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2016 April 10 - 05:06 pm

Brain Drain from Rural Communities Placing Strain on Rescue Squads

By AP
Crilly said that she and others have tried various tactics to boost recruitment and interest over the years, including advertising in local newspapers, asking city council for help and holding public meetings. She said that nothing seems to help..
2016 March 22 - 01:20 pm

Educated Millennials Are Leaving State for Better Opportunities

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Recently, Ethan Mansfield unearthed a 2007 photo showing several people kicking back at hot springs near Lowman. The group, including Mansfield, had just graduated from Boise High School. Fifteen grinning grads wearing swimsuits crowded into the frame.
2016 March 22 - 01:20 pm

Corinthian’s New Owner Following Same Models and Practices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Significant problems remain at a formerly forprofit college that the Obama administration rescued from near collapse, an Associated Press review has found, despite new federal oversight and pledges of a turnaround by the schools’ current nonprofit owner.
2016 March 22 - 01:20 pm

Demographic Trends, Improved Economy Drive Enrollment Reductions

Enrollment over the past five years has dropped the most for West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling (45 percent), Mountwest Community and Technical College in Huntington (35.2 percent), WVU at Parkersburg (32.1 percent) and New River Community and Technical College in Beckley (31 percent).
2016 March 15 - 11:17 am

Ojakian Testifies in Favor of Bill Allowing Armed Police on Campus

Mark Ojakian appeared before the General Assembly’s Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee to testify in favor of legislation that would allow special police forces to be created at each of the state’s 12 community colleges, pending approval from each campus and the state’s Board of Regents.
2016 March 15 - 11:17 am

Faculty Members Advised To Steer Clear of ‘Taboo’ Topics

By AP
Under the law, which takes effect Aug. 1, licensed gun owners may carry concealed handguns on public university campuses. University officials have some discretion to designate gun-free zones, but a recent opinion from the Texas attorney general’s office said no limits may be placed on students carrying guns in classrooms or dormitories.
2016 February 29 - 10:39 am

Growing Numbers of Poor Students Getting Help with Jobs, Housing

By AP
“When students come from a background of poverty, there is this shift that they need to make in struggling to survive day by day to planning for their future. It takes time to make that change,” said An Garagiola, a student at Century College in White Bear Lake, where she received help securing a work-study job.
2016 February 29 - 10:39 am

Changes Would Affect Classes, But Not College Work Schedule

“Mississippi Delta Community College has done it,” Hulon said. “East Central adopted this sometime ago. Northeast Mississippi Community College is also running this type of schedule, so we’re asking questions and trying to find out from them what we should be aware of as we move forward with this.
2016 February 29 - 10:39 am

Colleges Scramble To Provide Graduates as Baby Boomers Retire

“I don’t even want to think about that,” said Kelly Richards, chief nursing officer for the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare- Iowa, which includes Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls and Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters in Oelwein.
2016 February 19 - 10:55 pm

Proposal Would Also Provide Stipend for Books, Other Expenses

A way to pay for the free tuition hasn’t been offered yet. It’s estimated by nonpartisan staff at the Legislature to cost between $94 million and $105 million in 2017, if implemented, and the price tag would increase if more students enroll in the state’s community and technical colleges.
2016 February 19 - 10:55 pm

Iowa College Lets Students Train on Computerized Simulators

“It does shake,” she said, halfsmiling as she maneuvered levers on either side of her chair. Focusing on a video screen as one might while playing a video game, Medina clawed into a mound of dirt on a high-definition construction site. A flick of the “joy stick” on her left, and she lifted the dirt from the pile.
2016 February 19 - 10:55 pm

Percentage of Students in Developmental Courses Declines

By AP
Of the state’s four-year universities, Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and the University of Central Arkansas...
2016 February 19 - 10:55 pm

Displaced Workers Hitting Open Road for New Careers

Richland prepares its students to get a commercial learning permit, or CPL, said John Smith, the college’s truck driving training program coordinator. To start, Smith said students can expect five days in the classroom going through the CDL book, safety compliance and learning about maintaining logs.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

Measure Would Bar Colleges, Governing Boards from Banning Firearms

Bill sponsor Rep. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, said that recent school shootings in Oregon at Umpqua Community College and Northern Arizona University underscore the need to examine the issue. “We have to have a responsible conversation about firearms on campus,” Borrelli said.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

Quest For Job Security, Better Pay Drives Bachelor’s Degree Holders to Del Mar College

degree in criminal justice paved the way for Leticia Cervantes to become a licensed private investigator. But after a few years in the business, usually checking on unfaithful spouses for local attorneys, she craved a more reliable income and regular work hours.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

State Will Ease Transfer Process for Aspiring Nurses

The state’s community college board opted against launching a feasibility study into the pros and cons of offering a fouryear nursing degree. The board decided instead to develop online learning opportunities and make it easier for students to earn an associate degree and then transfer to a University of North Carolina campus for a four-year degree.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

Community College Transfer Students Fuel Hike in Applications

FRANCISCO (AP) — A record number of prospective undergraduates have applied to the University of California for the fall, the 12th consecutive year of increasing demand and the first time the number of applicants surpassed 200,000, the university reported.
2016 January 22 - 02:33 pm

School Looks To Reverse Enrollment Decline, Boost Workforce

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls-based educational center that offers classes from South Dakota’s public universities is looking to expand and refocus its offering of two-year associate degrees, partly in response to industry’s desire for a more highly educated workforce.
2016 January 22 - 02:33 pm

Influx of Middle Class Students Spikes Enrollment Numbers

By AP
Thousands of Chinese students from affluent families enroll in U.S. colleges each year. But for every Chinese student who shows up with unimaginable wealth, there are several who are struggling financially, said Amy Yan, assistant director of the international student center at Pasadena City College.

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