A group of community colleges has been awarded a $2.7 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to help unemployed or underemployed adults upgrade their skills and thereby improve their chances for employment or advancement.
Whether exclusive private schools or massive public campuses, college has long been seen as extended preparation for the real world. These days, the real world is spending more and more time at college.
Iowa colleges and universities are handing out reusable bottles to incoming students, installing water refilling stations across campuses to make it easier for students to fill their own bottles and using pitchers of water over prepackaged bottles at meetings and conferences.
At age 27, Leslie Pletz is older than most of her classmates at UW-Eau Claire, where she’s pursuing a bachelor’s degree in operations management. Age, however, isn’t the primary thing that sets her apart from other students: She also served in Iraq with the Army National Guard.
Now that the Legislature has approved a plan to require school districts, community colleges and universities to sign achievement compacts with the state, Oregon’s new education oversight board has begun to fill in the details.
The University of Hawaii will provide two years of credit protection services to settle a class-action lawsuit involving data breaches involving nearly 100,000 students, faculty, alumni and staff between 2009 and 2011, officials and attorneys announced.
A private Appalachian university’s proposal to use coal tax money to give more mountain kids an opportunity to attend college would be only the latest of several initiatives to build “intellectual capital” in the impoverished region where residents often are stereotyped as uneducated and unsophisticated.