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Politics and Policy
2017 March 13 - 12:00 am

State Cut Higher Education Spending by $30M Last Year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Restoring state funding for higher education is a structural way to keep college costs down for students, the head of Kansas’ governing board of education said after a community college announced plans to develop a degree costing just $15,000.
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2016 October 24 - 12:00 am

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Coalition members include the Nebraska Farm Bureau, Nebraska Cattlemen, the Nebraska Soybean Association and the Lincoln Independent Business Association. Other opponents of the bond measure include state Sens. Laura Ebke of Crete, Dan Watermeier of Syracuse and Jerry Johnson of Wahoo, and former Gov. Dave Heineman.
Around the Nation
2016 September 20 - 12:00 am

Other Colleges Report Declines in International Enrollment

In comparison, international enrollment has dropped at Idaho State University, especially students from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Esther Eske, a regional economist for southeastern Idaho, said ISU expects 426 fewer foreign students this fall than last..
Politics and Policy
2016 July 28 - 12:00 am

Legislative Commission Has Yet To Approve Pilot Project Funding

Called Gateway to Work and slated to have begun July 1, the program would target people making up to 200 percent of the federal poverty line, give them skills training, access to transportation or help with child care and send them to employers desperately in need of qualified workers.
News Analysis
2016 July 20 - 12:00 am
Accounting for inflation, the average annual tuition and fees at a private, four-year institution has nearly doubled over the past 25 years, from $17,094 in 1990-91 to $32,405 in 2015-16, according to the College Board, a nonprofit created in 1900 to expand access to higher education.
Politics and Policy
2015 September 27 - 12:00 am

US Transportation Agency Gives $9.5M in Job Training For Public Transportation

The 19 federal grants will benefit transit agencies or schools in places including New York City, Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Denver, the San Francisco Bay Area, Massachusetts, Maryland and Florida. U.S.
Tracking Trends
2014 June 23 - 12:00 am

Community College To Collaborate on Teaching STEM Fields

Janese Thatcher, dean of the career and technical education at the community college, said the jet would give students a learning experience that connects them with a practical application in industry and science..
Around the Nation
2014 May 23 - 12:00 am
The nursing board recently met and gave the college approval to proceed with its plans and scheduled a site visit to review the new program’s lab space. The findings of that visit will be reported to the board at its meeting in June. If the board approves the project, the college may open the program for registration, Fontenot said.
News Briefs
2014 May 23 - 12:00 am
The Ivy Tech honors program doesn’t guarantee students admission to one of those schools, but the program is designed to help students reach the goals needed for transfer admission. Ivy Tech began offering American Honors in early 2013 at its Indianapolis campus, and gradually is expanding it to other campuses.
Tracking Trends
2014 May 1 - 12:00 am

Restrictive Policies Failing To Pass First Amendment Scrutiny

The Virginia Community College System has agreed to relax its student demonstrations policy in response to a lawsuit filed by Thomas Nelson Community College student Christian Parks. Both sides have asked a federal judge in Norfolk to put the case on hold until May 2 while settlement details are negotiated.

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