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2016 February 29 - 12:00 am

College of Southern Idaho Physical Therapist Assistant Students in Limbo

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The consortium received candidacy for accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education in November 2013. The commission reviewed the entire program, not just CSI, and in November 2015 decided to withhold accreditation..
Around the Nation
2016 February 29 - 12:00 am

Fund-Raising Success Could Speed Construction in Kearney

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Moors said that date could be moved up if the college can hit its $10 million goal in outside contributions. A $1.5 million donation was confirmed Friday from the William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation in Omaha, Moors said..
Tracking Trends
2016 February 29 - 12:00 am

Growing Numbers of Poor Students Getting Help with Jobs, Housing

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“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.
Tracking Trends
2016 February 19 - 12:00 am

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...
Around the Nation
2016 February 5 - 12:00 am

Ferguson Forward Initiative Encounters Difficulty Recruiting Students

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Over the past year, a number of big sponsors have donated millions to different organizations to fund scholarships, internships and youth employment programs in north St. Louis County. The donations are part of the Ferguson Forward initiative set up by St.
Around the Nation
2016 February 5 - 12:00 am

Umpqua Panel Recommends Options for Reuse

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In an initial design by Mahlum Architects, of Portland, the footprint of the building would change and include six classrooms and 10 offices for faculty. If approved, the building would also include a student lounge, a fountain and nine trees outside for each person who died.
Legal Matters
2016 February 5 - 12:00 am

Student Barred from Handing Out Fliers Takes Aim at Free Speech Zone

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“The bottom line is colleges are a place where ideas are supposed to be freely shared, not gagged,” said alliance attorney Tyson Langhofer. “Our belief is — and we believe the First Amendment’s stance is — speech isn’t free when students have to ask permission to speak, and then when they’re limited to where they can speak.
Around the Nation
2016 January 22 - 12:00 am

Chairwoman Katharine Hamilton said she was resigning, effective immediately,

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Chairwoman Katharine Hamilton said she was resigning, effective immediately, in a letter emailed Interim President Joseph Collins and trustees. Hamilton declined to elaborate on the reasons for which she’s resigning to the Chicago Tribune.
Around the Nation
2016 January 22 - 12:00 am

Colleges Want To Boost Faculty Salaries, Upgrade Facilities

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Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Daphne, who is switching from chairing the Senate Education Budget committee to the General Fund committee, called the 25 percent funding increase “optimistic,” and said agencies often ask for more than they know they’ll receive..
Tracking Trends
2016 January 22 - 12:00 am

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.
Tracking Trends
2016 January 22 - 12:00 am

State Seeks To Lure College Dropouts Back to Campus

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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.
Around the Nation
2015 December 29 - 12:00 am

‘Potential Improprieties’ at College Test Sites Affect 600 Students

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The unusual move follows an investigation into a “suspicious pattern in test results” at Inver Hills’ Center for Professional and Workforce Development, and its satellite location at Blue Sky Online in West St. Paul, the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1IneGCz ) reported.
Around the Nation
2015 December 29 - 12:00 am

Report Criticizes College for Poor Graduation Rates

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The move comes after the General Assembly earlier this year didn’t allocate any money for any major building projects at Ivy Tech campuses, the only Indiana public college that didn’t receive money for any major building projects in the two-year state budget.
Money Tree
2015 December 29 - 12:00 am

Bruising Budget Battles Prompt Creation of Broad Coalition

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The Alabama Unites for Education coalition was launched to protect the state’s education budget. The group includes the leadership of the UA System, the Alabama Community College System, and the Alabama Department of Education as well as the presidents of the UA system’s three campuses and Auburn University, the Tuscaloosa News.
Money Tree
2015 December 29 - 12:00 am

High School Seniors Will Need To Fill Out FAFSA, State Application for Graduation

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved a new policy that will require the state’s roughly 35,000 high school seniors to apply for financial aid for college or submit a signed form indicating that they won’t.
Dual Credit
2015 December 29 - 12:00 am

Accreditor Considers Extension for New Academic Requirements

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The Higher Learning Commission, which accredits colleges and universities in Indiana, is offering a reprieve from its September 2017 timeline. Instead, a panel will review applications and consider extensions lasting as long as until September 2022, according to commission spokesman John Hausaman.
2015 December 2 - 12:00 am

Depressed Oil Prices Draining State Coffers and Tax Revenue

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“I think they are all cautiously aware that their local revenue will almost certainly decline, and there is a very good chance that state revenue will as well,” Matt Petri, deputy director and chief financial officer for the Wyoming Community College Commission, said.
2015 December 2 - 12:00 am

Pilot Program Provides Flexibility in Use of Federal Aid

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ROUGE, La. (AP) — A new federal pilot program in Baton Rouge will enable officials to provide extra services, support and career coaching to a group of students at two alternative schools in an effort to boost academic performance and graduation rates.
Around the Nation
2015 December 2 - 12:00 am

Contract with Local Sherriff Puts Officers on Campus Five Days a Week

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Batsch is a recently retired deputy with experience as a school resource officer, patrolman and detective. Umpqua’s $30,000 contract with Douglas County will pay for him to be on campus seven hours a day, five days a week through June 30, The Oregonian.
Around the Nation
2015 December 2 - 12:00 am

Garcia To Head Regional Commission of Western States

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"This was a difficult decision, but education has always been my passion," Garcia said in a statement. Before he was elected lieutenant governor in 201 0 with Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, he was president of Colorado State University-Pueblo.

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