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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.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Students Will Get 60% of Tuition Costs, Down from 90%

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — College scholarships funded by New Mexico lottery proceeds will cover 60 percent of tuition costs for the next school year — down from 90 percent — as state education officials announced changes aimed at stretching dwindling revenue for the financial aid program.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Special Needs Students Can Learn Skills on the Job

Gretta is one of the students placed by the Midwestern Intermediate IV, a division of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and a connection that helps schools meet the needs of students with special challenges. The program introduces students to the world of work, allowing them to develop the skills they need to succeed once they leave school.
2017 May 26 - 04:29 pm

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

(AP) — A Northwest Arkansas Community College official says the school was rejected from a five-year grant of $1.3 million because of extra letters of support from high school administrators..
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm
(AP) — A Northwest Arkansas Community College official says the school was rejected from a five-year grant of $1.3 million because of extra letters of support from high school administrators..
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Legislation Would Safeguard First Amendment Rights For Student Journalists

The Arizona Senate unanimously approved the amended measure after all legislators in the chamber voted for the original bill in February. The House passed it on a 41-19 vote despite strong opposition from some majority lawmakers. The measure now heads to Gov.
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Dispute between Student Journalists and Administrators Headed to Federal Mediation

Journalism instructor Alan Montgomery poses questions to a crowd at Hutchinson Community College. The temporary seizure of newspapers at the community college last week shone a media spotlight on a long-running dispute between administrators and student journalists.
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Elite Schools Budget Surpluses Could Subsidize Financial Aid

Most low-income students end up at community colleges and regional public universities with low graduation rates. But some 86,000 annually score on standardized admission tests as well as or better than the students who enroll at the most selective universities and colleges, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce says.
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Schools Fell Below Performance-Based Funding Minimums

“When our enrollment began to decline in fall 2012, we knew there would be a corresponding decline in degrees and certificates awarded to follow, and that is exactly what happened,” Jorgenson said. “Fewer students enrolling eventually means fewer degrees and certificates awarded.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Colleges Develop Plans To Train Technicians

Some repair shops authorized by manufacturers to fix smaller drones already are having trouble keeping up with demand. For several weeks, a California company had a note posted on its website referring specifically to the Phantom drone: “Temporarily not accepting any new repairs at this time due to high volume.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Food Pantry Will Provide Food for Students in Need

Oliver said she doesn’t ask for any information before allowing a student to access the food pantry. She said the point is to help those in need — whether they live on campus or somewhere else and regardless of their financial situation.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

But Doubts Persist on Whether Other States Will Follow Suit

That’s the hope of proponents such as Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who made debtfree college a key talking point in their Democratic presidential campaigns. And that’s the prediction of its main champion, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who called the plan a “model for the nation.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

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

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