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2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Students Now Allowed To Carry Concealed Guns, but Policies Vary

Kan. (AP) — If you keep a handgun in your backpack and the professor calls you to the front of the class to answer a question, take the backpack with you. If your weapon is holstered on you, make sure your shirt or jacket won’t ride up and show it off if you bend down to tie your shoes.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

College Teaching Students To Protect Information Infrastructure

The program’s goal is to reduce vulnerability in the country’s information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense, the NSA said. The FBI website estimates billions of dollars are lost every year repairing systems attacked by cybercrime.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

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

Walter says she was shocked to learn her contract was in jeopardy. Her contract was last renewed in 2014 amid a no-confidence vote from the union representing faculty and staff..
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 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.

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