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2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

‘Girls Who Code’ Aims To Close the High-Tech Gender Gap

Serena Perez-Takaya works on making a phone app simulation while attending Girls Who Code, a program at the Allen County Public Library's main branch in Fort Wayne, Ind. Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Proposal Would Waive Tuition for Many Community College Students

They’re calling their plan the most ambitious proposal in the country to reduce student loan debt. In addition to expanding financial aid for community college students, it would create $1.6 billion per year in new scholarships for students in the University of California and California State University systems.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Despite Squabbling, Community Colleges Get 6.7 Percent Funding Increase

Earlier this year, state budget writers settled on allocating the state’s three community colleges nearly $40 million, or a 6.7 percent funding boost for next fiscal year. Budget bills seldom change once making it out of the appropriations committee, but they still need the approval of the full House and Senate.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Students Enrolled in High-Demand Fields To Benefit

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Kyler Daniels has not yet graduated from Walnut Ridge High School, but the 19-year-old is already working as a certified nursing assistant. He has also earned needed certifications to work in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Tenn. Governor Emerges as Leader of Free College Movement

Liberals and conservatives remain divided about how much taxpayer money should go toward ensuring more people graduate college. But a critical shortage of skilled, qualified workers is building rare bipartisan consensus that government needs to push harder to educate today’s workforce.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Education Proposal Also Calls for Universal Access to Preschool

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan should make community college free for everyone and give merit-based scholarships to high school graduates who attend the state’s public universities, a commission formed by Gov. Rick Snyder said in a report that also recommends abolishing grade levels and instead advancing students only once they master content.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Governor Defends Proposal as Questions Grow Over Price Tag

“There’s only so much money that we have allocated,” said Rep. James McLaughlin, a Democrat who sits on the finance committee. “It’s a noble thing, a noble gesture, but how are you going to pay for it?” Another finance committee member, Democratic Rep. John.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

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

If state funding is approved, the building would be constructed downtown at what is now a city-owned parking lot near Portland State University. Besides PSU, the other schools chipping in are Oregon Health & Science University and Portland Community College.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Lawmaker Claims Colleges Are Shirking Responsibilities

“March Madness is kicking off and millions of eyes will be glued on every moment of drama and athleticism on the court, but shockingly, despite the billions of dollars that college sports generates nationally, nobody is watching out for the health and safety of the players,” Gonzalez Fletcher said.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Grant from Appalachian Regional Commission Helps Displaced Workers

school to teach out-ofwork coal miners how to operate advanced computer numeric control machines is scheduled to open this year. And Bitsource, a software and website development company, has been coding for two years in Pikeville after hiring former coal miners.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

High-Tech Capabilities Needed in Addition to Hands-On Experience

Each of the students agreed that school counselors emphasize a four-year degree, and said that they think the Career Center could have a higher profile. That’s similar to recommendations in a CTE report the district commissioned last school year, which also recommended hiring the new administrator.
2017 March 14 - 04:15 pm

Lake Area Technical Institute Named Nation’s Top College

After nearly capturing the nation’s top prize for community colleges three consecutive times, Lake Area Technical Institute finally claimed it, winning the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Community College Takes Unusual Approach To Solving Ubiquitous Problem

Remedial education has been the proverbial thorn in the side of higher education for decades. Students are placed in remedial math and English courses when they are deemed unprepared for college level work, and traditionally must pass them before enrolling in classes that count toward a degree.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Colorado School Partners with College on ‘Opportunities Unlimited’

Though she went to her core classes — math and reading — at Fort Collins High School, Valdez skipped those she didn’t think were relevant to her future — physical education, home economics and humanities. She was earning credits she thought mattered but missing her other classes meant missing credits required for her to graduate.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Students Burnish Computer Skills Through Team-Oriented Video Gaming

“I got hurt playing football and had nothing else to do,” said the Morningside College sophomore. “My friend said, ‘Hey, you should come play this game with me.’” About five years later, Amundson plays the game as an athlete for Morningside’s newest sport — eSports, a form of competition usually performed through electronic consoles and videogames.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

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

State legislators stripped the board of its power after the discovery of serious administrative failure and widespread corruption on campus. The process of revoking its accreditation began in 2005 and a year later the school became a satellite campus of Torrance’s El Camino College.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Governor Vetoed Similar Legislation Last Year

Opponents of the bill, though, focused on other portions of Deal’s lengthy veto message which cited a U.S. Supreme Court opinion by deceased Justice Antonin Scalia. Deal said Scalia wrote that schools and government buildings should be considered “sensitive places” under the Second Amendment.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Okla. College Offers Fishing Education Course

“More and more it’s developing into workforce development type classes, but the schools have a responsibility to the community to offer enrichment-type courses,” White said.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

State Cut Higher Education Spending by $30M Last Year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Restoring state funding for higher education is a structural way to keep college costs down for students, the head of Kansas’ governing board of education said after a community college announced plans to develop a degree costing just $15,000.

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