from the Bristol Station Residential Reentry Center, a program for those transitioning out of the prison system. Other students are now on parole or are simply unemployed and looking for a new trade..
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Population Growth, Jobs in Nearby States Strain State’s Nurse Supply

In contrast, south-central Idaho is seeing a surplus of nurses who provide basic medical care in hospitals and nursing homes because of the College of Southern Idaho’s program that produces licensed practical and vocational nurses. For example, the college produced 47 licensed.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A former Lincoln Lane Community College employee has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for taking almost $700,000 from the college..
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Funding Program Named after Former RI Senator Targeted for Large Cuts

Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget proposal generally makes deep cuts in safety net programs, including Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Social Security’s disability program. The White House has said its budget would put the country back on track for a healthy economy.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Average Annual Cost To Exceed $3,000 for First Time

Each of the independently governed colleges will raise tuition, even though some schools traditionally have increased tuition every other year. Colleges started the current budget with $265 million in state funding, but after a series of cuts will start next year with $237 million.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Trump’s Proposed 50 Percent Cut Would Affect 300,000 Students

“Broadly speaking, it’s going to make it more difficult for students and their parents to afford college,” said Daniel T. Madzelan, assistant vice president at the American Council on Education. “It’s pretty clear that this administration is cutting on the discretionary domestic side for fund increases on the defense side of the budget.

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