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2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Free College Tuition Initiative Called a Model for Other States

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton says the nation’s first free college tuition plan approved by New York state lawmakers can be a model for other states and can eventually pave the way for nationwide reforms that were championed by Democrats during the 2016 presidential election.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Courses Also To Be Available to Inmates after Release

When professors begin offering the first courses at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington next spring, the school will be participating in the Consortium of the Liberal Arts in Prison, a program that originated at New York’s...
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

Advocates Say Measure Would Boost State’s Workforce, Economy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A push to offer in-state college tuition rates to students whose parents brought them into the country illegally is picking up unlikely momentum from some Republicans in Tennessee, a deeply conservative state that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump and his tough stance on immigration.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Students Enrolled in High-Demand Fields To Benefit

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Kyler Daniels has not yet graduated from Walnut Ridge High School, but the 19-year-old is already working as a certified nursing assistant. He has also earned needed certifications to work in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Tenn. Governor Emerges as Leader of Free College Movement

Liberals and conservatives remain divided about how much taxpayer money should go toward ensuring more people graduate college. But a critical shortage of skilled, qualified workers is building rare bipartisan consensus that government needs to push harder to educate today’s workforce.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Education Proposal Also Calls for Universal Access to Preschool

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan should make community college free for everyone and give merit-based scholarships to high school graduates who attend the state’s public universities, a commission formed by Gov. Rick Snyder said in a report that also recommends abolishing grade levels and instead advancing students only once they master content.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Governor Defends Proposal as Questions Grow Over Price Tag

“There’s only so much money that we have allocated,” said Rep. James McLaughlin, a Democrat who sits on the finance committee. “It’s a noble thing, a noble gesture, but how are you going to pay for it?” Another finance committee member, Democratic Rep. John.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Initiative Would Provide Free Tuition to Transitioning Students

“They do not want to be known as foster kids,” Faber said. “They really shy away from that identity, and I think it goes back to they just want to be normal. They want to be seen as any other kid, any other young adult, and they want to experience going to college and all of those other things you get to experience.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Nebraska College Plans Wind Energy Program

The sun sets behind a wind turbine built south of the Central Community College- Hastings campus in Hastings, Neb. The turbine is a partnership with Bluestem Energy Solutions, Hastings Utilities and Central Community College-Hastings. CCC hopes to add a wind energy program to the curriculum by the fall of 2017.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

State Still Bans Most DACA Students

The Board of Regents, which governs the University System of Georgia, adopted a policy in 2010 that prohibited any of its schools that has rejected academically qualified applicants in the previous two years from accepting people in the country illegally.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Medical Scribes in Growing Demand as Technology Expands

“I feel like it benefits me, but it benefits the patients more,” said Dr. Meena Agarwala of St. Luke’s Northern Valley Primary Care in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. That’s because she spends less time facing a computer screen and more time face-to-face with the individuals in her exam room.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Oregon Investing Millions in Career Technical Education Programs

After completing her first engines class, Krimbow, whose grade point average had been 2.8 out of a possible 4.0, enrolled in a series of advanced automotive classes. She learned how to take apart and reassemble head gaskets, replace brakes on trucks and change flat tires as well as basic car maintenance.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Pathways Program Aids in College, Scholarship Applications

together a resume,” Jones said. “Before we started this program, I worked with four students individually. With the help of teachers and the guidance counselor, I helped them do what they needed to do to get into college. This year we started offering this as a class.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Reverse Transfer Seen as Boost to Graduation Rates

Students wanting to use a reverse transfer to obtain an associate degree must have earned at least 25 percent of the credits they need for a degree from a community college and have earned at least three semester hours from a four-year school that goes toward the associate degree they are seeking.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Officials Want Former College Students To Finish Degrees

Officials plan to focus immediately awarding degrees without additional coursework. That includes more than 57,000 people who have 60 credit hours for an associate degree and more than 10,000 people who have 120 credits for a bachelor’s degree.
2016 November 3 - 03:55 pm

Colleges Working with High Schools To Break Gender Barriers

“It’s my fault,” he said, laughing. “I was in a leadership development program at Purdue University, and one of my goals in the program was to recruit non-traditional students to these types of manufacturing areas. And the non-traditional ones in this case are young girls.
2016 October 24 - 04:53 pm

Ohio School Districts Calculate Costs of College Credit Programs

The College Credit Plus program cost schools in the South- Western City School District in Columbus about $250,000 for the 2015-16 school year. The Hilliard district reached a final cost calculation of $185,000. Those districts are among many facing thousands of dollars in costs, The Columbus Dispatch.
2016 August 18 - 10:29 am
“You bring your own flash drive and we have locker space in the hallway where they can keep their stuff,” Dingle said. “If you are not here at the end of your build, we can pop it off and store it for you safely. You can even run.

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