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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

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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

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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.
2016 January 22 - 02:33 pm

State Seeks To Lure College Dropouts Back to Campus

By AP
In addition to recruiting adults for college, outreach workers will being talking to middle school students this spring about Tennessee Promise. That’s because research shows the earlier students start to think about college the more successful they are.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Free Tuition Initiative Spikes Community and Technical College Enrollments

“It is very encouraging for Tennessee to see such a significant increase in the number of students enrolling in college this fall,” Haslam said in an email from his spokesman. “We wanted to change the culture of expectations around post-secondary education in our state, and these numbers from the Tennessee Promise’s first year show that happening.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Chicago, Tennessee, Oregon Spearheading Free College Programs

The idea is to curb student debt and boost employment by removing cost barriers. Educators are split on its merits, with some worrying the push could divert students away from four-year schools. And some proposals could cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars, and may still leave students with debt.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Schools Work with Industry To Train More Drivers

Five or six of Germak’s 40 trucks aren’t on the road because the company can’t find all the drivers it needs, said Germak, the owner of Jagtrux in Marietta, Lancaster County. And in York, one trucking business owner has even started his own driving school to try to find more drivers.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Campus Protests Put Spotlight on Efforts To Talk Through Disagreements

School presidents reject critics’ portrayals of today’s college students as coddled and overprotected, but some say students arrive in need of help learning to engage others with contrary opinions.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Governor Wants to Sharpen Focus on Community and Technical Colleges

Haslam said he will introduce legislation to create local boards for Austin Peay in Clarksville; East Tennessee in Johnson City; Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro; Tennessee Tech in Cookeville; Tennessee State in Nashville; and the University of Memphis.
2015 December 2 - 12:38 am

National Groups Push for Repeal of ‘Campus Carry’ Laws

“Colleges and universities closely control firearms and prohibit concealed guns on their campuses because they regard the presence of weapons as incompatible with their educational missions,” said the statement, signed by the American Association of...
2015 December 2 - 12:38 am

Apprenticeship Programs Grow To Fill Shilled Workforce Gaps

She wanted to be a plumber. “Honestly, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, career-wise, and I’ve always been hands-on,” said Mollenhoff, who completed her degree in psychology, with a minor in family services, at the University of Northern Iowa in December 2014.
2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

Legislature To Consider Proposal To Base Funding on Performance Metrics

A committee is developing a proposal to present to the Legislature and Gov. Peter Shumlin by Dec. 15. The committee includes the chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges, presidents of the University of Vermont and Vermont Student Assistance Corp. and the state administration secretary.
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

Iowa Western CC School Becomes Latest To Accommodate Transgender Students

By AP
“I wish other schools would recognize that they would get a larger student base out of (becoming more gender-inclusive),” said Mikey Fletcher, a 23-year-old student that lives in the community with a male roommate. “After learning about this option, I basically did shun other schools (that) didn’t offer something similar.

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