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2016 March 22 - 01:20 pm

Consolidation Plan Estimated To Save More Than $470,000 a Year

By AP
The plan drew some controversy at public discussions over the last year. However, the idea has been talked about for 15 years. But higher education administrators had expressed concern the plan could spur cuts of police departments on other campus in southern Nevada.
2016 March 15 - 11:17 am

Opposition from College Presidents Fails To Sway Bevin on Massive Cuts

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The president of Kentucky’s community and technical college system says Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget cuts would likely fall on the backs of its poor, mostly part time students by forcing the system to request a tuition increase of more than 8 percent.
2016 March 15 - 11:17 am

Democrats Claim Walker’s Package Does Little To Help Students

The bills include plans to lift the cap on tax-deductible student loan interest; boost grants for technical college and two-year students at University of Wisconsin Colleges to help them deal with emergencies; create internship coordinators; and require colleges to update students annually on how much debt they’ve accumulated.
2016 February 29 - 10:39 am

Lawmakers Wrestling with Projected $500M Budget Shortfall

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The leaders of Connecticut’s public colleges and universities asked lawmakers to spare their schools major budget cuts, warning that more reductions could mean the elimination of academic and athletic programs and even shuttering some campuses.
2016 February 19 - 10:55 pm

Bevin Backs Performance Funding To Curtail Humanities, Boost Engineering

Bevin’s philosophy is more concerned with the degrees rather than student loan debt, which has been a major issue in the presidential race. Bevin’s budget proposal includes moving Kentucky to a performance-based plan, where colleges and universities would get state tax dollars based on criteria such as graduation rates of certain degree programs.
2016 February 19 - 10:55 pm

Wis. Governor Asks Educators To Steer Students Toward Technical Careers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker asked Wisconsin’s education leaders at their annual convention to help change the mindset of those who influence the career paths of young students to include the fact that there are plenty of jobs that don’t require a four-year college degree.
2016 February 19 - 10:55 pm

Tennessee Gov. Wants Board of Regents To Focus on Two-Year Schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam released his administration’s 42-bill agenda for this year’s legislative session that includes an effort to restructure higher education governance that led to the early retirement of the chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents schools.
2016 February 19 - 10:55 pm

Higher Education To Bear Brunt of Huge Budget Shortfall

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s public colleges have been asked to prepare for cuts totaling as much as $131 million across campuses in the next five months, in case lawmakers and the governor don’t agree on ways to raise revenue to close a deep budget gap.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

Morgan Calls Plan To Focus on Two-year Colleges ‘Unworkable

The governor’s plan calls for creating local boards for Austin Peay in Clarksville; East Tennessee in Johnson City; Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro; Tennessee Tech in Cookeville; Tennessee State in Nashville; and the University of Memphis. Those boards would control budgets, tuition and the selection of college presidents.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

Wis. Governor Wants To Boost Aid at State Technical Colleges

Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker announced a series of legislative proposals aimed at making college more affordable, unveiling plans that include removing the cap on taxdeductible student loan interest, increasing need-based assistance programs at technical colleges and bringing on more internship coordinators across the state.
2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

Officials Look To Streamline, Expand Skills Training Programs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s system for teaching career and technical training could be on the brink of a major overhaul thanks in part to a new report, but officials say it’s too early to tell how much the potential changes could cost and who should pay for them.
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

After Earlier Slashing Safety Spending, Pence Reverses Course After Deadly Umpqua Shootings

Citing the recent deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon, the Republican governor said in a statement that he would make an additional $3.5 million in safety grants available through the Secured School Safety Grant Program, increasing the total funding available this year to $9 million.
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

Education Dept. Cites Lax Financial Controls at For-Profit School

ITT has not produced proper and timely accounting for the federal grants and loans it distributes to students since at least 2009, the Education Department said in a letter sent to ITT. As a result, the letter said, ITT will now be allowed to pay out federal education funds to students only after they have attended classes and.
2015 October 26 - 03:44 am

Students with Undocumented Parents Should Be Considered for In-State Tuition

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Students who live in South Carolina and are U.S. citizens but whose parents can’t prove they’re in the country legally should be considered for instate tuition, according to new guidelines issued by the Commission on Higher Education.
2015 October 8 - 05:38 pm

College Presidents, Public Safety Officials Oppose Measure

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican lawmakers fighting to give licensed gun owners the right to carry on state colleges and universities earned their first two victories as House and Senate committees approved bills that would allow permitted students to take their guns to class.
2015 September 27 - 12:19 am

US Transportation Agency Gives $9.5M in Job Training For Public Transportation

The 19 federal grants will benefit transit agencies or schools in places including New York City, Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Denver, the San Francisco Bay Area, Massachusetts, Maryland and Florida. U.S.
2015 September 27 - 12:19 am

House, Senate Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When Missouri lawmakers banned a state scholarship from going to immigrants brought to the country illegally by their parents, there were more legislators in favor of the ban than there are students that would be directly affected.
2015 September 13 - 02:02 am

Proposal Would Combine Technical College System with Community Colleges

By AP
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some state lawmakers are reviving an idea to merge the University of Wisconsin System’s 13 two-year colleges with the Wisconsin Technical College System’s 16 technical college districts in an effort to cut duplication and save tax money.

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