Students in same-sex marriages will be treated the same as their straight married classmates when it comes to federal college loan applications, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said, in a shift that reflects this year’s Supreme Court ruling that broadened gay rights.
Tinkering with how to calculate state money North Carolina’s community colleges receive has left many campuses this fall with fewer instructors, larger classes and reduced services for students seeking skills to build careers.
States struggling to rebuild their workforces in the wake of staggering unemployment say they know better than the federal government how to make the most out of limited workforce development and job training dollars.
Within hours of Gov. Pat McCrory signing a Republican-backed bill this week making sweeping changes to the state’s voting laws, local elections boards in two college towns made moves that could make it harder for students to vote.
The Obama administration, under pressure from black college presidents and lawmakers, has made changes to the PLUS loan program that may help thousands of families qualify for the college financial aid.
A Republican state lawmaker says he wants to freeze tuition at Tennessee’s colleges and universities despite criticism from education officials that such a proposal would eliminate funds needed to sustain essential programs and basic operation.
Members of a state panel that doles out infrastructure-related funding for business projects stretched their own rules in giving almost $300,000 to Delaware Technical and Community College to buy equipment.
A Republican-dominated Kansas Senate committee approved Gov. Sam Brownback’s three new appointees to the board that oversees the state’s higher education system, but a Democratic leader questioned whether one appointment was proper.