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2016 April 26 - 06:25 am

Proposed Spending Hikes Fall Millions Short of Colleges’ Needs

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Lawmakers have agreed to give a nearly $4.9 million increase for public higher education in the 2016 to 2017 fiscal year budget, the Iowa City Press-Citizen (http://icpc.com/1NosnOW ) reports.
2016 April 13 - 10:38 pm

Community Colleges See Potential Benefits In Partnership

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“As our Board of Trustees discussed at a recent meeting, the UA System is willing to explore potential partnerships with interested institutions that would make strategic sense for both parties and the constituencies that are served,” UA System spokesman Nate Hinkle told Arkansas Business.
2016 April 13 - 10:38 pm

Education Commissioner Calls for Overhaul of Readiness Standards

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas lags most other states in preparing high schoolers for college and needs to update its readiness standards, including oversight of dual credit courses, Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner Raymund Paredes told state senators at a hearing.
2016 April 13 - 10:38 pm

But Blacks and Hispanics Are Overrepresented at Community Colleges

By AP
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Recently released Kansas Board of Regents data shows that the percentage of minority students enrolled at the state’s public colleges and universities increased 1.4 percent from the 2013-2014 academic year to the 2014-2015 academic year.
2016 April 10 - 05:06 pm

Community Colleges To Divide $350M in Funding

The bond package, backed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic leaders, won twothirds of the vote. Their argument was the state has added 2 million people since the last borrowing package was approved in 2000, and that kind of growth and the passage of time requires spending money.
2016 April 10 - 05:06 pm

Vacancy Rate for $21M Residence Hall on the Increase

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The college is now trying new marketing strategies to reach its target audience of new, full-time, out-of-district students. The students are typically from rural and suburban areas, including pockets in Eastern Washington, Northern California and Southwest Idaho near Boise.
2016 April 10 - 05:06 pm

50 Years On, Del Mar College Art Show Thrives As a Cultural Resource

Del Mar College has the art show down to an art. It was 50 years ago that a visionary art professor at the college, Joseph A. Cain, conceived an exhibition that has stood the test of time: the Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show.
2016 March 22 - 01:20 pm

Those Without Concealed Weapons Permit Could Carry Stun Gun Instead

The committee approved a bill that would allow the use of electroshock weapons, or stun guns, on college campuses. The move comes a day after the same committee approved a bill that would allow students to carry a concealed firearm on campus if they have a permit.
2016 March 22 - 01:20 pm

It’s an Encore Career for Former Community College Director

Nichols is among retirees who spent time working in one occupation before retiring and either starting or working in an industry of their choosing. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s 2015 Kauffman Index for startup activity reported people ages 55 to 64 accounted for 25.
2016 March 22 - 01:20 pm

Yoga Instructor Has Spent Six Year Fighting Trump in Federal Court

The Southern California yoga instructor wants to withdraw from a federal classaction lawsuit that says Trump University fleeced students with an empty promise to teach them real estate. Her lawyers said the Republican presidential front-runner and his team have put her "through the wringer" and made the prospect of a trial unbearable.
2016 March 15 - 11:16 am

Supporters Claim College is Retaliating Against Professor

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Berger is the grievance representative for the faculty union. Supporters suggest the action is retaliation against Berger for the union’s no-confidence vote against college President Tim Wynes last month. The union has criticized Wynes for his spending decisions and budget cuts.
2016 March 15 - 11:16 am

Professor’s Class Works with Children at Local Elementary School

“Many years ago I was taking a classroom management course at Mississippi College when Ann McFarland, my instructor told me, ‘to be a good teacher you have to have ‘it!’ Some teachers do and some teachers don’t,’” she said. “She helped me realize I had what it took to do this job and I am still learning to this day.
2016 February 29 - 10:39 am

College of Southern Idaho Physical Therapist Assistant Students in Limbo

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The consortium received candidacy for accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education in November 2013. The commission reviewed the entire program, not just CSI, and in November 2015 decided to withhold accreditation..
2016 February 29 - 10:39 am

Fund-Raising Success Could Speed Construction in Kearney

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Moors said that date could be moved up if the college can hit its $10 million goal in outside contributions. A $1.5 million donation was confirmed Friday from the William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation in Omaha, Moors said..
2016 February 29 - 10:39 am

States, Institutions Embrace Open-Source in Push for Affordability

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry I at the University of Connecticut has a list price of $303. For students who use the version professor Edward Neth is preparing for the fall semester, the cost will be zero.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

Ferguson Forward Initiative Encounters Difficulty Recruiting Students

By AP
Over the past year, a number of big sponsors have donated millions to different organizations to fund scholarships, internships and youth employment programs in north St. Louis County. The donations are part of the Ferguson Forward initiative set up by St.

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