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2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Measure Removes Time Limit for Vets To Claim Benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached initial agreement on the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit to tap into benefits and boosting money for thousands in the National Guard and Reserve.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Surveys Document Large Numbers of Homeless College Students

DETROIT (AP) — Jennifer Carr knows she’s not the profile of a typical college student. The Detroit-area woman is 37 and has battled alcohol and heroin addiction. She’s also been homeless in the past and even now is categorized as someone who is precariously housed.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Del Mar College Forges Alliance With School Districts To Meet Workforce Needs

know that, with the right certifications and two-year technical degrees, chances are good they’ll be hired by the refineries, petrochemical plants and other industrial facilities in the area, where starting salaries may range from $60,000 to $70,000 per year.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Wisconsin College Leads Nation’s Child Protection Training

Operation Broken Heart IV, a massive effort to investigate and arrest child predators and promote cyber security and safety education, culminated with the arrest of more than 1,000 people on charges ranging from possession of child pornography to online solicitation of a minor.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Concrete Workshop Designed To Fit Work Workforce Needs

Of the eight students, some came from the Bristol Station Residential Reentry Center, a program for those transitioning out of the prison system. Other students are now on parole or are simply unemployed and looking for a new trade..
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Population Growth, Jobs in Nearby States Strain State’s Nurse Supply

In contrast, south-central Idaho is seeing a surplus of nurses who provide basic medical care in hospitals and nursing homes because of the College of Southern Idaho’s program that produces licensed practical and vocational nurses. For example, the college produced 47 licensed.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A former Lincoln Lane Community College employee has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for taking almost $700,000 from the college..
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Funding Program Named after Former RI Senator Targeted for Large Cuts

Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget proposal generally makes deep cuts in safety net programs, including Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Social Security’s disability program. The White House has said its budget would put the country back on track for a healthy economy.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Average Annual Cost To Exceed $3,000 for First Time

Each of the independently governed colleges will raise tuition, even though some schools traditionally have increased tuition every other year. Colleges started the current budget with $265 million in state funding, but after a series of cuts will start next year with $237 million.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Trump’s Proposed 50 Percent Cut Would Affect 300,000 Students

“Broadly speaking, it’s going to make it more difficult for students and their parents to afford college,” said Daniel T. Madzelan, assistant vice president at the American Council on Education. “It’s pretty clear that this administration is cutting on the discretionary domestic side for fund increases on the defense side of the budget.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Nearly 160,000 Students Being Urged To Return to Campus

Census figures show 29 percent of Mississippians older than 25 have a two-year or four-year college degree, but another 23 percent attended college and never earned a degree. Gov. Phil Bryant, who is backing the effort, said when it was announced in November that a better-qualified workforce would help the state’s economy and raise incomes.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Justices Decline To Review Lower Court’s Rejection of Mandatory Drug-Testing

The college, based in Linn in central Missouri, has insisted that fostering a drug-free environment amounted to a “special need” justifying departure from the usual warrant and probablecause requirements. The American Civil Liberties Union countered that such universal drug testing was unconstitutionally invasive.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Colorado Horticulture Teacher Retires after 25 Years

Cary retired from Pickens Technical College this spring after 25 years. Talk to former students and one thing becomes abundantly clear about the man who was awarded a lifetime achievement award from the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado: Cary’s love for plants is only matched by his love for his students.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Ceremonies Are Rich in Diversity and Inspiration

These are just three of the stories of community college commencements in 2017. Plenty of words have been written about poor graduation rates at community colleges. The demand for better results continues unabated. But this year, like every year, thousands of community college students graduated.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Rejection of Measure Draws Criticism from Free Speech Advocates

“Someone needs to ask the governor, ‘Do you really believe that students should be forbidden from criticizing their schools or advocating for a better quality education?’ That’s what’s the bill aims to protect and that’s the kind of speech that schools have habitually censored,” LoMonte said.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Video Conferencing at Center of College Model

The Pennsylvania Department of Education approved plans by the Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania to enroll students in the fall in a partnership with Gannon University in Erie. The college has been offering limited courses during the summer.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Merit-Based Program Criticized for Excluding Needy Students

With a score of 1290, he would qualify for Bright Futures’ top tier, securing about $3,090 a year — a big dent in the $6,000 tuition and fees that Florida’s public universities charge on average. He took the SAT once, twice, three times, with mounting fear.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

College’s First Language Institute Draws 70 Participants

“I think that our people have been wanting to gather together to discuss, learn and practice speaking Umonhon,” said Vida Stabler, program director of the Umonhon Language and Culture Center, one of the organizers of the institute. “I think we have seen our elders pass on, and with their passing, we see our language fluency dropping.

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