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2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Initiative Would Provide Free Tuition to Transitioning Students

“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.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

RI, NY Join Roster of States Pushing Tuition-Free College

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.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Authors Blame Completion Crisis for Sending Students Back to Parents’ Home

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..
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

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

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..
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Valencia College Offering Scholarships to Education Majors

“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.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Effort To Focus on IT, Health Care, Education

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.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Legislative Committee Rejects Objections from Colleges

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.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Trustees Must OK Permitting Concealed Handguns on Campus

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.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Community Colleges Cited as Better Choice than For-Profits

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.
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.

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