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Money Tree
2015 December 2 - 12:00 am

Recession and Collapse of Housing Market Contribute to Trend

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A Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data found 36.4 percent of women ages of 18-34 lived with parents or relatives in 2014, The Times Daily (http://bit.ly/1Mget2u) reported. That is the most since at least 1940, when 36.2 percent lived with family.
Around the Nation
2015 November 17 - 12:00 am

Free Community College Program Recruiting Volunteer Mentors

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The scholarship program provides two free years of tuition to community or technical college. Gov. Bill Haslam has said more mentors could be a key to the success of the program’s second year..
Around the Nation
2015 November 17 - 12:00 am

Bystanders Urged To Intervene When Witnessing Potential Acts of Violence

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Ozarks Technical College, Drury University and Evangel University and have implemented the Green Dot initiative, a prevention model that trains bystanders how to step in, speak up and interrupt potential acts of violence. Each of those campuses has facilitators who train staff members and student leaders, The Springfield News-Leader.
Around the Nation
2015 November 17 - 12:00 am

More Bikes Will Be Purchased if Pilot Program Pays Off

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Larry said she along with student loans coordinator Trina Smith said they were unsure the first time about riding a bike since it had been such a long time both rode one. Larry and Smith decided to take a ride when the number of students on campus was low.
Around the Nation
2015 November 17 - 12:00 am

Former Officer Brought Gun to Campus in Wake of Umpqua Shootings

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“My original intent was that, after the Oregon incident, I felt somehow that I should try to be able to mitigate if something bad happened, and I made a mistake in how I dealt with that, and I apologize,” said Patterson, who is authorized to carry a concealed weapon at Northwest College.
Around the Nation
2015 November 17 - 12:00 am

First Round of Funding Goes to Families of Victims

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“We’re able to bless them with some financial assistance, but at the same time they want their loved ones back,’’ Trenkle said. “Money can’t replace that.... We met with one mom and she said ‘All I want is my child back.’’’ Members of the organization went to the homes of 24 families to hand-deliver money.
Dual Enrollment
2015 November 5 - 12:00 am

Dual Enrollment Number Jump under New Approach

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Participation has increased among eligible 7th through 12th graders since the program replaced Post-Secondary Enrollment Options because the state required public colleges and school districts to participate and addressed funding issues.
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2015 November 4 - 12:00 am

Master’s Degree Requirement Could Undermine Dual Enrollment Programs

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The accreditation group for Indiana colleges says that by fall 2017, those teachers must have 18 credit hours in master’s degree-level courses in the subject they’ll be teaching. Ivy Tech Community College says that hundreds of the high school teachers it now works with might fall short of that standard.
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2015 November 4 - 12:00 am

Student Cited as Hero Provides Vivid Account on Facebook

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He said the first responders and hospital workers were “the real heroes, they saved us.” Since the story of Mintz’s bravery became public, an online campaign has raised more than $800,000 to help with medical bills and his expenses while he recovers..
Tracking Trends
2015 November 4 - 12:00 am

Iowa Western CC School Becomes Latest To Accommodate Transgender Students

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“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.
Tracking Trends
2015 October 26 - 12:00 am

Only State Technical Colleges See Enrollment Spike

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Tougher admission standards are the main reason Kansas State University saw its first enrollment decline in nine years, school officials said in response to a Kansas Board of Regents report showing similar drops at most of the state’s public universities.
Tracking Trends
2015 October 26 - 12:00 am

Loan Repayment Consumes Incomes of Americans of All Ages

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The expense requires his family to rent an apartment in Campbell, California, because buying a home in a decent school district would cost too much. His daughter has excelled in high school, but Aguirre has urged her to attend community college to avoid the debt that ensnared him.
Tracking Trends
2015 October 8 - 12:00 am

Budget Cuts and Layoffs Follow Steep Enrollment Decline

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After flocking to community colleges to earn degrees and new skills during a recession that once produced unemployment rates as high as 10.9 percent in Kentucky, students are increasingly being lured away amid jobless rates that in July dipped to 5.2 percent.
Tracking Trends
2015 October 8 - 12:00 am

Five of 15 Colleges Defy Trend and See Enrollment Spike

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Community college enrollment boomed during the recession as people sought job skills, hitting an all-time high of nearly 89,000 in 2010. But student totals at the two-year colleges have traditionally fallen in better economic times, and Mississippi’s colleges have seen overall enrollment fall 16 percent since peaking.
Sports
2015 October 8 - 12:00 am

QB’s Role in Steubenville Rape Hangs Over New Team

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A small community college in Ohio is banking on its newly created football team to boost school spirit and enrollment. In turn, its starting quarterback — a former high school player convicted in a notorious rape case — is banking on this school that took him when others wouldn’t.
Around the Nation
2015 September 27 - 12:00 am

College, University Groups Sign Off on Statewide Standards

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school students with a deeper understanding of math so they won’t stumble when they confront tougher math problems later. But the new standards don’t require high school courses in trigonometry and calculus, which some have said are important courses for students pursuing math and science majors.
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2015 September 27 - 12:00 am

Sinclair CC’s $5M Center To Train Unmanned Aircraft Operators

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Sinclair Community College held a dedication for its $5 million National Unmanned Aerial Systems Training and Certification Center. The center will provide students with access to 3-D advanced manufacturing, drone simulators, a wind tunnel and improved labs, the Dayton Daily News.
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2015 September 13 - 12:00 am

Gray’s Dec. 31 Departure Will End Troubled Two-Year Tenure

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“There is still much more to be done for the (Connecticut State Colleges & Universities) system and its students. However, I will leave believing that we have accomplished a great deal for our students and for the state, and laid a solid foundation for the future.
Politics and Policy
2015 September 13 - 12:00 am

Proposal Would Combine Technical College System with Community Colleges

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some state lawmakers are reviving an idea to merge the University of Wisconsin System’s 13 two-year colleges with the Wisconsin Technical College System’s 16 technical college districts in an effort to cut duplication and save tax money.
Politics and Policy
2015 September 13 - 12:00 am

Williston State College Ramps Up Room, Board, Mandatory Fees

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Earlier this year, the state Legislature passed a 2.5 percent cap on tuition increases within North Dakota’s university system for two years. That caused a delay in enacting a 7.1 tuition increase at Williston State College, meant to align it with other two-year schools.

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