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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
High Court asks authorities why they should not cancel JSC, equivalent tests
The High Court has asked the authorities why the order introducing Junior School Certificate and its equivalent examinations six years ago should not be declared to have been issued beyond their jurisdiction.
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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
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
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
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
‘It’s weird separating girls & boys’: Sweden to ban single-sex school classrooms
The Swedish government is proposing a ban on single-sex classrooms across all subjects as part of a definitive measure to guarantee equality of education for all Swedish citizens. Read Full Article at RT.com
2311 points by Russia Today | Education School Teacher Physical education Classroom Madrasah High school Segregation
ABA puts Charlotte School of Law on probation
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The association that accredits law schools has put the for-profit Charlotte School of Law on probation as it seeks reports on its admission practices and other information. Multiple media outlets report the American Bar Association put the school on probation this week. Among the ABA's requirements ...
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Mississippi wants former college students to finish degrees
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Leaders of Mississippi's universities and community colleges are announcing a plan to encourage people to complete college degrees. The Complete 2 Compete program aims at people who started college but never earned a degree or certificate. Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday at a College Board meeting ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | University Higher education Academic degree Associate's degree College Mississippi Madrasah Diploma
Gilbert, Ross each donate $5M to WSU Law
The duo give the money to honor departing dean        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Wayne State University Michigan State University Detroit Wayne State University Law School Madrasah Education Michigan Metro Detroit
Gilbert, Ross each donate $5 million to Wayne State Law
The duo give the money to honor departing dean        
1188 points by Detroit Free Press | Wayne State University Michigan State University Detroit Wayne State University Law School Madrasah Education Michigan Metro Detroit
Federal trademark office delays action amid ongoing law school spat
The downtown law school known for most of its existence as the South Texas College of Law has hit another snag in its rebranding effort.
6 points by The Houston Chronicle | New York City Common law Universities and colleges in Texas Law School High school Institution Madrasah