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2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

State Allows Some Immigrants To Pay In-State Tuition

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Northwest Kansas Technical College won’t allow federal immigration officials on its campus in Goodland without a court order to protect students who might be affected by the Trump administration’s plans to rescind a program that protects from deportation immigrants brought to the country illegally when they were children.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Staffing Structures, Administrative Bloat Targeted in Report

College officials noted that because each college is independently accredited, it is required to have certain staffing structures. But two of the three more rural campuses now have only one vice president, and officials are examining whether to make changes elsewhere, said Chancellor Ross Gittell, of the state’s community college system.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Shrinking State Support Puts Squeeze on Sports, Pay Raises

Community College Board Executive Director Andrea Mayfield said in a statement that 81 people will be laid off, while 122 jobs will be eliminated after employees leave or retire. Colleges plan to cut 35 student jobs, a way many students earn money for school, and will eliminate three vacant positions.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Low-Income Families Must Devote 63% of Income to Tuition

Data from 2014 show low-income families in Illinois must set aside 63 percent of their total income for a student to attend a four-year institution, according to a report from The Partnership for College Completion. Middle class families must set aside 25 percent, the study found.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Most Defaults Come from For-Profit Colleges

Brian Weingart, senior director of financial aid for the Higher Education Policy Commission, said most of the defaulted loans came from the private, for-profit American Public University System based in Charles Town. The school had about 5,500 students who defaulted on their loans.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

New State Law Requires Overhaul of Remedial Classes

AUSTIN, Texas — As Texas tries to educate a growing number of college students who come from struggling schools or speak English as a second language, a grim stat highlights the challenge it faces: 60 percent of all students who enroll in community college are not considered college ready.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Partnerships Needed To Create Robust Workforce Pipeline

Speakers at the event organized by New Hampshire College and University Council, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire included officials representing K-12 education, community colleges, private and public universities and the business sector.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Is $54M Annual Investment in College Courses for HS Students Worthwhile?

A report by the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Finance Committee found dual-credit coursework that can count toward high school and college degrees continues to succeed in helping students make the transition to college or vocational school without stumbling.
2018 January 10 - 03:32 pm

Suanne Roueche Dies at 75

       Suanne Roueche, a teacher, scholar, author and philanthropist who led the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) for two decades, di
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Work on Building Guided Pathways Accelerates

The Guided Pathways Project is being spearheaded by the American Association of Community Colleges and is supported by some of the most influential groups in the community college movement: Achieving the Dream, the Aspen Institute, the Center for...
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

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

For instance, more than 60 percent of students don’t complete two-year degrees or short-term certificates. Fouryear schools don’t always accept credits from students who take community college courses in high school. Some universities don’t allow community college students to transfer, despite agreements designed to ensure they can.
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Pistons Owner, Utility Offer Aid in Wake of Water Crisis

2015 partnered with Magic Johnson on a similar scholarship campaign in Michigan’s capital city of Lansing. He said in a statement: “Every student who works hard deserves a chance to earn a college degree. We want to give those kids and their families a reason to dream and provide them the resources to make those dreams come true.
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Eight Students Were Slain in 2015 Shooting at Umpqua Community College

In this Oct. 1, 2015 photo, Kristen Sterner, left, and Carrissa Welding, both students at Umpqua Community College, embrace each other during a candlelight vigil for those killed during a shooting at the college in Roseburg, Ore. Oregon authorities have released a detailed report on the 2015 shooting that left nine people dead and nine injured.
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Trump Gives Congress Six Month To Pass Legislation

PHOENIX (AP) — Immigrants are vowing to fight to stay in the U.S. and advocates are launching campaigns including fundraisers and registration drives after the Trump administration announced it would dismantle a program that protected hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation.
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Mich. Senator Calls for More Aid to Community Colleges

Addressing employers’ inability to fill openings in the trades and other technical fields is a major priority, she said, along with emphasizing American jobs and protecting funding for the Great Lakes. The third-term Democrat, who is up for re-election next year, held a half-dozen events across the state in recent days to discuss workforce issues.
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Community Colleges, Technical Schools Expanding Certificate Programs

Pratt initially majored in accounting, but he was always interested in construction. A summer job in construction labor one previous summer led him to focus on construction, and for the past year he has been a project management field intern with...
2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

Colleges Study Campus Carry Experiences at 4-Yr. Schools

Starting Aug. 1, a gun like the one that took her life can be legally carried — in a hidden holster, or tucked into a waistband, or in a backpack — into Performance Hall, along with most other buildings at the six dozen community colleges in Texas.

Advocates Say Full Academic Load Is Key to On-Time Graduation

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