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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 13 - 02:02 am

Proposal Would Combine Technical College System with Community Colleges

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.
2015 September 13 - 02:02 am

Williston State College Ramps Up Room, Board, Mandatory Fees

Earlier this year, the state Legislature passed a 2.5 percent cap on tuition increases within North Dakota’s university system for two years. That caused a delay in enacting a 7.1 tuition increase at Williston State College, meant to align it with other two-year schools.
2015 August 24 - 08:51 pm

Bureaucratic Tangles Make Workforce Development Incentive Fund Difficult to Use

The $40 million Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy Fund, or WISE Fund, was widely praised when it was created in 2014 to pay for college programs aimed at filling highdemand jobs, like in computer science, engineering and construction specialties.
2015 July 28 - 11:25 pm

Community College’s Resettlement Efforts Draw Ire of Conservative Activists

This isn’t the only group that has sprung up in light of the influx of upcoming refugees. Earlier this month, Twin Falls accountant and former Democratic state treasurer candidate Deborah Silver formed a group to support the refugee center. Members volunteer at the center and help educate the community about the resettlement process.
2015 July 28 - 11:25 pm

Measures Would Waive College Tuition for Some Students, Expand Scholarship Program

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers in both chambers are making it easier for a large cohort of students to pay for their higher education under two bills they passed, despite criticism the programs could be too costly or unfairly favor some students over others.
2015 July 28 - 11:25 pm

State Opposes Plan Offering Discounted Tuition to DREAMERs

The notice of appeal comes nearly two months after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Arthur Anderson ruled that the Maricopa County Community College District could offer the lower rates. Days after the ruling, the Arizona Board of Regents said so-called DREAMers attending the state’s three public universities were.
2015 May 30 - 09:19 am

Congressional Gridlock Prods States and Colleges To Step In To Aid Undocumented Students

Being unauthorized to live and work in the country he has called home since he was 9 had forced the native of Peru to twice turn down admissions offers from other schools because he couldn’t afford to go. He changed the subject when friends asked why he didn’t apply for financial aid.
2015 May 30 - 09:19 am

Immigrants Covered by U. S. Deferred Deportation Policy Qualify for Benefit

The decision from Superior Court Judge Arthur Anderson comes in a lawsuit filed by former Attorney General Tom Horne against the Maricopa County Community College District. Horne contended that so-called “dreamers” offered deferred action status were not legally present in the U.

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