CC Week - Politics and Policy http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-39-1-politics-and-policy.html Wed, 26 Jul 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 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....]]>
Feds: More Than 800 Career Programs Failing Their Grads - Community Colleges Cited as Better Choice than For-Profits http://ccweek.com/article-5488-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
The Education Department issued its first round of data measuring whether graduates of 8,700 career programs earn enough money to repay their student loans. It stems from the Obama administration’s new “gainful employment” rule, which aims to weed out programs that leave students with heavy debt and light income....]]>
Arizona Lawmaker Seeks To Punish Immigrant-Friendly State Colleges - Colleges Granting In-State Tuition To Some Immigrants Would Lose 10% of Funding http://ccweek.com/article-5496-arizona-lawmaker-seeks-to-punish-immigrant-friendly-state-colleges.html Arizona Lawmaker Seeks To Punish Immigrant-Friendly State Colleges - Colleges Granting In-State Tuition To Some Immigrants Would Lose 10% of Funding
Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff said his legislation, House Bill 2119, was prompted by decisions by community colleges and the state university system to offer lower in-state tuition to immigrants granted deferred deportation under an Obama Administration policy....]]>
Bill Designed To Ensure Transfer of College Credit - UConn Rejects 20% of Community College Credits http://ccweek.com/article-5503-bill-designed-to-ensure-transfer-of-college-credit.html Bill Designed To Ensure Transfer of College Credit - UConn Rejects 20% of Community College Credits
The legislation would require officials from UConn and the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education to sit down together and develop easy-to-use uniform “pathways” that would allow students to enroll in courses guaranteed to transfer among all of the state’s public schools....]]>
Kan. Gov. Reiterates Support for Campus Carry - Law Allows Concealed Firearms in Nearly Every College Building http://ccweek.com/article-5463-kan-gov-reiterates-support-for-campus-carry.html Kan. Gov. Reiterates Support for Campus Carry - Law Allows Concealed Firearms in Nearly Every College Building
A law enacted by the GOP controlled Legislature and signed by Brownback in 2013 expanded the rights of gun owners age 21 and older to carry concealed weapons into public buildings. It allowed state universities and community colleges to exempt themselves for four years....]]>
Ark. Gov. Plans Grants for High-Demand Job Training - State Aims To Produce More Graduates, Keep Them In State http://ccweek.com/article-5464-ark-gov-plans-grants-for-high-demand-job-training.html Ark. Gov. Plans Grants for High-Demand Job Training - State Aims To Produce More Graduates, Keep Them In State
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In an effort to produce workers who can either navigate a computer keyboard or wield an acetylene torch, Gov. Asa Hutchinson suggested a way for high school graduates, home-school graduates and non-traditional students to learn skills without paying a dime....]]>
NH Budget Wish List Includes Tuition Freeze http://ccweek.com/article-5442-nh-budget-wish-list-includes-tuition-freeze.html NH Budget Wish List Includes Tuition Freeze
Budget writers heard agency requests as the process of writing the state spending document begins. Republican Gov.- elect Chris Sununu takes office in January and must hand a budget proposal to lawmakers by February. The new budget takes effect July 1....]]>
Bevin, Beshear Argue Ky. College Cuts Before Justices - $17.8 Million at Stake as Governor, Attorney General Face Off Over Funding http://ccweek.com/article-5344-bevin-beshear-argue-ky-college-cuts-before-justices.html Bevin, Beshear Argue Ky. College Cuts Before Justices - $17.8 Million at Stake as Governor, Attorney General Face Off Over Funding
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear both appeared before the state Supreme Court in the first of several likely public showdowns in coming months. At stake is $17....]]>
NH Job Training Initiative Faces Delays - Legislative Commission Has Yet To Approve Pilot Project Funding http://ccweek.com/article-5245-nh-job-training-initiative-faces-delays.html NH Job Training Initiative Faces Delays - 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....]]>
Feds To Fund College Courses for Inmates - Second Chance Pell Grants Intended to Reduce Recidivism http://ccweek.com/article-5233-feds-to-fund-college-courses-for-inmates.html Feds To Fund College Courses for Inmates - Second Chance Pell Grants Intended to Reduce Recidivism
For decades, the federal government has banned the use of Pell Grants funds for such rehabilitation efforts. But the Obama administration has launched the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program as a way to study whether reinstating Pell Grants for prisoners might boost their chances of finding employment....]]>
South Carolina Official Calls for Improvements to adult Education http://ccweek.com/article-5211-south-carolina-official-calls-for-improvements-to-adult-education.html South Carolina Official Calls for Improvements to adult Education
Just 40 percent of South Carolina’s working-age adults — those 25 to 64 years old — have an industry certification or degree beyond high school, ranking the state 40th nationwide. Twelve percent lack even a high school diploma, according to a report released last month by the Lumina Foundation....]]>
Children’s Savings Account Programs Spread in New England - Governments Give Newborns Seed Money To Spend on College http://ccweek.com/article-5176-children%25E2%2580%2599s-savings-account-programs-spread-in-new-england.html Children’s Savings Account Programs Spread in New England - Governments Give Newborns Seed Money To Spend on College
N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is considering a new program to help children save money for college, but the proposal lags years behind other nearby states in timing and target population....]]>