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Everything ITT students need to know now that the for-profit school has closed
The abrupt closure of ITT Technical Institutes on Tuesday left 35,000 students without degrees that many took on debt to complete. None of the options available to those students are simple and each comes with its own set of drawbacks.
5 points by The Denver Post | Debt School Vocational education High school Higher education Secondary education Vocational school Loan
Editorial: ITT Tech closure strands students
The closure of ITT was handled clumsily, and the government has discouraged many students from attaining a degree        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Bill Clinton President of the United States University United States Higher education For-profit school For-profit universities and colleges College
Program offers those with disabilities an education through college
For Mary Jane Conroy and Maria Rajakovich, being included has meant everything. 
1610 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Allegheny County Pennsylvania Education Pittsburgh Special education High school College Higher education Resource room
State higher education board tweaks process for hiring school presidents
The 13-member Board of Regents on Thursday voted unanimously to decrease the number of regents required to serve on presidential search committees, which previously called for six members. Under the revised rule, committees can have four to six regents.
7 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Higher education College University Head of state Las Vegas Sun Las Vegas Strip Las Vegas metropolitan area Nevada
Employers should focus on qualifications, not college degrees
Arbitrarily making a college degree a condition of job eligibility, when such degree does not even pertain to what the job entails, penalizes both young and old.
1 points by The Denver Post | Academic degree Higher education University Associate's degree Madrasah Degree Old age
Longtime University of Texas at San Antonio president retiring
Under Ricardo Romo's 17-year leadership, the university has expanded its enrollment by 68 percent. Last spring, 26,537 students, 85 percent of them undergraduates, were taking classes.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | University Higher education Texas Postgraduate education University of Texas at San Antonio Chancellor College Doctorate
Primary survey: Dean-Bailey faces challenge by former rep Cady for House seat
Harriet E. CadyParty: RepublicanAge: 73 Town of residence: DeerfieldOccupation: real estate brokerIncumbent? No, served from 2002-2006Do you support . . .Commuter rail funding? No at this time, N.H. has other pressing needs. Providing more state money for higher education? Need to look at how...
3 points by Concord Monitor | Minimum wage Law New Hampshire Higher education Employment Legal and medical status of cannabis United States Constitution Commuter rail
3 education leaders to participate in Kansas State lecture
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Three higher education leaders are participating in a special Landon Lecture panel discussion at Kansas State University. The panel participants are Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., superintendent of West Point Military Academy; David Hall, president of the University of the Virgin Islands; and Bud Peterson, president ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Kansas Franklin D. Roosevelt United States University Higher education Kansas State University Dwight D. Eisenhower Herbert Hoover
Some small Maryland colleges see large enrollment drops over 5 years
Many of Maryland's smallest colleges and universities have seen steadily declining enrollment over the past five years, in some cases by double-digit percentages, straining budgets and prompting layoffs.The declines occurred even as overall enrollment in four-year institutions in the state swelled,...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | College University System of Maryland Johns Hopkins University Baltimore Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools University Maryland Higher education
ITT Tech shuts down campuses, including two in Maryland
Two ITT Technical Institute campuses in Maryland are among more than 130 that were shut down nationwide by ITT Educational Services on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Education prohibited it last month from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.The decision ended the fall quarter...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | For-profit universities and colleges United States Department of Education Vocational education Education Higher education United States University ITT Technical Institute
Students responsible for their own debt
Letters to the editor
7 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | High school College Higher education Education Secondary education Donald Trump Secondary school Debt
What's next for students after ITT closes?
ITT Technical Institute has announced it will shut down all campuses, including five in Michigan.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | University Education Vocational education ITT Technical Institute ITT Corporation Higher education Carmel Indiana Student
Study mischaracterized success of Michigan colleges
A recent report ignores swaths of the student population when figuring graduation rates and cuts in state funding.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | University Higher education Public university College Student Education University of Virginia Graduation
Highlands using historic building for new media, tech center
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - Highlands University is using a historic Las Vegas landmark for its Media Arts and Technology Department. The northern New Mexico school is set next week to publicly unveil the transformed 21,000-square-foot Trolley Building a month after classes started. Officials say the revamped building includes 3-D ...
6 points by The Washington Times | New Mexico United States English-language films Las Vegas New Mexico Photography Higher education Gothic architecture Sean Astin
State university faculty union voting on whether to strike
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 state universities are voting on whether to authorize a strike. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties announced the vote last month. The faculty vote began Wednesday and is scheduled to end on Friday. Coaches belonging to the union are ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Pennsylvania College Trade union University Higher education Jon Stewart Strike action Madrasah
10 feelings everyone waiting for admissions decisions is feeling right now
#fingerscrossed       
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Bill would give Nevada community colleges a greater voice
In a bill spanning nearly 300 pages, a Nevada Assemblyman this week laid out his plans for giving community colleges a greater voice.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Nevada Community college College Nevada System of Higher Education Higher education United States Legislature
So your college application was rejected – now what?
7 tips for dealing with college rejection       
-1 points by USA Today | College High school Higher education Associate's degree Secondary school Community college University Adult education
DeVos: Community colleges key for growth
DeVos said community colleges cost less, are flexible and equip job seekers with the skills that the economy needs        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Higher education University United States Senate College Community college Economics Vocational education Confirmation
Second Women in Industry conference sells out
[...] Women in Industry conference sells out The CCPI hopes to encourage women of all ages and educational statuses to pursue a career in the region, including high school students, undergrads, graduates and veterans. According to a 2016 report by IHS Global Inc., women make up only 17 percent of total employment in the oil and natural gas and petrochemical industry, while other minorities like black and Hispanic individuals vary in low percentages as well.
1 points by The Houston Chronicle | College Associate's degree Community college Standard Oil Petroleum Junior college Higher education United States
More students turn to GoFundMe to raise money for college costs
College isn't cheap, and more students are turning to GoFundMe online fundraising campaigns to raise money for college costs. In Illinois, about $2.6 million has been raised since 2014 from nearly 5,300 campaigns to assist with tuition, housing and other higher education expenses, according to ...
51 points by Chicago Tribune | University Education finance Education Student Debt Political campaign Higher education Want
Community College of Philadelphia accuses union of calling for 'partial strike'

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | College Unfair labor practice The Faculty Higher education National Labor Relations Board University United States High school
Compton Community College regains local control after years of oversight
Essential Education: Are L.A. schools doing their share to curb bullying? Feb. 14, 2017, 9:08 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: The Los Angeles Unified School Board is meeting today. On the agenda: a $21.5-million expenditure...
1340 points by Los Angeles Times | California Community Colleges System College Community college Compton California Trustee Historically black colleges and universities Higher education University
Ohio colleges should update their teacher prep curriculum to include opioid education, chancellor says
Ohio colleges should train teachers to educate students about opioids and addiction, the chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education has ordered. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Ohio colleges should train teachers to educate students about opioids and addiction, the chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education has ordered. John Carey issued a proposed action "recommending that all state-assisted institutions of higher education update the teacher preparation curriculum for all content areas and grade levels so that teachers graduating ...have all the necessary information to educate students about the consequences of opiate and other substance abuse as well as the resources available to help fight the opiate epidemic." Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Friday said schools should report what they teach students about drugs to the Ohio Department of Education. The recommendation was one of 15 to improve drug use prevention education made in a report released by DeWine. Carey's action cited the increase of opiate addiction in Ohio and how the state "has taken one of the nation's most aggressive and comprehensive approaches to fight opiate addiction and drug overdoses shutting down pill mills, cracking down on traffickers and working with the medical community to institute prescribing guidelines and preventing doctor shopping." Gov. John Kasich asked cabinet members to assist in the fight and since teachers interact with children, "teacher preparation programs provide an opportunity to instruct and inform Ohio's future teachers about how to educate their students about both prevention and the consequences of opiate and other substance abuse." Carey has the ability under state law to recommend programs. He recommends colleges: 1. Update their teacher preparation curriculum. 2. Ensure that the update applies to all content areas and all grade levels. 3. Provide information about resources available to help fight opiate and other substance abuse. 4. Begin offering the new curriculum this fall.
17 points by The Plain Dealer | Education Teacher Drug addiction School Higher education History of education Gymnasium Curriculum
Spokane economy on an upswing after Great Recession
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane was slow to recover from the Great Recession, but its economy is making up for lost ground. More than 20,000 new jobs have been created in Spokane County since 2010. A majority of those jobs pay more than the average wage for the county, which ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Economics terminology Spokane Washington Late-2000s recession The Spokesman-Review Great Depression Business cycle Washington Higher education
Check out our advanced placement guide -- what you need to know about the tests
Essential Education: Betsy DeVos ends her first week surrounded by protesters at a D.C. public school Feb. 13, 2017, 6:17 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: It's the end of Betsy DeVos' first work week on the new job, and...
5499 points by Los Angeles Times | High school College Advanced Placement Education Education in the United States Secondary education Higher education Secondary school
The most competitive colleges in the U.S.
Niche recently compiled 2017's hardest colleges to get into. Using data from the U.S department of Education, Niche was able to craft a list of 100 hyper-competitive colleges. This data can help students see which colleges they have the best chance at, even if it's a long shot.
25 points by The Houston Chronicle | University High school College New South Wales School Higher education Secondary education Princeton University
Mixed reactions among educators regarding governor’s budget
Many in the New Hampshire education world met Gov. Chris Sununu’s budget proposal this week with mixed reactions, calling some items – like targeted funds for full-day kindergarten – encouraging, but not quite what they had hoped for.“There are certainly some items that seem quite positive, includin...
18 points by Concord Monitor | High school Higher education New Hampshire College Community college School United States Bill Clinton
Board chair Neset reappointed to higher education group
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The current head of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education has been reappointed to a second four-year term. Kathleen Neset was among three people chosen by a nominating committee to be interviewed for the seat. She was first appointed to the board in June 2012 ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | North Dakota Higher education University College Bismarck North Dakota Gymnasium Dakota Territory U.S. state
Chicago State University reopens after heating problems
Chicago State University resumed classes Thursday afternoon after school leaders initially canceled school for the day because of heating problems. Leaders of the Far South Side school sent out an emergency alert late Wednesday saying the campus would be shut down all day Thursday. The short message...
27 points by Chicago Tribune | Illinois University Chicago College Chicago State University Higher education Northeastern Illinois University The Summit League
Parents should talk with their children early about post-graduation plans
There is a mountain of information available to students as they make plans for after high school.
5 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | High school College Secondary school Higher education University Education School types Student
Facing State System review, Cal U will turn to past strengths as it moves forward
California University of Pennsylvania today said it will boost its emphasis on science and technology, becoming at least the second of Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities to announce strategic moves amid a State System of Higher Education review that could portend restructuring those campuses.
1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | University Higher education Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools College Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Pennsylvania Technology Science
Ohio colleges among most expensive in U.S.; coalition calls for schools, lawmakers to step up
College remains unaffordable for many Ohioans and lawmakers and colleges must take steps to help people obtain a degree, certificate or other postsecondary credential, education officials said Thursday. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Ohio has some of the most unaffordable colleges in the United States, and a coalition of school officials is calling on lawmakers and universities to make education more affordable. The Higher Education Compact and Philanthropy Ohio held a press conference in Columbus featuring public policy officials, professors and representatives from education organizations in Cleveland, Akron, Dayton and Cincinnati. The compact is a collaborative partnership of the city of Cleveland, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, 17 colleges and universities, and more than 50 community organizations. The partners released a policy paper on college affordability. See the report below or click here if on a mobile device. Two-thirds of Ohio's jobs will require post-secondary credentials by 2020, according to the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, but the Lumina Foundation reports that only 43.2 percent of working-age Ohio adults have a post-secondary degree or certificate, leaving a significant skills gap, officials said. The cost of college keeps many students from lower-income backgrounds from seeking education beyond high school, officials said. They said Ohio ranks 45th out of 50 states related to college affordability because: The state underinvests in higher education, allocating 7 percent of state and federal expenditures toward higher education, as compared to an average of 10 percent in other states. Ohio's public colleges compensated for the reduced state funding by increasing tuition. From 1996 to 2006, four-year universities increased tuition by 9 percent annually, resulting in a 2006 tuition rate that was 47 percent higher than the national average. Colleges have had a state-imposed tuition freeze the last two years. Need-based financial aid, through the Ohio College Opportunity Grant, was reduced from $223 million in 2007-08 to $69 million in 2011-12.   The educators are asking lawmakers to: Increase need-based grant dollars over the next four years to $223 million. Proposed funding for each of the next two fiscal years is around $100 million. Tie any new increase in grant dollars to completion-based incentives that encourage students to graduate in four years. Create and fund a new financial aid program for "cost of attendance" expenses, such as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses. Work with colleges to advocate for federal financial assistance programs and tax incentives for students pursuing any credential with workplace value, including and especially short-term certificates. Work with the Governor's Executive Workforce Board to design and implement an employer-based incentive pilot program to incentivize employers to assist their employees financially in earning postsecondary credentials. The educators are asking colleges to: Urge institutions to create embedded short-term and one-year certificates within associate and bachelor's degrees. Establish "transfer centers" on community college campuses to help ensure seamless transition to a university. Continue and expand partnerships with community colleges to increase the number of students participating in 2+2 pathways and to create "academies" whereby students can enroll at a community college while simultaneously being admitted to a four-year institution. Experiment with "free to finish" programs for students who are in good standing and have degree work appropriate for in-demand workforce areas. Establish college-sponsored "emergency funds" that can be accessed by students to address financial barriers that keep them from finishing school. Ensure that students who transfer have access to the same financial aid opportunities as students who directly enroll as freshmen. // DV.load("https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3457542-Embargoed-Copy-College-Affordability-2-1lr.js", { width: 600, height: 800, sidebar: false, container: "#DV-viewer-3457542-Embargoed-Copy-College-Affordability-2-1lr" }); // ]]>
206 points by The Plain Dealer | Higher education College High school University Education Madrasah Secondary education Akron Ohio
3 things to watch for on Legislative Session Day 4
It’s the fourth day of the 2017 Legislative Session. The third day was relatively calm, but Day 4 won’t be. Here’s what to watch for.
8 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | High school Education Higher education School College Investment Vocational school Government
Texas colleges and their most respected degree programs
With mailboxes packed with letters of college acceptance, future college students around the state of Texas are thinking more closely about what they might want to study.
31 points by The Houston Chronicle | University Higher education Academic degree Associate's degree Madrasah High school Faculty Bachelor's degree
Library closed due to Illinois budget woes to reopen
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Community College Board money will reopen an East St. Louis library that was closed due to the state's lack of a budget. The Belleville News Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/2jZlWOB ) that the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus' library shelves were closed for the ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Illinois Metro-East Higher education Belleville Illinois St. Clair County Illinois St. Louis Missouri Mississippi River Greater St. Louis
Illinois program promotes diversity in advanced classes
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is publicizing a program designed to make it easier for low-income and minority students to find seats in advanced-placement classes in high school. The Republican and his education adviser - Beth Purvis - spoke with Belleville West High School students Tuesday about ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | High school College Secondary education Education Grammar school Higher education Vocational school School
Local schools pleased - mostly - with Wolf's budget proposal

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Pennsylvania Philadelphia High school Education University of Pennsylvania Higher education State Harrisburg Pennsylvania
WSU: Snyder budget knocks us for doing research
Wayne State University comes up near bottom funding increase again in Gov. Rick Snyder proposal        
21 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan University Michigan State University Wayne State University North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher education Public university Detroit
Gov. Wolf's proposed budget eliminates funding for Penn's vet school

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Pennsylvania Higher education College Veterinary medicine State Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools University Veterans Stadium
Higher education gets little in Wolf's budget; $100 million more proposed for K-12
Gov. Tom Wolf today proposed no dollar increase in next year's state budget for the four state-related universities, or for Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges, but a 2 percent or nearly $9 million boost  for the 14-state-owned universities.
25 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Pennsylvania Higher education College School Pennsylvania State University Education Community college Commonwealth System of Higher Education
Walker budget: 5 percent University of Wisconsin tuition cut
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The budget plan Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday would cut University of Wisconsin tuition by 5 percent at all campuses, allow students to opt out of paying some fees and grant the university's request for millions in additional state aid. The two-year spending plan marks an ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | University Party leaders of the United States Senate Higher education Student The Final Opt out Veto University of Virginia
Arkansas House panel rejects defunding 'sanctuary campuses'
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas House panel has rejected an effort to cut off state funding to colleges and universities that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The House Education Committee on Tuesday rejected by a voice vote Republican Rep. Brandt Smith's proposal that would block funding to ...
3 points by The Washington Times | Higher education University Arkansas Louisiana Washington D.C. College U.S. state Education
Immigrant students seek access to state financial aid
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — College students without legal immigration status are asking Connecticut lawmakers to give them access to some financial aid.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Education Higher education Connecticut
Saint Joseph's College say financial woes led to suspension
RENSSELAER, Ind. (AP) - A St. Joseph's College official says the decision to temporarily suspend operations came after a long-running pool of debt, the risk of losing accreditation and increased pressure from auditors that could've affected student loans. School officials announced Friday that the college would suspend all activities on ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Board of directors Debt Saint Joseph Jesus Genealogy of Jesus Higher education
San Francisco announces free community college for all residents
For all residents, regardless of income. “Even the children of the founders of Facebook,”       
80560 points by USA Today | Higher education San Francisco College United States Education Barry Bonds San Francisco Chronicle Herb Caen
Gov. Rick Snyder recommends increase for Michigan universities
The budget recommends a 2.5% increase for Michigan universities and caps tuition increases at 3.8% or $475 per student.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Higher education North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Education Michigan State University Wayne State University American Association of State Colleges and Universities University
4 West Virginia scientists to discuss impacts of research
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Four scientists from state colleges and universities plan to discuss the economic and community impact of research programs at a forum at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston. The Tuesday event by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission's Division of Science ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | West Virginia Charleston West Virginia Nevada Higher education Virginia Research Kanawha County West Virginia Science
Educators to discuss making college transfers easier
VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) - Higher education officials from across Kentucky are meeting in Versailles to discuss making transfer options between community colleges and universities easier for students. A statement from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System says it is working with the Council on Postsecondary Education to bring together ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Higher education University College Education Madrasah Community college Vocational education Secondary education
Virginia college enrollment fall raises perplexing question
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia higher education officials are trying to figure out why 1.5 percent fewer students enrolled the state's public and private colleges and universities this academic year, even though there was an increase in the pool of high school seniors who could have filled those seats. The ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | College Higher education Virginia University Community college United States Richmond Virginia Secondary education