04 octobre 2014

White House Announces Job-Training Grants

HomeVice President Joe Biden and Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, on Monday announced the final installment of $2 billion in competitive grants under the so-called Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Program (TAACCCT). The grants are related to a broader expansion of federal workforce programs. The $450 million will go to roughly 270 community colleges around the country, the White House said in a written statementRead more...

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Federal Audit Urges Steps to Avoid Redundancy in Low-Income Programs

HomeThe U.S. Department of Education is not doing enough to make sure that the programs it runs for low-income students do not end up providing duplicative services, according to a report released this week by the agency’s inspector general. Read more...

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U.S. Audit Faults Education Dept. on Direct Assessment

HomeDegree programs that award students credit by assessing their skills – rather than making them pass courses – have been touted by the Obama administration, members of Congress and many in higher education as a promising new innovation. But the U.S. Department of Education’s Inspector General this week threw some cold water on the enthusiasm for that model, known as direct assessment, criticizing how officials have allowed the first handful of programs of that type to become eligible for federal funding. Read more...

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College Affordability, Upfront

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The Pell Grant program, once a powerful tool for promoting low-income access in higher education, has lost its luster. That’s the conclusion of a new report -- "Beyond Pell: A Next-Generation Design for Federal Financial Aid" -- that was published Thursday by the Education Trust, New America Foundation, and Young Invincibles. Read more...

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Banning Frats?

HomeBy Jake New. This month was not kind to the already-embattled image of the American college fraternity. Wesleyan University announced that its fraternities would have to go coeducational amid a push from students and faculty members who say that fraternities encourage sexism and mistreatment of women. Read more...

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Stable Priorities, Unstable Times

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. As the higher education IT community meets at the annual Educause conference in search the next big thing, a survey shows IT officials still place training and support for faculty, staff and students at the top of their priority lists. Read more...

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Discussing ‘How College Works,’ Chapters 7 and 8

By . Colleges are human institutions, with all the messiness and adaptability that living creatures bring with them. The best colleges realize this and operate accordingly. More...

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4 Years and $2-Billion in Community-College Training Grants, State by State

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The White House on Monday unveiled the winners of the fourth and final round of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants. This year $450-million went to nearly 270 community colleges that volunteered to work with 400 employers to train displaced workers for high-skill, high-wage occupations. More...

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To Help Community Colleges’ Students, Help Their Presidents

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Association of American Colleges and Universities has announced a new project aimed at improving community-college students’ success by better training the colleges’ leaders. The effort, financed with a $290,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation, will include the creation of an online hub to share best practices at community colleges nationwide, among other things. More...

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02 octobre 2014

Furthering your education: in class and online

By Vawn Himmelsback. More and more professionals are upgrading their skills, and their careers, through a mix of classroom and web-based curriculum. These days, professionals are often required to upgrade their skills to stay relevant or advance their career, but for many adults going back to school full-time isn’t an option. More...

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