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.
Senate Bill 769 would expand California’s community college baccalaureate pilot program from 15 to 30 programs and remove the current sunset, scheduled for 2023. State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), introduced the bill to address the state’s workforce needs.
“They do not want to be known as foster kids,” Faber said. “They really shy away from that identity, and I think it goes back to they just want to be normal. They want to be seen as any other kid, any other young adult, and they want to experience going to college and all of those other things you get to experience.
In Rhode Island, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo is pushing to make Rhode Island the first state to guarantee free access for every student who wants to go to college. The idea of expanding free public education beyond high school catapulted into the national discourse during Vermont Sen.
Since the Great Recession ended in 2009, college-educated workers have captured most of the new jobs and enjoyed pay gains. Non-college grads, by contrast, have faced dwindling job opportunities and an overall 3 percent decline in income, EPI’s data shows.
In the past decade, student debt has doubled, with the average 2015 college graduate owing $30,000. The rate at which young adults “boomerang” also is increasing — recent studies report that between 20 and 50 percent are returning home. Many assume the former causes the latter, but Jason Houle and Cody Warner — assistant sociology professors at Dartmouth College and Montana State University, respectively — found the opposite..
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Costs are mounting for community colleges in Spokane and Tacoma that are testing a new $100 million computer system designed to improve record keeping at Washington’s network of 34 schools..
“We are starting earlier, and we are definitely exploring more options than we ever have,'' said Greg White, recruitment specialist for Osceola County schools in the Orlando area. “We've got to find those quality educators to be in front of our children.
Brownback issued the challenge in his State of the State speech and said he would award $1 million in scholarships to the first Kansas college or university to set up a program. He said he wanted to focus on high-risk and other students whose families don’t have the financial means to fund a traditional four-degree.
Wyoming has had relatively few episodes of campus violence, although in 2012 a man shot his father with a crossbow as he was teaching at Casper College. Christopher Krumm, 25, also stabbed James Krumm, 56, before stabbing himself in a computer science classroom.
Lawrence Pollock, the chair man of the board of trustees at Kent State University, said: ``The university policy on deadly weapons as approved in September represents the Board’s position on this issue and we have no plans for further action.
The Education Department issued its first round of data measuring whether graduates of 8,700 career programs earn enough money to repay their student loans. It stems from the Obama administration’s new “gainful employment” rule, which aims to weed out programs that leave students with heavy debt and light income.
Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff said his legislation, House Bill 2119, was prompted by decisions by community colleges and the state university system to offer lower in-state tuition to immigrants granted deferred deportation under an Obama Administration policy.
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.
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.
But once out of the service, as a civilian in her mid-20s and a single mom who relocated to Fredericksburg after retiring from active duty, she was just another college student, with a long list of prerequisites and general studies requirements between her and a degree.
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.