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2018 June 26 - 12:00 am

Privately-Funded Initiative Educates Prisoners, Inspires Change

Grady Hudson adjusts his tassel before the Calvin Prison Initiative commencement at Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Mich. Fifteen inmates received associate degrees which are the first degrees given by Calvin College since the program started three years ago.
Legal Matters
2018 June 26 - 12:00 am

Immigrant Student Threatened with Being ‘Shipped Back’ to His Native China

“I’ve got your (expletive) passport. You’re leaving now,” a male voice says in the recording. He later adds, “The United States government needs you out of this country right now, you understand?” “You are here illegal, you know that,” a female voice says later.
Around the Nation
2018 March 14 - 12:00 am

Cossatot Community College Becomes State’s First HSI

A southwest Arkansas community college has earned the federal designation of being a “Hispanic-serving institution,” becoming what officials say is the first school in the state with such a title.
Tracking Trends
2018 March 14 - 12:00 am

More Degree-Holders Moving Out than Moving In

KC Rising, which started in 2014, recently had its annual meeting to discuss Kansas City’s economic progress. The group analyzes the city’s economy on three metrics: gross domestic products, number of quality jobs and median household income. Kansas City’s position dropped slightly from the year before.
Politics and Policy
2018 February 12 - 12:00 am

State Allows Some Immigrants To Pay In-State Tuition

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Northwest Kansas Technical College won’t allow federal immigration officials on its campus in Goodland without a court order to protect students who might be affected by the Trump administration’s plans to rescind a program that protects from deportation immigrants brought to the country illegally when they were children.
Money Tree
2018 February 12 - 12:00 am

Low-Income Families Must Devote 63% of Income to Tuition

Data from 2014 show low-income families in Illinois must set aside 63 percent of their total income for a student to attend a four-year institution, according to a report from The Partnership for College Completion. Middle class families must set aside 25 percent, the study found.
Money Tree
2018 February 12 - 12:00 am

Most Defaults Come from For-Profit Colleges

Brian Weingart, senior director of financial aid for the Higher Education Policy Commission, said most of the defaulted loans came from the private, for-profit American Public University System based in Charles Town. The school had about 5,500 students who defaulted on their loans.
Around the Nation
2017 October 24 - 12:00 am

Students Will Learn Both Skilled Trades And Liberal Arts

“The fact that you’re benefiting from small classes at a private, baccalaureate school and then coming to a school like Mitchell Tech and getting handson, experiential learning ... I can’t think of a better way to benefit students,” said Julie Brookbank, associate to the president at Mitchell Tech.
Around the Nation
2017 July 21 - 12:00 am

Budget Cuts, Dropping Enrollment Put Squeeze on Hinds CC

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges said that Hinds Community College was sanctioned because it’s violating accrediting rules related to a sound financial base and stability, as well as the effectiveness of its educational programs.
Around the Nation
2017 June 13 - 12:00 am

College’s First Language Institute Draws 70 Participants

“I think that our people have been wanting to gather together to discuss, learn and practice speaking Umonhon,” said Vida Stabler, program director of the Umonhon Language and Culture Center, one of the organizers of the institute. “I think we have seen our elders pass on, and with their passing, we see our language fluency dropping.
Tracking Trends
2017 June 13 - 12:00 am

State, City Would Split Costs of College ‘The Boston Bridge’

The Republican governor and the Democratic mayor recently launched the new college affordability program for high school graduates in the city. The aim is to allow eligible students to complete fouryear degrees without paying tuition or mandatory fees.
Tracking Trends
2017 June 13 - 12:00 am

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College To Offer Associate Degree in Brewing

“The new brewing degree program at Cincinnati State will not only save us a ton of on-thejob training time, but it will also help put Cincinnati on the national brewing map. You want to be a city known for quality, and this will help all of us in the local brewing industry to raise the.
Workforce Development
2017 June 13 - 12:00 am

Only One College in State Offers Boat Mechanic Training Program

Wisconsin ranks seventh among states in sales of new powerboats, engines, trailers and accessories, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. But the association surveyed hundreds of businesses and found that more than 20 percent of the jobs marine dealers budgeted in 2016 weren’t filled.
Around the Nation
2017 May 26 - 12:00 am

Schools Fell Below Performance-Based Funding Minimums

“When our enrollment began to decline in fall 2012, we knew there would be a corresponding decline in degrees and certificates awarded to follow, and that is exactly what happened,” Jorgenson said. “Fewer students enrolling eventually means fewer degrees and certificates awarded.
College Readiness
2017 May 11 - 12:00 am

Initiative Aims To Help At-Risk Students Prepare for College

The West Ada School District is starting the program, called Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID, in the Mountain View and Meridian high schools. The administration will expand the program to other schools in the 38,000-student district over the next several years, The Idaho Statesman.

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