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2017 January 24 - 05:06 pm

A summary of higher education news from around the nation

Lawmakers and education officials were stunned in 2015 when the Higher Learning Commission unveiled new educational requirements for instructors who teach the dual credit classes. Those include requiring teachers to earn 18 credit hours in master’s-level courses in the subject they plan to teach.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Election Stunner Aside, Familiar Issues Bedeviled Colleges in 2016

Donald J. Trump barely mentioned higher education on the campaign trail, once talking about the student debt crisis before moving on to calling for opponent Hillary Clinton to be jailed. Clinton, for her part, forwarded detailed proposals and position papers on student debt and college costs.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Yellen Says College Degree Essential In Today’s Economy

Yellen said the increasing demand for people with college and graduate degrees reflected the need for higher technological skills and the impact of globalization, which allows goods and services to be produced anywhere. She said those trends were likely to continue.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

She Will Oversee State’s Two-Year College System

The new chancellor takes office following Haslam’s decision to spin six four-year public universities out of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. The Republican governor has named boards to each school to control budgets, tuition and the selection of university presidents.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Climbing Enrollment Puts Squeeze on Del Mar College’s Architecture Program

“I’ve done missionary work and I’ve seen how we have a deficiency in clean, safe, affordable housing,” said Muhammad, 50, a second-year student in Del Mar College’s Architecture/Drafting Technology program. “I’ve always had an interest in how things are built.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Macomb CC, Berkeley Students Share Election Perspectives

was hands across America for two groups of students who connected recently to share their perceptions of the often tumultuous 2016 presidential election. Eleven students from Macomb Community College and ten from the University of California, Berkley linked together via videoconference for a lively and eye-opening discussion.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Schoolcraft College Gets Creative After Taxpayers Reject Funding Request

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — When voters turned down a $600,000 request from Schoolcraft College in the fall of 2015 by a few hundred votes, things looked bleak for Schoolcraft officials’ plan to improve the school’s infrastructure and move forward on new buildings on campus.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Artist Overcomes Physical Disability To Aid Others

Dossett, 42, didn’t believe he could paint during those formative years because he was born with a rare genetic condition known as Lesch- Nyhan, with a life expectancy of 18 years. It is not unlike cerebral palsy in that the person suffering this condition cannot control their muscles.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Boy Will Also Earn Two Associate Degrees Before Heading to WKU

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Like many 13- year-olds, William Poteet plays video games and helps out at church, but his above-average intelligence has put him on track to graduate in May with his high school diploma — and two associate degrees. At age 6, William was identified as highly gifted.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Law Allows Concealed Firearms in Nearly Every College Building

A law enacted by the GOP controlled Legislature and signed by Brownback in 2013 expanded the rights of gun owners age 21 and older to carry concealed weapons into public buildings. It allowed state universities and community colleges to exempt themselves for four years.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

State Aims To Produce More Graduates, Keep Them In State

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In an effort to produce workers who can either navigate a computer keyboard or wield an acetylene torch, Gov. Asa Hutchinson suggested a way for high school graduates, home-school graduates and non-traditional students to learn skills without paying a dime.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Missouri College Sought Drug Screening for All Its Students

The full 8th U.S. District Court of Appeals, in a 9-2 ruling, sided with the American Civil Liberties Union in reversing an earlier decision by a three-judge panel of the same St. Louis-based court. The panel overturned U.S.
2017 January 24 - 03:15 pm
Lawmakers and education officials were stunned in 2015 when the Higher Learning Commission unveiled new educational requirements for instructors who teach the dual credit classes. Those include requiring teachers to earn 18 credit hours in master’s-level courses in the subject they plan to teach.
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?.

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