CC Week - Around the Nation http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-29-1-around-the-nation.html Tue, 28 Mar 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Program Last Chance Between Dropping Out and Diploma - Colorado School Partners with College on ‘Opportunities Unlimited’ http://ccweek.com/article-5509-program-last-chance-between-dropping-out-and-diploma.html Program Last Chance Between Dropping Out and Diploma - Colorado School Partners with College on ‘Opportunities Unlimited’
Though she went to her core classes — math and reading — at Fort Collins High School, Valdez skipped those she didn’t think were relevant to her future — physical education, home economics and humanities. She was earning credits she thought mattered but missing her other classes meant missing credits required for her to graduate....]]>
eSports leagues Offers Competition and Education - Students Burnish Computer Skills Through Team-Oriented Video Gaming http://ccweek.com/article-5508-esports-leagues-offers-competition-and-education.html eSports leagues Offers Competition and Education - Students Burnish Computer Skills Through Team-Oriented Video Gaming
“I got hurt playing football and had nothing else to do,” said the Morningside College sophomore. “My friend said, ‘Hey, you should come play this game with me.’” About five years later, Amundson plays the game as an athlete for Morningside’s newest sport — eSports, a form of competition usually performed through electronic consoles and videogames....]]>
News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation http://ccweek.com/article-5511-news-briefs.html News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation
State legislators stripped the board of its power after the discovery of serious administrative failure and widespread corruption on campus. The process of revoking its accreditation began in 2005 and a year later the school became a satellite campus of Torrance’s El Camino College....]]>
Georgia House Panel Approves Campus Carry Bill - Governor Vetoed Similar Legislation Last Year http://ccweek.com/article-5522-georgia-house-panel-approves-campus-carry-bill.html Georgia House Panel Approves Campus Carry Bill - Governor Vetoed Similar Legislation Last Year
Opponents of the bill, though, focused on other portions of Deal’s lengthy veto message which cited a U.S. Supreme Court opinion by deceased Justice Antonin Scalia. Deal said Scalia wrote that schools and government buildings should be considered “sensitive places” under the Second Amendment....]]>
Angling for the Big One - Okla. College Offers Fishing Education Course http://ccweek.com/article-5525-angling-for-the-big-one.html Angling for the Big One - Okla. College Offers Fishing Education Course
“More and more it’s developing into workforce development type classes, but the schools have a responsibility to the community to offer enrichment-type courses,” White said....]]>
Pay Gap Between College Grads And Everyone Else Sets Record - Education Becoming the New Economic and Demographic Fault Line http://ccweek.com/article-5483-pay-gap-between-college-grads-and-everyone-else-sets-record.html Pay Gap Between College Grads And Everyone Else Sets Record - Education Becoming the New Economic and Demographic Fault Line
Since the Great Recession ended in 2009, college-educated workers have captured most of the new jobs and enjoyed pay gains. Non-college grads, by contrast, have faced dwindling job opportunities and an overall 3 percent decline in income, EPI’s data shows....]]>
Study Casts Doubt on Link Between College Debt, ‘Boomerang’ Effect - Authors Blame Completion Crisis for Sending Students Back to Parents’ Home http://ccweek.com/article-5484-study-casts-doubt-on-link-between-college-debt-%25E2%2580%2598boomerang%25E2%2580%2599-effect.html Study Casts Doubt on Link Between College Debt, ‘Boomerang’ Effect - Authors Blame Completion Crisis for Sending Students Back to Parents’ Home
In the past decade, student debt has doubled, with the average 2015 college graduate owing $30,000. The rate at which young adults “boomerang” also is increasing — recent studies report that between 20 and 50 percent are returning home. Many assume the former causes the latter, but Jason Houle and Cody Warner — assistant sociology professors at Dartmouth College and Montana State Universit...]]>
News Briefs - A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation http://ccweek.com/article-5486-news-briefs.html News Briefs - A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Costs are mounting for community colleges in Spokane and Tacoma that are testing a new $100 million computer system designed to improve record keeping at Washington’s network of 34 schools.....]]>
Schools in Fla. Facing Teacher Shortages - Valencia College Offering Scholarships to Education Majors http://ccweek.com/article-5491-schools-in-fla-facing-teacher-shortages.html Schools in Fla. Facing Teacher Shortages - Valencia College Offering Scholarships to Education Majors
“We are starting earlier, and we are definitely exploring more options than we ever have,'' said Greg White, recruitment specialist for Osceola County schools in the Orlando area. “We've got to find those quality educators to be in front of our children....]]>
Kansas Colleges Look for Ways To Offer $15K Degree - Effort To Focus on IT, Health Care, Education http://ccweek.com/article-5497-kansas-colleges-look-for-ways-to-offer-%252415k-degree.html Kansas Colleges Look for Ways To Offer $15K Degree - Effort To Focus on IT, Health Care, Education
Brownback issued the challenge in his State of the State speech and said he would award $1 million in scholarships to the first Kansas college or university to set up a program. He said he wanted to focus on high-risk and other students whose families don’t have the financial means to fund a traditional four-degree....]]>
Wyo. Advances Bills To Allow Guns on Campus - Legislative Committee Rejects Objections from Colleges http://ccweek.com/article-5498-wyo-advances-bills-to-allow-guns-on-campus.html Wyo. Advances Bills To Allow Guns on Campus - Legislative Committee Rejects Objections from Colleges
Wyoming has had relatively few episodes of campus violence, although in 2012 a man shot his father with a crossbow as he was teaching at Casper College. Christopher Krumm, 25, also stabbed James Krumm, 56, before stabbing himself in a computer science classroom....]]>
Some Ohio Colleges Won’t Act On New Concealed Carry Law - Trustees Must OK Permitting Concealed Handguns on Campus http://ccweek.com/article-5502-some-ohio-colleges-won%25E2%2580%2599t-act-on-new-concealed-carry-law.html Some Ohio Colleges Won’t Act On New Concealed Carry Law - Trustees Must OK Permitting Concealed Handguns on Campus
Lawrence Pollock, the chair man of the board of trustees at Kent State University, said: ``The university policy on deadly weapons as approved in September represents the Board’s position on this issue and we have no plans for further action....]]>
Free Tuition? Not The Same As Free College, Students Say - “Last Dollar” Approach Is of Little Benefit to Low Income Students http://ccweek.com/article-5478-free-tuition-not-the-same-as-free-college-students-say.html Free Tuition? Not The Same As Free College, Students Say - “Last Dollar” Approach Is of Little Benefit to Low Income Students
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — They don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but ... New York public college students who would stand to gain from the nation’s most ambitious free-tuition proposal are quick to ...]]>
Devos Ekes Out Confirmation Win as Pence Casts Historic Vote - New Education Secretary Emerges Bruised from Contentious Debate http://ccweek.com/article-5479-devos-ekes-out-confirmation-win-as-pence-casts-historic-vote.html Devos Ekes Out Confirmation Win as Pence Casts Historic Vote - New Education Secretary Emerges Bruised from Contentious Debate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos won confirmation as education secretary by the slimmest of margins, pushed to approval only by the historic tie-breaking vote of Vice Preside...]]>
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Lawmakers and education officials were stunned in 2015 when the Higher Learning Commission unveiled new educational requirements for instructors who teach the dual credit classes. Those include requiring teachers to earn 18 credit hours in master’s-level courses in the subject they plan to teach....]]>
Fed Chief Lauds Strong Job Market - Yellen Says College Degree Essential In Today’s Economy http://ccweek.com/article-5458-fed-chief-lauds-strong-job-market.html Fed Chief Lauds Strong Job Market - Yellen Says College Degree Essential In Today’s Economy
Yellen said the increasing demand for people with college and graduate degrees reflected the need for higher technological skills and the impact of globalization, which allows goods and services to be produced anywhere. She said those trends were likely to continue....]]>
Haslam Names Tydings As New Chancellor - She Will Oversee State’s Two-Year College System http://ccweek.com/article-5461-haslam-names-tydings-as-new-chancellor.html Haslam Names Tydings As New Chancellor - She Will Oversee State’s Two-Year College System
The new chancellor takes office following Haslam’s decision to spin six four-year public universities out of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. The Republican governor has named boards to each school to control budgets, tuition and the selection of university presidents....]]>
Design of a Successful Program - Climbing Enrollment Puts Squeeze on Del Mar College’s Architecture Program http://ccweek.com/article-5462-design-of-a-successful-program.html Design of a Successful Program - Climbing Enrollment Puts Squeeze on Del Mar College’s Architecture Program
“I’ve done missionary work and I’ve seen how we have a deficiency in clean, safe, affordable housing,” said Muhammad, 50, a second-year student in Del Mar College’s Architecture/Drafting Technology program. “I’ve always had an interest in how things are built....]]>
Students Reach Across Country To Discuss Election - Macomb CC, Berkeley Students Share Election Perspectives http://ccweek.com/article-5465-students-reach-across-country-to-discuss-election.html Students Reach Across Country To Discuss Election - Macomb CC, Berkeley Students Share Election Perspectives
was hands across America for two groups of students who connected recently to share their perceptions of the often tumultuous 2016 presidential election. Eleven students from Macomb Community College and ten from the University of California, Berkley linked together via videoconference for a lively and eye-opening discussion....]]>
Attrition Hampers Drive To Produce Computer Scientists - Jobs Are Abundant, but Graduates Are Scarce http://ccweek.com/article-5466-attrition-hampers-drive-to-produce-computer-scientists.html Attrition Hampers Drive To Produce Computer Scientists - Jobs Are Abundant, but Graduates Are Scarce
“For a lot of students, information technology and computer science in college ends up being much different from what they thought it would be,” said Emmanuel Luke, IT instructor at Mid-Plains Community College. “It’s not what they experience on their mobile devices at home....]]>
Veterans Upward Bound Is One-Stop Shop for Veterans - N. Carolina College Helps Returning Students with Transition http://ccweek.com/article-5467-veterans-upward-bound-is-one-stop-shop-for-veterans.html Veterans Upward Bound Is One-Stop Shop for Veterans - N. Carolina College Helps Returning Students with Transition
SANFORD, N.C. — Driving a truck after leaving the military wasn’t working too well for Deshawn Townes, so he enrolled in Central Carolina Community College to take some courses. That’s where he heard about Veterans Upward Bound and decided to investigate....]]>
Mich. College Turns to Private Sector for Campus Upgrades - Schoolcraft College Gets Creative After Taxpayers Reject Funding Request http://ccweek.com/article-5468-mich-college-turns-to-private-sector-for-campus-upgrades.html Mich. College Turns to Private Sector for Campus Upgrades - Schoolcraft College Gets Creative After Taxpayers Reject Funding Request
LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — When voters turned down a $600,000 request from Schoolcraft College in the fall of 2015 by a few hundred votes, things looked bleak for Schoolcraft officials’ plan to improve the school’s infrastructure and move forward on new buildings on campus....]]>
Disabled Illinois Artist Creates Inspirational Work - Artist Overcomes Physical Disability To Aid Others http://ccweek.com/article-5469-disabled-illinois-artist-creates-inspirational-work.html Disabled Illinois Artist Creates Inspirational Work - Artist Overcomes Physical Disability To Aid Others
Dossett, 42, didn’t believe he could paint during those formative years because he was born with a rare genetic condition known as Lesch- Nyhan, with a life expectancy of 18 years. It is not unlike cerebral palsy in that the person suffering this condition cannot control their muscles....]]>
13-Year-Old Ky. Prodigy On Track To Get Diploma in May - Boy Will Also Earn Two Associate Degrees Before Heading to WKU http://ccweek.com/article-5470-13-year-old-ky-prodigy-on-track-to-get-diploma-in-may.html 13-Year-Old Ky. Prodigy On Track To Get Diploma in May - Boy Will Also Earn Two Associate Degrees Before Heading to WKU
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Like many 13- year-olds, William Poteet plays video games and helps out at church, but his above-average intelligence has put him on track to graduate in May with his high school diploma — and two associate degrees. At age 6, William was identified as highly gifted....]]>
Mexican Immigrant Pushes To Succeed in Education - Once a Non-English Speaker, Woman Earns Multiple Degrees http://ccweek.com/article-5471-mexican-immigrant-pushes-to-succeed-in-education.html Mexican Immigrant Pushes To Succeed in Education - Once a Non-English Speaker, Woman Earns Multiple Degrees
This past May, Adriana earned her master’s degree in counseling from Doane University. That same weekend, she received an Outstanding Alumni Award from Central Community College in Grand Island. And just last month, she was named one of five Distinguished Alum-....]]>
News Briefs - A summary of higher education news from around the nation http://ccweek.com/article-5477-news-briefs.html News Briefs - A summary of higher education news from around the nation
Lawmakers and education officials were stunned in 2015 when the Higher Learning Commission unveiled new educational requirements for instructors who teach the dual credit classes. Those include requiring teachers to earn 18 credit hours in master’s-level courses in the subject they plan to teach....]]>
Feds: More Than 800 Career Programs Failing Their Grads - Community Colleges Cited as Better Choice than For-Profits http://ccweek.com/article-5456-feds-more-than-800-career-programs-failing-their-grads.html Feds: More Than 800 Career Programs Failing Their Grads - Community Colleges Cited as Better Choice than For-Profits
Hundreds of programs at for-profit colleges are at risk of losing federal funding unless their graduates start earning better wages, federal officials say. The Education Department issued its fir...]]>
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Justin Shaddick, an assistant principal at Scottsbluff High School, said the Grow Our Own Teacher program is being prepared because Scottsbluff struggles to retain teachers. Teachers from around the state often are recruited to Scottsbluff but stay only two or three years because they don’t have ties to the area, he said....]]>
Colo. Beauty Queen Shirks Gender Roles - Student More At Ease Under Hood than on Stage http://ccweek.com/article-5436-colo-beauty-queen-shirks-gender-roles.html Colo. Beauty Queen Shirks Gender Roles - Student More At Ease Under Hood than on Stage
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — With her long curly hair, dramatic but elegant makeup and perfect posture, Bianca Garcia appears every bit the beauty queen — until she starts talking about running diagnostics on a faulty engine or scavenging the junkyard with her grandfather, Ambrose Garcia....]]>
Colleges, Universities Exploring ‘Sanctuary’ Status for Immigrants - Election of Trump Fans Fears for Immigrant Students http://ccweek.com/article-5440-colleges-universities-exploring-%25E2%2580%2598sanctuary%25E2%2580%2599-status-for-immigrants.html Colleges, Universities Exploring ‘Sanctuary’ Status for Immigrants - Election of Trump Fans Fears for Immigrant Students
University of New Mexico student LuzHilda Campos, left, and Chicano studies professor Irene Vasquez, right, present a letter with hundreds of signatures to school president Bob Frank asking him to declare the campus a “sanctuary university,” in Albuquerque, N....]]>