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2015 April 19 - 12:00 am

In Movie Class, Kids Slap, Punch, Pull Hair; Nobody’s Hurt

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The behavior was not only acceptable but encouraged of the attendees at the Lights! Camera! Action! Film Camp at Pendleton Center for the Arts. The violence between children wasn’t real.
2015 April 19 - 12:00 am

Proposed Sale of 102 Acres Angers Friends Of Donors

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The land in northern Boone County was a gift from the estate of Jim Whitley, a former Missouri Department of Conservation employee who died in 2009, and his wife, Joanne, who died in 2010, the Columbia Missourian (http://bit.ly/1bWGD5l ) reports.
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2015 April 19 - 12:00 am

Dental Hygiene Students Performed Treatments Services Without Dentist’s Supervision

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Assistant Professor Lisa Kucera was fined $75 on Feb. 25 by the Iowa Dental Board. She is a licensed dental hygienist and is in good standing, according to the board’s online database. The board found no exception for students to perform dental hygiene services unsupervised.
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2015 April 19 - 12:00 am

Fourteen Institutions To Share $50 million To Help Students Earn Degrees

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California State University campus offering a three-year bachelor’s degree in computer science to mostly underprivileged students was among the 14 institutions named as winners of Gov. Jerry Brown’s $50 million Awards for Innovation in Higher Education.
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2015 April 19 - 12:00 am

Tax Season Work Part of Class Requirements

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Jones said this is helpful to the community because the preparers educate people on their taxes. They don’t give advice, but they will take the time to explain what they’re doing and why the taxpayer got a certain amount back or why they might owe money.
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2015 April 19 - 12:00 am

Report Finds Aging Institutions Need $50M in Deferred Maintenance

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The aging institutions need $50 million of annual spending on deferred maintenance. But capital investment has been sporadic and “reliant on one-time funding,” said the report by Guilford, Connecticut-based Sightlines, an education-facilities advisement company.
Politics and Policy
2015 April 19 - 12:00 am

Financial Aid for Dreamers Not Part of Budget

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NEW YORK (AP) — About 50 immigrant students who live illegally in New York state have started a hunger strike after a proposal that would allow them to apply for state financial aid for college was not included in the state’s budget, some of the students said.
2015 March 30 - 12:00 am

College of DuPage President, Senior Staff Charged 500 Meals

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Breuder has defended the restaurant, which was his idea, as a marketing tool. The newspaper’s report says Breuder expensed about 250 Waterleaf bills during the past three years. For one “agenda planning” meeting with senior staff, Breuder’s group ate lobster, scallops, rabbit and filet mignon.
Money Tree
2015 March 30 - 12:00 am

To Expand Access, Board Reverses Course on Planned Hike

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The plan for the next school year was to increase tuition by $3 per credit hour for instate students, by $6 per credit hour for outof-state students from counties contiguous to Kentucky and by $10 per credit hour for other out-of-state students. But the regents canceled those increases.
Money Tree
2015 March 30 - 12:00 am

Meridian Community College Gets $1.5 Million for Renovations

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“We’ve been making progress piecemeal so far,” he wrote. “This grant along with some additional financing will finally bring the project to fruition. When it’s all said and done, the building won’t be referred to as ‘the old Wal-Mart.
Tracking Trends
2015 March 30 - 12:00 am

Foes Complain College Readiness Programs Drain Dollars from Public Schools

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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.
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2015 March 16 - 12:00 am

Kansas Detention Facility Partners with College on Training Classes

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Steve Dackman, principal of the facility’s Lawrence Gardner High School, said class options include basic electrical work, carpentry and production technology, which covers basic manufacturing skills and safety, allowing them to earn a certification from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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2015 March 6 - 12:00 am

Colleges Must Absorb Costs Connected to Guns-on-Campus Legislation

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Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter didn’t include the money in budget planning and state lawmakers are not likely to add the money for Boise State University, Idaho State University, the University of Idaho, the College of Western Idaho and North Idaho College..
Money Tree
2015 March 6 - 12:00 am

Judge’s Ruling Could Push Price Tag of Tuition Benefit Program into Billions

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Lawmakers gave little consideration to the cost since the schools were required to pick up the tab. But a U.S. District Court judge last month struck down a provision of the so-called Hazlewood Act that says veterans and their families may receive tuition benefits only if they enlisted while living in Texas.
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2015 February 16 - 12:00 am

UW, WSU and Community Colleges Expanding Opportunities

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The University of Washington is keeping its plans quiet until an announcement in the spring. But the university has been exploring a partnership with a Chinese university for a master’s program that could also involve a major Seattle area company, The Seattle Times.
Sports
2015 February 16 - 12:00 am

Hutchinson Officials Schedule Vote on Sales Tax Increase for Improvements to Sports Arena

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NJCAA Executive Director Mary Ellen Leicht said in a letter that the organization’s executive committee had approved the 25- year contract, if the Hutchinson Sports Arena is renovated. The tournament, which has been in Hutchinson since 1949, currently is under a 10-year contract that ends in 2017, with an option for three more years.
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2015 February 4 - 12:00 am

Committee Draft Could Lead to Legislation Covering All College and Universities in State

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As it’s being drafted, some parts of the policy proposal could change, but Subramanian said the effort to develop more comprehensive regulations on sexual assault investigations at the state’s colleges and universities is “light years away” from...
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2015 February 4 - 12:00 am

Missouri Grants Will Promote College Access for Disadvantaged Groups in Kansas City

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The initiative for midtown charter schools is a parent-led effort to open two elementary schools in Kansas City in 2016 and expand to a high school by 2017. The education support and scholarship programs will go to public and private school and community-based groups that benefit schools in Kansas City, Mo.
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2015 February 4 - 12:00 am

Former President Hired Assistant Who Had No College Degree

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That audit, released Dec. 15, detailed how the college failed to confirm Haynes’degree status and failed to verify her previous work success. It also found that Crum started Haynes’ visa paperwork before she or other candidates even interviewed for the post.

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