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2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

UConn Rejects 20% of Community College Credits

The legislation would require officials from UConn and the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education to sit down together and develop easy-to-use uniform “pathways” that would allow students to enroll in courses guaranteed to transfer among all of the state’s public schools.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Nebraska College Plans Wind Energy Program

The sun sets behind a wind turbine built south of the Central Community College- Hastings campus in Hastings, Neb. The turbine is a partnership with Bluestem Energy Solutions, Hastings Utilities and Central Community College-Hastings. CCC hopes to add a wind energy program to the curriculum by the fall of 2017.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Colleges, Manufacturers Collaborate on New Training Programs

Colleges and economic development groups are working with furniture makers to create the 28-hour program, which is an introduction to how the industry works. The academy includes training in teamwork and problem solving, developing a work ethic and gaining financial awareness and life skills.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Demand for Skilled Workers Outstrips Supply of Qualified Applicants

“These tight labor market conditions could lead to worker shortages in certain occupations now or in the near future,” the board said. “Based on anecdotal reports from selected employers, wages appear to be rising rapidly for skilled manufacturing and construction workers, indicating a scarcity of qualified workers.
2017 January 24 - 05:06 pm

A summary of higher education news from around the nation

Lawmakers and education officials were stunned in 2015 when the Higher Learning Commission unveiled new educational requirements for instructors who teach the dual credit classes. Those include requiring teachers to earn 18 credit hours in master’s-level courses in the subject they plan to teach.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Election Stunner Aside, Familiar Issues Bedeviled Colleges in 2016

Donald J. Trump barely mentioned higher education on the campaign trail, once talking about the student debt crisis before moving on to calling for opponent Hillary Clinton to be jailed. Clinton, for her part, forwarded detailed proposals and position papers on student debt and college costs.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Yellen Says College Degree Essential In Today’s Economy

Yellen said the increasing demand for people with college and graduate degrees reflected the need for higher technological skills and the impact of globalization, which allows goods and services to be produced anywhere. She said those trends were likely to continue.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

She Will Oversee State’s Two-Year College System

The new chancellor takes office following Haslam’s decision to spin six four-year public universities out of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. The Republican governor has named boards to each school to control budgets, tuition and the selection of university presidents.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Climbing Enrollment Puts Squeeze on Del Mar College’s Architecture Program

“I’ve done missionary work and I’ve seen how we have a deficiency in clean, safe, affordable housing,” said Muhammad, 50, a second-year student in Del Mar College’s Architecture/Drafting Technology program. “I’ve always had an interest in how things are built.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Macomb CC, Berkeley Students Share Election Perspectives

was hands across America for two groups of students who connected recently to share their perceptions of the often tumultuous 2016 presidential election. Eleven students from Macomb Community College and ten from the University of California, Berkley linked together via videoconference for a lively and eye-opening discussion.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Schoolcraft College Gets Creative After Taxpayers Reject Funding Request

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — When voters turned down a $600,000 request from Schoolcraft College in the fall of 2015 by a few hundred votes, things looked bleak for Schoolcraft officials’ plan to improve the school’s infrastructure and move forward on new buildings on campus.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Artist Overcomes Physical Disability To Aid Others

Dossett, 42, didn’t believe he could paint during those formative years because he was born with a rare genetic condition known as Lesch- Nyhan, with a life expectancy of 18 years. It is not unlike cerebral palsy in that the person suffering this condition cannot control their muscles.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Boy Will Also Earn Two Associate Degrees Before Heading to WKU

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Like many 13- year-olds, William Poteet plays video games and helps out at church, but his above-average intelligence has put him on track to graduate in May with his high school diploma — and two associate degrees. At age 6, William was identified as highly gifted.

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