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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

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.
2015 February 16 - 02:25 pm

Measure Aimed at Overturning Attorney General’s Decision

Introduced by Republican Sen. Richard Black of Loudoun County, the measure was rejected 20-19, largely along party lines, in the Republican-controlled chamber. One Republican, Sen. John Watkins of Powhatan County, voted with minority Democrats against the bill.
2015 February 16 - 02:25 pm

Schools Recruiting Foreign Students Called Fronts for Immigration Fraud

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master’s degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a leafy campus in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.
2015 January 19 - 07:28 pm

As Times have Changed, so has the Two-Year Community College in Los Angeles

The University of California, Davis, which boasts that its College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is a national leader, states that its programs address “critical issues related to agriculture, food systems, the environment, and human...
2015 January 19 - 07:28 pm

Guarantee Program at Michigan College Gathering Attention from Lawmakers

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class sizes. Her mother pushed Adrian College for another reason: A new program guaranteeing every graduate would make more than $37,000 or get some or all student loans reimbursed.
2014 December 22 - 05:48 pm

In-State Recruitment at Universities Could Depress Community College Enrollment

Under the new funding model, 60 percent of the money the schools receive from the Legislature annually would be allocated to in-state enrollment. The other 40 percent would be based on performance measures, such as the number of graduates and the diversity of student bodies.
2014 December 22 - 05:48 pm

Kalamazoo Community College Will Focus on Environment and Sustainability In Addition to Cooking

“What’s really different and distinct about the program is that students will take a much deeper dive into nutrition, food science, food safety and sustainability than they would in a traditional program,” McCurdy said. “We’ve added environmental, sustainability, and health elements to the program.
2014 December 19 - 05:31 am

Presidents Seek Support as Enrollment Plunges Amid Changing Higher Education Landscape

The college presidents gathered in Virginia as part of events marking 150th anniversary of Virginia Union, one of the more than 100 historically black colleges and universities, or HBCU’s, across the country.

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