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2016 November 24 - 12:00 am

Officials Want Former College Students To Finish Degrees

Officials plan to focus immediately awarding degrees without additional coursework. That includes more than 57,000 people who have 60 credit hours for an associate degree and more than 10,000 people who have 120 credits for a bachelor’s degree.
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2016 November 3 - 12:00 am

Oregon Promise Waives Tuition at Community Colleges

Oregon Promise students received a federal Pell Grant, meaning that cash was put toward their tuition before Oregon Promise money was. This is part of the Oregon grant’s requirements that the state funding be the “last dollar in,” according to Multop. He says all other funding goes toward community college funding before the state money.
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2016 November 3 - 12:00 am

College Preparing Turbine Technicians for Jobs in Growing Field

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for wind turbine service technicians is expected to grow significantly nationwide through 2024. And primed for that growth is northeast Nebraska, where several large wind farms are located.
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2016 October 24 - 12:00 am

Affordable Education Options Erode as Costs Climb

Northcentral Technical College also saw an increase in cost for the average student, jumping from $6,200 to $9,600, according to the U.S. Department of Education. College officials believe the spike stems from a shift in offcampus housing prices and increase in the number of students seeking housing.
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2016 October 6 - 12:00 am

Olympia Activists Sought Levy To Establish Tuition Fund

$200,000 — went beyond the scope of local initiative power. The initiative sought to raise an estimated $3 million a year for a public college tuition fund that would give all Olympia public high school graduates and GED recipients tuition for at...
College Readiness
2016 October 6 - 12:00 am

Curriculum Being Adjusted To Better Prepare High School Students

“Mathematics is an area where we haven’t grown as fast as we have in English Language Arts, but we also haven’t put the time or resources or professional development into mathematics at this point — (compared to what) we have (done) in English Language Arts, because we were doing a curriculum adoption for English Language Arts,” Mac- Tavish said.
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2016 September 20 - 12:00 am

Metro Community College Board Accepts Conley’s Resignation

Conley resigned the chairmanship of the Omaha college’s board, but had refused to resign from the board, despite a threat from the U.S. Education Department to withhold millions of dollars in student aid and other federal funding from the college if Conley remained.

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