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2016 October 6 - 05:26 pm

Average Scores Decline as More Students Take Test

In its annual score report, the testing company said only 38 percent of graduating seniors who took the exam hit the coll e g e - p r e p a r e d benchmark in at least three of the four core subjects tested — reading, English, math and science. That compares with 40 percent last year.
2016 October 6 - 05:26 pm

Curriculum Being Adjusted To Better Prepare High School Students

“Mathematics is an area where we haven’t grown as fast as we have in English Language Arts, but we also haven’t put the time or resources or professional development into mathematics at this point — (compared to what) we have (done) in English Language Arts, because we were doing a curriculum adoption for English Language Arts,” Mac- Tavish said.
2016 October 6 - 05:08 pm

Students See Benefits in Rocket Science Work Despite Mishap

The 20-foot-long tube carried high-definition cameras, various gauges and antennas from universities and community colleges. It was launched atop a rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility near Chincoteague Island and reached an altitude of about 95 miles before it descended toward the Atlantic Ocean.
2016 October 6 - 05:08 pm

Olympia Activists Sought Levy To Establish Tuition Fund

$200,000 — went beyond the scope of local initiative power. The initiative sought to raise an estimated $3 million a year for a public college tuition fund that would give all Olympia public high school graduates and GED recipients tuition for at...
2016 October 6 - 05:08 pm

Budget Hearing Focuses on Growing Costs of Remediation

Boyce worked in elementary and secondary education and for community colleges before becoming head of the university system. He said Mississippi will continue to struggle with the need for remediation “until we can get all three sectors of education in the same room to understand what ‘college-ready’ means.
2016 October 6 - 04:41 pm

Complaints Allege Racial Discrimination at Community Colleges

The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference, an athletic conference composed of 19 Kansas community colleges, earlier this month rejected efforts to throw the rule out. The conference rule now limits community colleges to 20 out-of-state players on their football teams and eight on their basketball rosters.
2016 October 6 - 04:41 pm

$17.8 Million at Stake as Governor, Attorney General Face Off Over Funding

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear both appeared before the state Supreme Court in the first of several likely public showdowns in coming months. At stake is $17.
2016 October 6 - 04:02 pm

Grand Rapids CC Students Operating Brewery, Pub

workforce development for the community college, said with the more than 200 breweries statewide, there is a growing demand for skilled personnel. He said the college worked closely with West Michigan breweries in developing the certificate program..
2016 October 6 - 04:02 pm

Dallas Prisoners Learn To Train Dogs Spared from Death

Operations Supervisor Tammy Roberts and Diva enjoy some quality time at the Grand Prairie Animal Shelter in Grand Prairie, Texas. Dallas County commissioners have approved Home for Hounds, a dog-training class for inmates. During the five-week course, 10 inmates will train dogs plucked from the euthanization line at the Grand Prairie shelter.
2016 September 20 - 08:31 am
In a letter to more than 35,000 students, the Indiana-based parent company ITT Educational Services announced that campuses won’t open for the fall term that was to begin Sept. 12 — leaving students scrambling for last-minute options since many U.S. colleges already have started fall classes.
2016 September 20 - 07:06 am

136-Bed Facility May Be Damaged Beyond Repair

“All 136 beds are now out of commission and will be for the forseeable future,” spokeswoman Cathy Hayden wrote in an email. “I do not expect Williams Hall to be habitable any time soon —if ever.
2016 September 20 - 07:06 am

Metro Community College Board Accepts Conley’s Resignation

Conley resigned the chairmanship of the Omaha college’s board, but had refused to resign from the board, despite a threat from the U.S. Education Department to withhold millions of dollars in student aid and other federal funding from the college if Conley remained.
2016 September 20 - 07:06 am

Fledgling Program Would Pay Tuition for Eligible Students

Officials hope to publicly unveil the Flint Promise initiative in September, according to a top aide to Gov. Rick Snyder. Transformation manager Rich Baird told The Associated Press that $1 million to $2 million in private money has already been committed, including $500,000 from one source.
2016 September 20 - 07:06 am

Other Colleges Report Declines in International Enrollment

In comparison, international enrollment has dropped at Idaho State University, especially students from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Esther Eske, a regional economist for southeastern Idaho, said ISU expects 426 fewer foreign students this fall than last..
2016 September 20 - 07:06 am

Plan Would Train Workers for Jobs in High-Demand Fields

“I am concerned that Republicans on the committee are allowing politics to prevent us from moving forward with this common-sense initiative to fill jobs at growing companies and help close the opportunity gap for New Hampshire’s children and families,” she said in a statement.

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