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2018 March 21 - 03:47 pm

Growing Popularity Straining Colleges’ Ability To Pay

The new proposal is estimated to cost about $24.5 million a year. It would encourage high schools to partner with local technical schools or community colleges for students to earn dual credit. The state would reimburse the colleges a rate of about $175 per three-hour course.
2018 March 21 - 03:47 pm

Pediatric Simulator Capable of a Host of Bodily Functions

Marleine Luke, a student at North Platte Community College, listens to the heartbeat of a new pediatric simulator in NPCC’s nursing department. The simulator provides hands-on training for situations that students might not otherwise experience in a clinical setting.
2018 March 21 - 03:47 pm

Cuyahoga CC Collaborates with Local Police Force To Fill Recruit Pipeline

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rasheeda Ivory wants Cleveland residents to see police officers the way she sees her father. The 17-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. High School student hopes one day she’ll show them by wearing a uniform and a badge herself.
2018 March 16 - 04:11 pm

Chefs-In-Training Serve Up Meals for Police Recruits

 DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — As police recruits from across the state train on the city’s south side, they’re providing a practical education in catering for culinary students at Richland Commun
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

Suanne Roueche: Innovator and Leader in College Teaching and Learning

Roueche was the author of dozens of articles and 14 books, most notably the 1993 book “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The At-Risk Student in the Open-Door College.
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

Cossatot Community College Becomes State’s First HSI

A southwest Arkansas community college has earned the federal designation of being a “Hispanic-serving institution,” becoming what officials say is the first school in the state with such a title.
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

Expanded Programs Intended To Address Industry Needs

Looking to the future, Hitesman and Allen are both looking at the increased excitement for career pathway programs at local high schools and especially Hastings Public Schools where 244 students are currently participating in the manufacturing pathway.
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

Del Mar College’s Story Of American Sign Language Class for Spanish Speakers Goes Viral

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A short video about American Sign Language classes for Spanish speakers recently spread like a firestorm on Del Mar College’s Facebook page, shattering by a wide margin the college’s previous records for responses to a social media post.
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

Hearing-Impaired Students Could Take ASL at Community Colleges

Teenager Emma Chupp, who was selected to work as a Senate page — or legislator’s helper — this General Assembly session, suggested the idea for the bill. Chupp said she is enrolled in a high school Spanish class but finds the language challenging to learn because she is hard of hearing.
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

College, Nonprofit Team Up To Encourage Vets To Produce Art

“The paintings help because I don’t really fit in the civilian world,” she said. “I kind of lost everything that I was when I was pushed out of the military, and so the paintings are an area that I can sort of find parts of me again, which is something that I’ve been struggling with for years.
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

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

A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

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

Snyder’s retirement came at a time when the community college system’s enrollment had dropped by 25 percent over three years. The university laid off employees and left positions unfilled in response to the loss of revenue..
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Job Market Increasingly Demands Workers Have Post-Secondary Credential

“My life has changed, I am here to make it better,” said Dickey, 39, who left high school after she became pregnant and spent the next two decades working lowpaying jobs, raising five children, living on government assistance and struggling with alcoholism.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

College Enlist Truckers To Fight Prostitution at Truck Stops

“The girl asked if I wanted company,” said Cervantes, lead instructor for the Del Mar College Transportation Training Services program. “I told her, ‘No, but if you’d like to warm up for a while, you’re more than welcome.’ She responded that if I didn’t want a date, she had to move on.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

St. Louis CC Professor’s Book Prompts Outrage from Lawmakers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three members of Congress are demanding answers after a St. Louis scholar's new book revealed details of secret Cold War-era U.S. government testing in which countless unsuspecting people, including many children, pregnant women and minorities, were fed, sprayed or injected with radiation and other dangerous materials.

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