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2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

Former Officer Brought Gun to Campus in Wake of Umpqua Shootings

By AP
“My original intent was that, after the Oregon incident, I felt somehow that I should try to be able to mitigate if something bad happened, and I made a mistake in how I dealt with that, and I apologize,” said Patterson, who is authorized to carry a concealed weapon at Northwest College.
2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

First Round of Funding Goes to Families of Victims

By AP
“We’re able to bless them with some financial assistance, but at the same time they want their loved ones back,’’ Trenkle said. “Money can’t replace that.... We met with one mom and she said ‘All I want is my child back.’’’ Members of the organization went to the homes of 24 families to hand-deliver money.
2015 November 5 - 06:19 am

Governor Seeking $55.7 Million Increase In Performance Funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Leaders of Missouri’s public community colleges and universities said they will freeze undergraduate tuition next school year as part of a deal with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon to ramp up funding from the state, although the extra spending needs legislative approval.
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

Master’s Degree Requirement Could Undermine Dual Enrollment Programs

By AP
The accreditation group for Indiana colleges says that by fall 2017, those teachers must have 18 credit hours in master’s degree-level courses in the subject they’ll be teaching. Ivy Tech Community College says that hundreds of the high school teachers it now works with might fall short of that standard.
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

College Officials Oppose Move To Allow More Guns on Campuses

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker says he might offer legislation authorizing faculty and employees at Tennessee’s public higher education institutions to carry firearms and have “the best chance possible to defend themselves” if there’s a campus shooting.
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

Despite Scholarship Grants and Rutgers Imprimatur, Program Called a Waste of Time and Money

The state Department of Labor awarded the New Jersey State Library $146,475 for scholarships for online high school diploma programs. The program is part of eight grants totaling $958,163 that promote literacy skills among New Jersey adults, said Amanda E.
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

Student Cited as Hero Provides Vivid Account on Facebook

By AP
He said the first responders and hospital workers were “the real heroes, they saved us.” Since the story of Mintz’s bravery became public, an online campaign has raised more than $800,000 to help with medical bills and his expenses while he recovers..
2015 October 26 - 03:44 am

Hands-On Experiences Make College Program Stand Out

Four stories above the ground, Evan Johnson, Nathan Tkach and Josh Hunt watch the skies through 360 degrees of tinted windows. They are checking for a Cessna less than 10 miles out from the airport. Johnson is working local control today, guiding local pilots as they return to the airport.
2015 October 26 - 03:44 am

Elimination of Vermont Interactive Technologies Expected To Save More than $800,000 a Year

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Interactive Technologies, the backbone of the state’s distance-learning efforts, is set to close in December in a budget-cutting move, but the head of its largest user said he’s confident new technology will fill the void.
2015 September 27 - 12:19 am

Colleges Around the Country are under pressure to Reduce and Better Handle Sexual Assault Cases

At colleges elsewhere, students watched skits about sex, saw videos on YouTube, had face-toface sessions at orientation and clicked through online courses for what has become one of the earliest lessons of college life: That only “yes” — not silence or a lack of resistance — is the cue for sex.
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

By AP
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.

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