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2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Oregon Investing Millions in Career Technical Education Programs

After completing her first engines class, Krimbow, whose grade point average had been 2.8 out of a possible 4.0, enrolled in a series of advanced automotive classes. She learned how to take apart and reassemble head gaskets, replace brakes on trucks and change flat tires as well as basic car maintenance.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Ivy Tech CC Instructor Alleged Hiring Discrimination

(AP) — A rare full-court session of a U.S. appeals court in Chicago heard arguments on whether protections under a 1964 Civil Rights Act should be expanded to cover workplace discrimination against LGBT employees, as hopes dim among some gay rights activists that the question will be resolved in their favor following Republican election victories.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Leaders Fret Over Trump’s Uncertain Education Agenda

President Obama placed the two-year sector at the center of the recovery from the Great Recession and students flooded community college campuses. Jill Biden, the vice president’s wife and a longtime community college professor, provided an unprecedented and ongoing shot of credibility.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

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

The (Easton) Express- Times (http://bit.ly/2fcKiAR ) reports 20-year-old Zachary Santiago, of Philadelphia, was arrested after Bethlehem Township police searched his room at Northampton Community College and found more than one-and-a-half ounces of marijuana.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Ellspermann Sketches her Professional Journey with Students

She eventually went to another company that had previously recruited her, Frito Lay, where she worked as a corporate industrial engineer. Among her experiences there, she made 4,000 pounds of potato chips in an hour. “Potato chips right out of the fryer are awesome.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Former Linguist Helps Vets Make It Into and Through College

A Russian linguist for more than 15 years, the 37-year-old Turner left the military earlier than he hoped because of an injury. An Air Force “brat,” he didn’t really have a home to return to, so he promised his wife — a native of Wenatchee — they’d settle someplace closer to her home.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Global Job Market Fueling Rise of Aircraft Program

The Alabama Aviation Center, a unit of Enterprise State Community College, offers three degree options for students seeking a career in aircraft maintenance: an associate in applied science degree in avionics, an associate in applied science degree...
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Citing Finances, Heritage College Joins List of College Closures

One of the largest chains, ITT Technical Institute, shut down its 130 U.S. campuses, saying it couldn’t survive recent federal sanctions amid what it called a “regulatory assault.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am
The student contacted several other female LCC instructors via email with what the lawsuit said contained “disturbing and delusional” messages, including one in which he claimed a large corporation was keeping him under surveillance. The student was eventually banned from campus.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Pathways Program Aids in College, Scholarship Applications

together a resume,” Jones said. “Before we started this program, I worked with four students individually. With the help of teachers and the guidance counselor, I helped them do what they needed to do to get into college. This year we started offering this as a class.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Reverse Transfer Seen as Boost to Graduation Rates

Students wanting to use a reverse transfer to obtain an associate degree must have earned at least 25 percent of the credits they need for a degree from a community college and have earned at least three semester hours from a four-year school that goes toward the associate degree they are seeking.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Officials Want Former College Students To Finish Degrees

Officials plan to focus immediately awarding degrees without additional coursework. That includes more than 57,000 people who have 60 credit hours for an associate degree and more than 10,000 people who have 120 credits for a bachelor’s degree.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Earnings of For-Profit College Graduates Lag Behind

“College is the best investment a person can make in their long-term future,” Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said as the report was released. The earnings information “is an important thing for students to pay attention to as they decide what programs to pursue and where to pursue them.
2016 November 3 - 05:14 pm

Colleges Focusing On Producing More STEM Grads

it comes to building local workforces with skills in the STEM fields, it pays to start early. So colleges such as San Jacinto College, located in suburban Houston, Texas, have forged partnerships with school districts to bring high school students to campus and send college students into local elementary schools.
2016 November 3 - 04:54 pm

Resignation Followed Questions about Personal Expenses

NEW YORK (AP) — A college that had its most high-profile moment earlier this year when first lady Michelle Obama gave a commencement address is now grappling with its president’s abrupt resignation amid questions over the handling of her personal expenses and a call for a state investigation.
2016 November 3 - 04:54 pm

Use Skills To Benefit Others, Del Mar College Instructor Urges Students

Klepac, a technical drafting instructor, was a lively observer as students in his Technical Animation and Rendering class presented their final projects. The 12- week course introduced them to three-dimensional (3D) computer modeling and the software language of computer-aided design.
2016 November 3 - 04:37 pm

Oregon Program Exposes Students to Rural Life, Values

At their new home the nearest theater and limited shopping is more than an hour away on a dusty gravel road that leads from their home to the twisty turns of the paved Dooley Mountain Highway to Baker City. There is no public transportation and bike riding is a rough and rocky prospect.

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