Democratic lawmakers said they’re going to focus during the legislative session on developing workforce skills, strengthening schools, lowering health care and energy costs and investing in research and infrastructure. Republicans questioned how the Democrats could afford to pay for the programs without higher taxes.
A 32-foot wide, 6-foot tall mural of western Montana’s Flathead Valley has found a new home.The Flathead Beacon reported that the mural painted in 1960 by Robert Huck was placed in the Flathead Valley Community College’s Arts and Technology Building.
A 41-year-old aviation mechanics training school near a suburban Los Angeles airport is slated to be closed or relocated if the Los Angeles Unified School District cannot find the funds to keep the program going.
The 10 community-college districts in Arizona are forming a council to represent their interests at the Legislature. While the two-year schools already have a lobbyist, the new Arizona Community College Coordinating Council soon will hire an executive director who can push the colleges’ agenda and fight for a share of Arizona’s education funding.
Student-loan debt at Arizona’s three universities is below the national average for public schools, but students in the state are still seeing an increase in how much money they owe by the time they leave school.
Full-time instructors in Wisconsin technical colleges took home an average of $90,000 last year in base pay and overages, slightly more than the $86,000 in compensation for professors at the 13 University of Wisconsin universities, according to a published report.
A state law taking effect this year requires Texas public schools to instruct students on how to pay for higher education, and a financial literacy program in the San Antonio schools could provide a blueprint for similar initiatives across the state.
Dawson Community College hopes to boost its sagging enrollment by offering free tuition to high school students taking college courses and students who left the school needing a few more credits to graduate.
California’s $2.1 billion adult education system is a disjointed hodgepodge of courses, fees and faculty and should be overhauled to make it consistent and focused statewide, the state Legislative Analyst’s Office said in a report.
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and a Christian evangelist who wants more freedom to speak on campus are poised for a court battle. The outcome could affect other college campuses in the state.