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2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm
Justin Shaddick, an assistant principal at Scottsbluff High School, said the Grow Our Own Teacher program is being prepared because Scottsbluff struggles to retain teachers. Teachers from around the state often are recruited to Scottsbluff but stay only two or three years because they don’t have ties to the area, he said.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Colleges Grapple with Rising Food and Housing Insecurity

For many community college students, the barriers to academic success have little to do with mastering algebra or writing that paper for English class. Sometimes, the hurdles are much more basic: Do they have enough money to buy both books, pay tuition and put food on the table? Where will they sleep tonight?.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Student More At Ease Under Hood than on Stage

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — With her long curly hair, dramatic but elegant makeup and perfect posture, Bianca Garcia appears every bit the beauty queen — until she starts talking about running diagnostics on a faulty engine or scavenging the junkyard with her grandfather, Ambrose Garcia.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Judicial Board Has Power To Punish Students for Infractions

Unapproved overnight guests, disturbing the peace and bringing alcohol onto campus are some of the more common infractions that land students in front of the judicial board, which includes a jury, judge, bailiff and court reporter who documents each case.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Schools Seek To Reverse Declining Enrollment Numbers

“I really believe that this pricing strategy is going to open us up to people looking at the University of Southern Mississippi from places we traditionally haven't drawn from,” said Douglas Vinzant, USM’s vice president for finance and administration.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Work at Elephant Sanctuary Brings Career Goals Into Focus

On July 28, she arrived in Thailand, where she spent the first week volunteering at the Animal Rescue Kingdom, a shelter for more than 100 dogs. “It’s kind of like an SPCA,” she said. “Every day we would drive over there and in the morning we’d learn about the different procedures we would be doing.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

State Still Bans Most DACA Students

The Board of Regents, which governs the University System of Georgia, adopted a policy in 2010 that prohibited any of its schools that has rejected academically qualified applicants in the previous two years from accepting people in the country illegally.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Medical Scribes in Growing Demand as Technology Expands

“I feel like it benefits me, but it benefits the patients more,” said Dr. Meena Agarwala of St. Luke’s Northern Valley Primary Care in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. That’s because she spends less time facing a computer screen and more time face-to-face with the individuals in her exam room.
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.

Advocates Say Full Academic Load Is Key to On-Time Graduation

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