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2014 September 7 - 08:33 pm

Members Cite Mixed Results In Promoting Education Goals

By AP
The board was created in 2011 to better coordinate early childhood programs, public schools and public higher education so the state can attain its “40-40-20”goal by 2025.
2014 September 7 - 08:33 pm

Schools, including Kellogg CC, Cited for Shortcomings in Fiscal Oversight and Academic Performance

The 11 chartering agents include five universities, a community college, the state’s turnaround entity in Detroit and four K-12 districts. They are the chartering bodies for 124, or 43 percent, of 289 independent, public charter schools, according to the most recent figures.
2014 August 20 - 04:09 pm

‘Go Back Move Ahead’ Campaign Aims To Assist Those Near a Degree

(AP) — Georgia education officials launched a new campaign encouraging adults who started but never earned a college degree to finish. Those people are essential to meeting the state’s ambitious goals for more residents with post-high school education and to the state’s economy long term.
2014 August 20 - 04:09 pm

Governor Cites School’s Financial Woes in Rejecting Plan To Build Residence Halls on Campus

By AP
College officials, however, are not giving up hope. Ricky Serna, the college’s vice president for advancement, said the school is looking at alternate funding sources. Possible ideas include some sort of privatepublic partnership, Serna said..
2014 August 20 - 04:09 pm

Edward Lane’s Case Was a Free Speech Landmark, but Did Not Get Him His Job Back

Lane said other state employees warned him there would be a price to pay for telling the truth about an influential legislator, and for him, that price is more than $50,000 annually. Despite his victory at the Supreme Court, he’s still fighting to get his old job back.
2014 August 20 - 03:08 pm

Governor Cites School’s Financial Woes in Rejecting Plan To Build Residence Halls on Campus

By AP
College officials, however, are not giving up hope. Ricky Serna, the college’s vice president for advancement, said the school is looking at alternate funding sources. Possible ideas include some sort of privatepublic partnership, Serna said..
2014 August 4 - 08:55 am

Rising Tuition Prompts New Look at How To Cover Costs and Reduce Borrowing

A new report recommends that the first two years of public universities and colleges be free nationwide, and a nonprofit called Redeeming America’s Promise goes even further with a proposal to give every lower- and middle-class student a scholarship to cover the full cost of college.
2014 July 24 - 06:31 am

Bridging Gaps Between Education Sectors Proving To Be Tough Task

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In sterile, air-conditioned conference rooms across the state, educators will be gathering this summer to prepare for the new standards soon to be in place in most of the nation’s kindergartens through high schools called Common Core.
2014 July 22 - 09:55 am

More Options Available To Meet Standards Through Career and Technical Education

By AP
already,” state Education Department spokesman Martin Ackley told The Associated Press in an email. He said changes included embedding the higher-level math content into vocational and technical classes and allowing for foreign language credits before ninth grade.
2014 July 22 - 09:55 am

Lawsuit Challenges Citrus College’s Speech Restrictions and Those of Three Other Institutions

By AP
Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle filed the federal suit against Citrus Community College District. The 20-year-old alleges he was threatened with being tossed off the Glendora campus last fall for seeking petition signatures outside the school’s designated “free-speech area,” an area that represents less than 1.
2014 June 23 - 04:32 am

Governor Wants More Emphasis Placed on Skilled Trades and Technical Training

“The jurisdiction, the place that does this the best over the next few years will have a strategic economic advantage,” he told a crowd during his keynote speech at the Mackinac Policy Conference, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual meeting for more than 1,500 business, political and civil leaders.
2014 June 23 - 04:32 am

Goal Is To Educate Students and Prevent Future Sexual Assaults on Campus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate approved legislation requiring California colleges and universities to adopt anti-sexual assault policies that include a written standard for personal consent, a move that came as schools across the country are being urged to take tougher actions to curb the growing problem.
2014 June 8 - 06:15 pm
State and local funding for public colleges and universities is finally on the rise again in many states, after hitting bottom in fiscal year 2012. States appropriated 5.7 percent more to higher education in fiscal 2014 compared to the previous year, ranging from an increase of 27.

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