CC Week - Politics and Policy http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-39-1-politics-and-policy.html Wed, 25 Apr 18 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Kan. Lawmakers Consider Bill To Protect Speech On Campus - Law Would End Free Speech Zones, Prevent Guests from Being Disinvited for Views http://ccweek.com/article-5819-kan-lawmakers-consider-bill-to-protect-speech-on-campus.html Kan. Lawmakers Consider Bill To Protect Speech On Campus - Law Would End Free Speech Zones, Prevent Guests from Being Disinvited for Views
TOPEKA Kan. (AP) — Legislation aimed at protecting free speech on Kansas college campuses is facing mixed reviews amid a nationwide debate over how to balance free speech with the schools’ desire to protect against disruptions and make all students feel safe and welcome....]]>
Mississippi Lawmakers Want To Let Schools, Colleges Arm Instructors - Proposal Comes in Wake of Florida Massacre http://ccweek.com/article-5820-mississippi-lawmakers-want-to-let-schools-colleges-arm-instructors.html Mississippi Lawmakers Want To Let Schools, Colleges Arm Instructors - Proposal Comes in Wake of Florida Massacre
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Mississippi lawmakers want to give schools the options of arming teachers in an effort to prevent future school shootings....]]>
Kansas Colleges Struggle with DACA Repeal - State Allows Some Immigrants To Pay In-State Tuition http://ccweek.com/article-5786-kansas-colleges-struggle-with-daca-repeal.html Kansas Colleges Struggle with DACA Repeal - 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....]]>
NH Colleges Defend Themselves After Audit - Staffing Structures, Administrative Bloat Targeted in Report http://ccweek.com/article-5788-nh-colleges-defend-themselves-after-audit.html NH Colleges Defend Themselves After Audit - Staffing Structures, Administrative Bloat Targeted in Report
College officials noted that because each college is independently accredited, it is required to have certain staffing structures. But two of the three more rural campuses now have only one vice president, and officials are examining whether to make changes elsewhere, said Chancellor Ross Gittell, of the state’s community college system....]]>
Miss. Colleges Cut Programs, Slash Jobs - Shrinking State Support Puts Squeeze on Sports, Pay Raises http://ccweek.com/article-5805-miss-colleges-cut-programs-slash-jobs.html Miss. Colleges Cut Programs, Slash Jobs - Shrinking State Support Puts Squeeze on Sports, Pay Raises
Community College Board Executive Director Andrea Mayfield said in a statement that 81 people will be laid off, while 122 jobs will be eliminated after employees leave or retire. Colleges plan to cut 35 student jobs, a way many students earn money for school, and will eliminate three vacant positions....]]>
Young Immigrants Vow To Fight DACA Dismantling - Trump Gives Congress Six Month To Pass Legislation http://ccweek.com/article-5762-young-immigrants-vow-to-fight-daca-dismantling.html Young Immigrants Vow To Fight DACA Dismantling - Trump Gives Congress Six Month To Pass Legislation
PHOENIX (AP) — Immigrants are vowing to fight to stay in the U.S. and advocates are launching campaigns including fundraisers and registration drives after the Trump administration announced it would dismantle a program that protected hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation....]]>
Shortage of Qualified Trades Workers Raises Concern - Mich. Senator Calls for More Aid to Community Colleges http://ccweek.com/article-5772-shortage-of-qualified-trades-workers-raises-concern.html Shortage of Qualified Trades Workers Raises Concern - Mich. Senator Calls for More Aid to Community Colleges
Addressing employers’ inability to fill openings in the trades and other technical fields is a major priority, she said, along with emphasizing American jobs and protecting funding for the Great Lakes. The third-term Democrat, who is up for re-election next year, held a half-dozen events across the state in recent days to discuss workforce issues....]]>
Poll: Haslam’s Education Initiatives Boost Popularity - Democrats Support GOP Governor’s Higher Ed Achievements http://ccweek.com/article-5742-poll-haslam%25E2%2580%2599s-education-initiatives-boost-popularity.html Poll: Haslam’s Education Initiatives Boost Popularity - Democrats Support GOP Governor’s Higher Ed Achievements
program include free tuition at state community colleges and technical schools for all Tennessee high school graduates and adults without college degrees or certificates, which saw wide support from lawmakers in both parties.....]]>
Ariz. Board Won’t Stop In-State Tuition for Eligible Immigrants - Colleges Await Court Ruling on Whether DACA Students Can Get Discount http://ccweek.com/article-5746-ariz-board-won%25E2%2580%2599t-stop-in-state-tuition-for-eligible-immigrants.html Ariz. Board Won’t Stop In-State Tuition for Eligible Immigrants - Colleges Await Court Ruling on Whether DACA Students Can Get Discount
Arizona Board of Regents President Eileen Klein sent a letter to the state attorney general’s office stressing that abruptly ending in-state tuition for those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program would have “a devastating impact on hundreds of innocent young people....]]>
Devos Undeterred By Critics Even As Agenda Remains Stalled - Education Secretary Pushes School Choice, Scraps Obama-Era Rules http://ccweek.com/article-5737-devos-undeterred-by-critics-even-as-agenda-remains-stalled.html Devos Undeterred By Critics Even As Agenda Remains Stalled - Education Secretary Pushes School Choice, Scraps Obama-Era Rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — Among the paintings and photographs that decorate Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ sunlit, spacious office is the framed roll call from her Senate confirmation. It’s a stark...]]>
Kansas Colleges Struggle with DACA Repeal - Technical College Puts Limits on Immigration Enforcement http://ccweek.com/article-5738-kansas-colleges-struggle-with-daca-repeal.html Kansas Colleges Struggle with DACA Repeal - Technical College Puts Limits on Immigration Enforcement
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...]]>
Ariz. Court Overturns In-State Tuition for Some Immigrants - DACA Students Ruled Ineligible for Reduced Tuition http://ccweek.com/article-5694-ariz-court-overturns-in-state-tuition-for-some-immigrants.html Ariz. Court Overturns In-State Tuition for Some Immigrants - DACA Students Ruled Ineligible for Reduced Tuition
The court’s decision takes Arizona in the opposite direction amid a push around the country — including Republican-dominant states like Oklahoma, Tennessee and Nebraska — to grant in-state tuition to immigrants in the country illegally....]]>
Fight Flares In Arizona Over Tuition for Young Immigrants - Immigration Foe Demands that AG Sue Board of Regents http://ccweek.com/article-5698-fight-flares-in-arizona-over-tuition-for-young-immigrants.html Fight Flares In Arizona Over Tuition for Young Immigrants - Immigration Foe Demands that AG Sue Board of Regents
(AP) — A former Arizona lawmaker known as the driving force behind most of the state’s toughest immigration laws is moving to challenge the university system for temporarily allowing young immigrants protected from deportation to keep paying lower-cost in-state tuition....]]>
House Reaches Deal To Greatly Expand GI Bill - Measure Removes Time Limit for Vets To Claim Benefits http://ccweek.com/article-5702-house-reaches-deal-to-greatly-expand-gi-bill.html House Reaches Deal To Greatly Expand GI Bill - Measure Removes Time Limit for Vets To Claim Benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached initial agreement on the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit to tap into benefits and boosting money for thousands in the National Guard and Reserve....]]>
Budget Cuts Cause Spike In Miss. College Costs - Average Annual Cost To Exceed $3,000 for First Time http://ccweek.com/article-5672-budget-cuts-cause-spike-in-miss-college-costs.html Budget Cuts Cause Spike In Miss. College Costs - Average Annual Cost To Exceed $3,000 for First Time
Each of the independently governed colleges will raise tuition, even though some schools traditionally have increased tuition every other year. Colleges started the current budget with $265 million in state funding, but after a series of cuts will start next year with $237 million....]]>
College Work-Study Program On Trump’s Chopping Block - Trump’s Proposed 50 Percent Cut Would Affect 300,000 Students http://ccweek.com/article-5678-college-work-study-program-on-trump%25E2%2580%2599s-chopping-block.html College Work-Study Program On Trump’s Chopping Block - Trump’s Proposed 50 Percent Cut Would Affect 300,000 Students
“Broadly speaking, it’s going to make it more difficult for students and their parents to afford college,” said Daniel T. Madzelan, assistant vice president at the American Council on Education. “It’s pretty clear that this administration is cutting on the discretionary domestic side for fund increases on the defense side of the budget....]]>
Fla. Gov. Vetoes Push To Boost Aid to Top Students - Measure Termed Too Onerous to State’s Community Colleges http://ccweek.com/article-5684-fla-gov-vetoes-push-to-boost-aid-to-top-students.html Fla. Gov. Vetoes Push To Boost Aid to Top Students - Measure Termed Too Onerous to State’s Community Colleges
The legislation, which was a top priority for Senate President Joe Negron, required the state to cover 100 percent of tuition costs for top performing high school students who attend a state university or college....]]>
GOP Lawmaker Alters Campus Free Speech Bill - Proposal Would Expel Students Who Repeatedly Disrupt Free Speech http://ccweek.com/article-5647-gop-lawmaker-alters-campus-free-speech-bill.html GOP Lawmaker Alters Campus Free Speech Bill - Proposal Would Expel Students Who Repeatedly Disrupt Free Speech
Critics of state Rep. Jesse Kremer’s original bill said it was too vague and unconstitutional. Kremer acknowledged as much to The Associated Press soon after it was introduced. The original bill would’ve punished a range of behaviors that disrupt free speech, including “boisterous” or “profane” conduct....]]>
Kansas Law Gives Free Tuition to Foster Children - Colleges Must Pay Costs Without State Help http://ccweek.com/article-5650-kansas-law-gives-free-tuition-to-foster-children.html Kansas Law Gives Free Tuition to Foster Children - Colleges Must Pay Costs Without State Help
The Kansas Foster Child Education Assistance Act passed in 2006 waives tuition and fees at state universities, tech schools, community colleges and Washburn University for students who were in foster care....]]>
Texas Funding Overhaul Could Cause Collateral Damage - Initiatives To Help Poor Students Get Through College Could Lose Funding http://ccweek.com/article-5623-texas-funding-overhaul-could-cause-collateral-damage.html Texas Funding Overhaul Could Cause Collateral Damage - Initiatives To Help Poor Students Get Through College Could Lose Funding
Next year, that kind of help could end, though not because lawmakers are unhappy with the program. If the Senate gets its way in ongoing state budget negotiations, the Legislature would overhaul the way it pays for higher education in Texas — and funding for the Texas Innovative Adult Career Education Grant Program could disappear....]]>
Nebraska’s Millennial Senators Try To Bridge Partisan Divide - Keeping College Graduates in State is Among Goals of New Generation of Lawmakers http://ccweek.com/article-5592-nebraska%25E2%2580%2599s-millennial-senators-try-to-bridge-partisan-divide.html Nebraska’s Millennial Senators Try To Bridge Partisan Divide - Keeping College Graduates in State is Among Goals of New Generation of Lawmakers
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When Nebraska’s youngest legislators formed a bipartisan coalition focused on building an economy that would keep college graduates from leaving the state, they figured their shared experiences as millennials would be stronger than the party differences that divide them....]]>
Iowa Colleges Battle Over Scholarship Money http://ccweek.com/article-5598-iowa-colleges-battle-over-scholarship-money.html Iowa Colleges Battle Over Scholarship Money
which has for decades been limited to low-income students at private colleges. The campaign drew immediate criticism from the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, which said the public university is already heavily subsidized by......]]>
Oregon Plan To Dismantle Vocational Funding Stalls - Legislature Struggles To Fund Voter-Approved Mandate http://ccweek.com/article-5600-oregon-plan-to-dismantle-vocational-funding-stalls.html Oregon Plan To Dismantle Vocational Funding Stalls - Legislature Struggles To Fund Voter-Approved Mandate
Debates are heating up over Oregon’s looming $1.6 billionbudget deficit as the second half of the 2017 legislative session begins, and the $300 million high school spending requirement set forth in Measure 98 is among the many areas still on the table for cuts....]]>
Tenn. Colleges at Center of Campaign Dispute - State Law Limits Use of Public Facilities for Political Events http://ccweek.com/article-5549-tenn-colleges-at-center-of-campaign-dispute.html Tenn. Colleges at Center of Campaign Dispute - State Law Limits Use of Public Facilities for Political Events
Boyd was a key adviser in the creation of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise program to cover full tuition at two-year schools. The Knoxville businessman and philanthropist said in Nashville this week that “a lot of my life’s work has been helping kids get into these technical colleges....]]>
NY Makes College Tuition Free for Middle Class - Initiative Is Part of $153 Billion State Spending Package http://ccweek.com/article-5555-ny-makes-college-tuition-free-for-middle-class.html NY Makes College Tuition Free for Middle Class - Initiative Is Part of $153 Billion State Spending Package
The plan crafted by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo will apply to any New York student whose family has an annual income of $125,000 or less. To qualify the student would have to meet certain class load and grade point average restrictions, and room and board would not be covered....]]>
Minnesota House Advances $3.2 Billion Higher Ed Plan - Spending Plan Would Freeze Tuition for Two-Year, Technical Colleges http://ccweek.com/article-5560-minnesota-house-advances-%252432-billion-higher-ed-plan.html Minnesota House Advances $3.2 Billion Higher Ed Plan - Spending Plan Would Freeze Tuition for Two-Year, Technical Colleges
The bill passed in the Republican-controlled House by a vote of 77-53. Republicans said their bill helps students with rising educational costs through funding student debt counseling and a loan forgiveness program for agricultural, aviation and teaching jobs in rural Minnesota....]]>
Idaho House OKs College Funding Amid Division - Despite Squabbling, Community Colleges Get 6.7 Percent Funding Increase http://ccweek.com/article-5544-idaho-house-oks-college-funding-amid-division.html Idaho House OKs College Funding Amid Division - Despite Squabbling, Community Colleges Get 6.7 Percent Funding Increase
Earlier this year, state budget writers settled on allocating the state’s three community colleges nearly $40 million, or a 6.7 percent funding boost for next fiscal year. Budget bills seldom change once making it out of the appropriations committee, but they still need the approval of the full House and Senate....]]>
Kan. Education Chief Presses for Restored Funding - State Cut Higher Education Spending by $30M Last Year http://ccweek.com/article-5523-kan-education-chief-presses-for-restored-funding.html Kan. Education Chief Presses for Restored Funding - 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....]]>
Kansas Colleges Want To Attract More In-State Students - Improving Economy Leads to Declining Enrollments http://ccweek.com/article-5524-kansas-colleges-want-to-attract-more-in-state-students.html Kansas Colleges Want To Attract More In-State Students - Improving Economy Leads to Declining Enrollments
Richardson said Regents staff will report back to the board on the task force, which will focus on boosting enrollment among first-generation students....]]>
New Bill Would Extend Calif. Baccalaureate Pilot Program - Proposal Aims To Remove Sunset Provisions Now in Program http://ccweek.com/article-5526-new-bill-would-extend-calif-baccalaureate-pilot-program.html New Bill Would Extend Calif. Baccalaureate Pilot Program - Proposal Aims To Remove Sunset Provisions Now in Program
Senate Bill 769 would expand California’s community college baccalaureate pilot program from 15 to 30 programs and remove the current sunset, scheduled for 2023. State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), introduced the bill to address the state’s workforce needs....]]>