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Money Tree
2014 October 13 - 12:00 am

A+ Program Becoming More Expensive for Mo. as Enrollment Increases

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Education officials are notifying Missouri community colleges that the state might reduce reimbursements for the A+ scholarship program, which gives high school graduates who meet certain criteria money for two years of classes at community colleges.
Tracking Trends
2014 October 13 - 12:00 am

Public Colleges Face Stiff Competition As Public College Enrollment Drops

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The private universities have attracted more students with a variety of new programs, which are sometimes easier to offer than at public institutions, said George McClellan, vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management at Indiana...
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2014 September 16 - 12:00 am

Umpqua Community College Default Rate Exceeds 30 Percent

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It has also hired a loan counselor, Kasey Hovik, who said he makes hundreds of calls a week to talk to debtors. He said he has helped about 90 get out of default by setting up new payment plans and at least 10 more suspend payments until their financial position improves.
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2014 September 7 - 12:00 am

State Begins Overhaul of Career Education System

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The other teams in on the first round of job pathways are Greater Acadiana, including the Lafayette, St. Martin and Iberia parish school districts and the Gulf River Parishes team, which includes the Orleans, Jefferson and St. Charles school districts..
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2014 September 7 - 12:00 am

Top paying associate degree programs from North Carolina community colleges, by median wages

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Top paying associate degree programs from North Carolina community colleges, by median wages after five years for 2008 graduates as reported on http://www.nctower.com/.
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2014 September 7 - 12:00 am

Students Hope New Skills Will Lead to High-Paying Jobs

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“We have a major focus on helping the businesses and industry in our service areas to have a skilled workforce, and we’re thankful to be a part of it,” said Andrea Lewis Miller, chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College. “We know it will make a difference in the communities we serve.
Tracking Trends
2014 September 7 - 12:00 am

Students Will Have Choice of Co-Enrolling in Academic Programs at USM, MGCCC

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“The additional degree options offered through this partnership will impact the local economy by offering greater access to higher education and a broader range of academic programs offered to the Coast community,” he said. “The opportunity to co-enroll will expand degree options available to.
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2014 August 20 - 12:00 am

Plan Draws Fire from Latino Groups Who Call It Elitist and Exclusionary

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Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales, also a regent, urged the university to ensure pathway students feel like a part of the NMSU community. Gonzales said he would have been put on the pathway had the new requirements been in place when he applied to NMSU..
Featured Student
2014 August 20 - 12:00 am

Youth Has Plans To Study Computer Science and Transfer to Four Year University School

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At age 6, he wrote a song. He has written a book, is working on another one and has authored several plays. He recently took the California High School Proficiency Examination to earn the equivalent of a diploma and does math well above grade level..
Politics and Policy
2014 August 20 - 12:00 am

Governor Cites School’s Financial Woes in Rejecting Plan To Build Residence Halls on Campus

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College officials, however, are not giving up hope. Ricky Serna, the college’s vice president for advancement, said the school is looking at alternate funding sources. Possible ideas include some sort of privatepublic partnership, Serna said..
Politics and Policy
2014 August 20 - 12:00 am

Governor Cites School’s Financial Woes in Rejecting Plan To Build Residence Halls on Campus

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College officials, however, are not giving up hope. Ricky Serna, the college’s vice president for advancement, said the school is looking at alternate funding sources. Possible ideas include some sort of privatepublic partnership, Serna said..
Student Honors
2014 August 20 - 12:00 am

Students and student orginazations receiving honors and awards

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 Guilford Technical Community College (N.C.) culinary students are national champions. The GTCC team, made up of five culinary arts students, claimed the national title in the Baron H. Galan
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2014 July 22 - 12:00 am

4-Yr.-Old Force Boosts Response Times and Holds Crime in Check

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In the last year of the security operation in 2009-10, the college spent $598,909. That number fell to $578,409 in the first year of a full police department as the college reduced the staff from 22 security officers to 10 sworn and non-sworn police members.
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2014 July 22 - 12:00 am

Dodge City Community College To Become Part of Fort Hays State University

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deal in which it would operate separately and have a Fort Hays presence on campus. Also, the Kansas Board of Regents had asked the trustees to clarify their position on the merger after some trustees and senior staff members had suggested that a vote in March was not a strict endorsement of the proposal.
Politics and Policy
2014 July 22 - 12:00 am

More Options Available To Meet Standards Through Career and Technical Education

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already,” state Education Department spokesman Martin Ackley told The Associated Press in an email. He said changes included embedding the higher-level math content into vocational and technical classes and allowing for foreign language credits before ninth grade.
Politics and Policy
2014 July 22 - 12:00 am

Lawsuit Challenges Citrus College’s Speech Restrictions and Those of Three Other Institutions

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Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle filed the federal suit against Citrus Community College District. The 20-year-old alleges he was threatened with being tossed off the Glendora campus last fall for seeking petition signatures outside the school’s designated “free-speech area,” an area that represents less than 1.
Money Tree
2014 July 22 - 12:00 am

State Funding for Student Success Building Depends on Local Match

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Chennault International Airport officials plan to work with the city of Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish to pay for part of the $8 million cost for Sowela Technical Community College’s Student Success Building..
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2014 July 15 - 12:00 am
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They are expecting as many as 222 students from across the state to enroll in the first year. It will cost $1.4 million to get it all rolling, including hiring about a dozen instructors and other staff. Tuition is estimated to be lower than that for a traditional degree but is still being determined, college officials said.

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