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2015 August 24 - 08:51 pm

Students, Staff Can Check Out One of Five Bicycles for a 24-Hour Period

By AP
“This is a great opportunity to connect students and staff with local bike trails and to have a good time roaming Grand Island and exercising,” said Tara Friesen, community relations specialist for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska..
2015 August 11 - 02:52 pm

Audit Raises Questions about Student Fees for Sports

By AP
State auditor John Dougall said the study was done to provide information and transparency about where the money comes from to pay for athletic teams on the campuses, the Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/1HNvbas). It does not offer any recommendations or address any problems.
2015 August 11 - 02:52 pm

Political Posturing Leads to Backpedaling on Educational Standards

Bowing to political pressure, the state is now reversing course and reverting to a not-so-distant past when New Jersey educators set their own academic bar. A sixmonth review of the existing standards for math, English and language arts commenced last month, with an aim toward putting a New Jersey stamp on new standards.
2015 August 11 - 02:52 pm

Colleges Change Names To Gain Prestige, Reflect New Mission

Vermont’s Castleton State College has added five graduate programs in the past five years and hopes to become Castleton University to reflect what it has become and to attract more out-ofstate and foreign students, who pay more in out-of-state tuition rates and could help offset budget concerns.
2015 July 8 - 04:11 pm

Lagging College Attendance Rate Prompts State Board To Create Early Alert System

Pre-qualification for acceptance would be based on grade point average, total school credits and SAT scores. However, officials are still working with college provosts to determine the minimum standards as well as how to avoid capacity issues in the event too many students select primarily just one university.
2015 July 8 - 04:11 pm

Sullivan Wants Community, Tech Colleges To Produce 80,000 Graduates a Year

By AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College system has come up with a plan aimed to double the system’s number of graduates and meet the state’s workforce demand..
2015 June 26 - 04:55 pm

Tennessee Promise Initiative Has Colleges Preparing for Influx of New Students

In April, 31,000 high school seniors were still eligible for the program, which offers them community college tuition-free. Early projections suggest as many as 18,000 of those students could continue with the program this fall, about 6,000 of whom would not have gone to college without the scholarship.
2015 March 30 - 10:18 pm

Foes Complain College Readiness Programs Drain Dollars from Public Schools

By AP
In Sweet Home, where 70 students are enrolled in this year’s fifth-year program, Superintendent Keith Winslow is blunt: “The people up north are crying that this isn’t equitable. I guess my comment back would be, even before these programs, it wasn’t equitable, either.
2015 March 16 - 11:34 pm

Welding, Auto Body Repair Among Fields Attracting Females

“I was one of them,” he said. However, Nesmeyer’s good grades and attendance got her into the program. Now, she’s one of Thomas’ top students and one of two young women in Nichols’ welding program. She’s also a paid intern at Midwest Welding, honing her skills four hours a day, often fabricating aluminum railings.
2015 March 16 - 11:34 pm

Traffic on the Increase as Campus Ministries Pantry Fights Food Insecurity

The Rev. Sharon Smith, UCM campus minister, said more students are coming to the pantry, located at 321 N. Seventh St. in the midst of the Indiana State University campus. “It is growing in a sense that we have more and more kids coming every week,” Smith told the Tribune-Star.
2015 March 16 - 11:34 pm

Program Attracting Students as Nearby Gambling Hall Prepares To Open Its Doors

Michael Favata, 43, was looking for a new job after retiring as a Navy officer and moving back to Schenectady. He decided to search the Schenectady County Community College website to possibly enroll in the entrepreneurship program, but stumbled upon the college’s casino and gaming management program instead.
2015 March 16 - 11:34 pm

Napolitano and Brown Negotiate To End Budget Standoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano said she is postponing a proposed tuition increase as a good-faith gesture stemming from her ongoing negotiations with Gov. Jerry Brown to resolve their standoff over higher education funding.
2015 March 6 - 10:49 am

Colleges, Tech Schools Would Partner with High Schools in ‘High-Need’ Fields

They also consider it part of a national effort to fill the gap between available trained workers and employers’ needs in high-tech or specialty industries.
2015 March 6 - 10:49 am

Devices Could Allow Farmers To Observe Fields with Aerial Photos

Dennis Bowman, a commercial agriculture educator with the University of Illinois Extension, said farmers without permits could use hobby kit drones. But if they make a commercial decision because of something learned from using the drone, he said it could raise the ire of the FAA.
2015 February 16 - 02:25 pm

State Adding New Report Card for Schools, Assessments for College Students Aspiring To Be Teachers

But supporters say teacher programs have long suffered from a lack of rigor. In a recent report, for example, the National Council on Teacher Quality concluded that students in teaching programs were more likely to graduate with better grades than their peers in other majors.

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