30 août 2016

Helping college-bound Native Americans beat the odds

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Native American students make up only 1.1 percent of the nation's high school population. And in college, the number is even smaller. More than any other ethnic or racial group, they're the least likely to have access to college prep or advanced placement courses. More...

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Living in a university town

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. State high school basketball tournaments were the most thrilling adventure, the Bearcats frequently in the running for the state championship. An occasional speech and drama tournament added to our love for this super university town. More...

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Workforce development programs not meeting employee expectations

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Learning and development is under fire this week, as Spherion Staffing released its 2016 Emerging Workforce Study (EWS). The survey indicates that while corporate spending is up for workforce training by as much as 50%, many employees are still not getting the right training to help them stay competent in their roles. More...

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Community college offers no textbook classes

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Going to college just got a little bit less expensive for students at Wytheville Community College (WCC). WCC now offers students significant savings by providing classes this fall that do not require them to buy books or supplemental course materials. More...

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To get to Harvard, go to Haiti?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. This summer, as last, Dylan Hernandez, 17, noticed a theme on the social media accounts of fellow students at his private Catholic high school in Flint, Mich. More...

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For-profit college fights ED on blocking conversion to a nonprofit

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The Center for Excellence in Higher Education, a Utah-based chain of career colleges, is demanding the Department of Education reconsider its request to become a nonprofit under the federal financial aid program, accusing the agency of disregarding legal precedent to advance a political agenda. More...

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Jamaican government removing barriers to higher ed

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, says the government, through the ministry, is working to eliminate barriers which continue to prevent qualified students from matriculating in tertiary institutions. More...

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Overdue campaign against college overspending

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. The Commission on Higher Education might have lost the battle over the expansion of Coastal Carolina University’s football stadium, but it isn’t giving up on its campaign against higher ed overspending. More...

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One college bets big on 529 college savings

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Every dollar saved for college reduces the amount you'll need to borrow — and at one college, those savings will soon net extra scholarship money. More...

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Three college bond measures focus on vets

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. With an eye on supporting veterans getting back into the civilian workforce, three community college districts will ask voters in November to approve facilities bond measures that total $1.2 billion. More...

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