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2015 September 27 - 12:19 am

Young Offenders To Be Connected to Jobs, Technical College

Many of the inmates at the city’s Medium Security Institution are first-time offenders still awaiting trial. The program will teach them automotive or construction skills, provide financial literacy training and connect them with social service agencies to help with drug or alcohol addiction or other problems.
2015 September 27 - 12:19 am

College, University Groups Sign Off on Statewide Standards

By AP
school students with a deeper understanding of math so they won’t stumble when they confront tougher math problems later. But the new standards don’t require high school courses in trigonometry and calculus, which some have said are important courses for students pursuing math and science majors.
2015 September 27 - 12:19 am

Sinclair CC’s $5M Center To Train Unmanned Aircraft Operators

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Sinclair Community College held a dedication for its $5 million National Unmanned Aerial Systems Training and Certification Center. The center will provide students with access to 3-D advanced manufacturing, drone simulators, a wind tunnel and improved labs, the Dayton Daily News.
2015 September 27 - 12:19 am

Excise Tax on Pot Growers Would Be Designated to Scholarship Fund

The other half of the proposed excise tax would be assigned to a long list of county capital improvements, such as spiffing up the streets around the Colorado State Fairgrounds located in town. The county list also includes repairing an elementary school playground and repairing bike trails at Pueblo Reservoir.
2015 September 27 - 12:19 am

Symbol Aimed at Attracting Young Voters Draws Criticism

Children’s health advocates opposed to legalization said Buddie is reminiscent of Joe Camel, the cartoon dromedary proven so effective at marketing cigarettes to teenagers in the 1990s that R.J. Reynolds was forced to retire his image. They said the pot mascot makes light of a dangerous illegal drug in a manner appealing to kids.
2015 September 13 - 02:02 am

Officials: New Tests Will Better Measure College Readiness

Changes to the new test include using “real-life situations” to assess math concepts, and integrating reading and writing skills. For instance, on the English portion, students will be asked to support their answers with “evidence from something they read,” and the test will also include both fiction and nonfiction texts.
2015 September 13 - 02:02 am

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

By AP
“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

By AP
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

By AP
“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

By AP
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.

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