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2015 September 13 - 02:02 am

Gray’s Dec. 31 Departure Will End Troubled Two-Year Tenure

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“There is still much more to be done for the (Connecticut State Colleges & Universities) system and its students. However, I will leave believing that we have accomplished a great deal for our students and for the state, and laid a solid foundation for the future.
2015 September 13 - 02:02 am

Turnover at Top Roils State’s Higher Education System

Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, the leading House Republican on the General Assembly’s Education Committee, said lawmakers should be reassessing the board’s role overseeing four state universities, 12 community colleges and the online Charter Oak State...
2015 September 13 - 02:02 am

Murphy Was Target of Criticism from Teachers, Lawmakers

Education Secretary Mark Murphy’s resignation will take effect later this year. The state Senate will convene a special session Oct. 28 to consider Markell’s nomination of Steven Godowsky, a veteran administrator and former superintendent of the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District, as Murphy’s replacement.
2015 August 24 - 08:51 pm

North Dakota Colleges Collaborating To Offer Online Degrees as Demand Grows

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UND in the fall will begin offering an online bachelor’s degree program in social work. The university cites a U.S. Labor Department study that demand for social workers will grow 19 percent by 2022, with the growth in rural areas potentially higher..
2015 August 24 - 08:51 pm

New Post Complies with New Rules

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“This is an issue that hadn’t been getting a lot of attention,” she told the newspaper. “You see the national news, with the NFL and high-profile cases at colleges around the country, and there has been a cultural shift that things need to change and we need a reporting system that is not just criminal-based.
2015 August 24 - 08:51 pm

Teachers Hope To Teach STEM Through Designing and Building Guitars

Haggadone was one of about 18 educators to participate in a five-day STEM guitar workshop at the Laramie High School woodshop.
2015 August 11 - 02:52 pm

Training Program Aims To Diversify Computer Workforce and Change Its Culture

People skills are important to success in programming, Hurlburt said. Prime also tries to change the industry to make it more diverse and kinder than the culture of the “brogrammer” on display in movies like “The Social Network” or television shows like HBO’s “Silicon Valley.
2015 August 11 - 02:52 pm

A Decade of Work Aids Children in Kenyan Slum

Fennessey, a professor at Richland Community College, first became involved when an adviser at Richland organized a mission trip to the orphanage in 2005 for volunteer opportunities and to raise HIV and AIDS awareness through an Illinois Department of Public Health grant.
2015 August 11 - 02:52 pm

UC Creates Transfer ‘Pathways’ for 10 Popular Majors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California is trying to increase the number of undergraduates it admits from the state’s community colleges by spelling out the courses transferring students need to be eligible to complete their studies at a UC campus, UC President Janet Napolitano said.
2015 July 28 - 11:25 pm

$6M Grant Targets High School Dropouts for Free Career Training

The idea is to provide not only adult education, but career readiness, specific skills training and a semester’s worth of college credits over two years. Colleges would counsel students intensively to help them stay in school, and allow them to start taking other courses before students passed the high school equivalency test.
2015 July 28 - 11:25 pm

Ohio College Will Allow Participation but Will Bar Man from Living in Dormitory

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The housing policy states in part, “Any student who has been designated as a sexually violent offender, sexually oriented offender, sexual predator, child-victim predator, habitual sex offender, or habitual child-victim offender, or of any similar classification by any state or country, is not eligible for housing in any residence hall.
2015 July 28 - 11:25 pm

October Takeoff Will Test Low-Cost Launch System for Small Satellites

The ORS-4 mission, sponsored by the Operationally Responsive Space Office in collaboration with the University of Hawaii and the Pacific Missile Range Facility, sets to test the raillaunched rocket Super Strypi, which will deploy a UH studentmade satellite.
2015 July 28 - 11:25 pm

Study: More Than Third Of US College Students Transferred

BOSTON (AP) — More than a third of college students who started in 2008 transferred to another school, according to a new national study, challenging ideas about the typical college trajectory and stoking a debate about how schools should help transfer students.
2015 July 8 - 04:11 pm

Logistics Degree To Train Students in Warehousing, Sustainability, Safety, Operations Planning

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ENO, Nev. (AP) — A community college in Reno is becoming the first in Nevada to establish a new four-year degree in logistics to help meet anticipated demand for skilled workers at Tesla Motors and other high-tech companies moving distribution hubs to the region.
2015 July 8 - 04:11 pm

Colleges Collaborate with NASA on Data Collection Mission

“It will measure the sun’s ultraviolet light above the Earth’s atmosphere. We want to know the total amount of ultraviolet light there is and eventually how it fluctuates over time because that will have an influence on the Earth’s atmosphere and...
2015 July 8 - 04:11 pm

Partnership Exposes Students To Engineering, Manufacturing Careers

“My dad tells me that when I was 2 or so, we went for a walk and we spent a few hours just watching a demolition site because I was just so enthralled by the bulldozers and things,” said Towers-Jones, who graduated from West Lafayette High School this spring and plans to study mechanical engineering at Waterloo University.
2015 July 8 - 04:11 pm

Schools Implored To Stress Soft Skills Alongside Academics

By AP
Watson said it’s clear some changes need to be made in the focus of K-12 education. In order to meet the future demands of employees, it will be important to place a greater emphasis on vocational education and degrees of less than four years, he said.
2015 June 26 - 04:55 pm

Indiana Initiative Helps Students Make Transition to Adult Life

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Daniel Iglarsh acknowledges that his first semester of college went pretty poorly. He was enrolled at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and while he made a lot of friends, he wasn’t doing very well in his classes.

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