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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 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.

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