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Opinion: Students must be at the forefront of educational progress in Tennessee
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Mar 18, 7:30 AM: As a result of Gov. Phil Bredesen's and Gov. Bill Haslam’s leadership and the hard work of teachers across the state, students are more prepared today to seamlessly transition from high school to post-secondary success. We can >
Blue ribbon higher ed panel pushes legislation
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Mar 18, 7:28 AM: The Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education hasn’t had a full meeting since December and never met the deadline for their final report. Yet, a number of their proposals were pushed during the 2019 legislative >
University of Montana pushes to expand online education
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Mar 18, 5:55 AM: UM has lost students and faced deep budget reductions since 2011, and across the country, campuses like the Missoula flagship are competing for a pool of high school graduates projected to be flat or shrinking in many states. Many >
‘Where the industry is going’: College of Southern Idaho plans for agriculture program changes
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Mar 15, 6:53 AM: As the agriculture industry evolves and technology advances, the College of Southern Idaho’s agriculture department is revamping some of its offerings in the interests of better preparing students for the workforce.
College Completion Rates Are Up, But The Numbers Will Still Surprise You
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Mar 14, 7:34 AM: Go to college, we tell students. It's a ticket out of poverty; a place to grow and expand; a gateway to a good job. Or perhaps a better job. But just going to college doesn't mean you'll finish. To unlock those benefits — you'll >
Chicago high school does right by their college bound students
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Mar 14, 7:01 AM: It's a stressful time for high school seniors waiting to hear back from colleges and universities. Those already admitted, are trying to figure out whether they will be able to afford the schools that have let them in.
Opinion: Student Loans Change Lives
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Mar 13, 7:42 AM: Students take on massive debt—between $25,000 and $40,000 on average at graduation—to pay for their education. Trailing only mortgages, student loans are now the second-largest form of consumer debt in the U.S. Why do so many >
Opinion: Higher education is more than a degree. It’s about Tennessee’s quality of life
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Mar 13, 7:12 AM: From economic investment to health care savings, higher education can improve Tennessee's quality of life across the board. Legislators take note.
Lawmakers send free community college bill to governor’s desk
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Mar 13, 7:09 AM: Lawmakers completed a bill Thursday morning that seeks to make community college free for in-state students who meet certain requirements.
Tuition assistance, retraining top priorities for Ohio’s new higher-education chief
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Mar 13, 6:01 AM: The new chancellor at the Ohio Department of Higher Education said college affordability and workforce training will remain a focus as the DeWine administration prepares to unveil its budget proposal.
Congress Might Finally Overhaul Higher Education
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Mar 11, 7:51 AM: As the House and Senate prepare for hearings to update the law governing colleges, a new report lays out some guiding principles.
Why College Will Soon Be About Credegrees And Co-Ops
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Mar 11, 7:50 AM: When employers are asked what they want to see most in college grads, the top things they cite are work-related experiences and industry-relevant skills.
Challenged by cost and access, rural Pa. students find tech-based alternative
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Mar 11, 6:38 AM: The two-year regional college differs from typical schools with its "nontraditional delivery system." Instead of having one central campus where all students go, there's a network of satellite classrooms in schools or libraries >
WV Lawmakers send free community college bill to governor’s desk
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Mar 8, 6:48 AM: Senators unanimously voted to confer with a few changes delegates made to Senate Bill 1, a measure that establishes the WV Invests grant program. The grant is a so-called last-dollar-in approach, meaning other forms of scholarship >
One Reason Rural Students Don’t Go To College: Colleges Don’t Go To Them
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Mar 7, 8:25 AM: For urban and suburban students, it's common to have college recruiters visit their schools — maybe they set up a booth in the lunchroom, or talk with students during an English class. But recruiters rarely go to small, rural >
The Stigma of Choosing Trade School Over College
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Mar 7, 8:23 AM: When college is held up as the one, true path to success, parents—especially highly educated ones—may worry when their children opt for vocational school instead.
Black college enrollment down sharply in Illinois
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Mar 7, 8:20 AM: The number of African-American students enrolled at public colleges and universities in Illinois has fallen nearly 26 percent in recent years, while enrollment among other minority groups increased.
Career program gives Nevada adults a chance to finish high school degree, enroll in college
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Mar 7, 8:18 AM: The Nevada Department of Education has started a program that will allow adult learners to complete their high school equivalency and concurrently enroll in college courses.
Higher education officials make a case to lawmakers for college access, affordability
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Mar 6, 8:26 AM: Utah college presidents, higher education leaders and institutional boards of trustees met with lawmakers Monday to make a case for legislative initiatives intended to enhance access to college and help make it more affordable for >
Community college could become free in Michigan: How Whitmer’s plan works
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Mar 6, 8:11 AM: "Michigan was once known for having the best skilled workforce in the nation," Whitmer said. "We're not getting enough students on the path to good-paying jobs. The biggest threat to our state's future and security is failing our >

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