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More colleges and universities are canceling classes due to COVID-19. Most are keeping dorms and dining halls open, but a growing number have asked students to pack up and leave campus indefinitely.
The education secretary says many students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges don’t deserve full relief from their loans. Department memos show career staff arguing the opposite.
The idea of tuition-free college isn’t a new concept for some schools. Two colleges in Kentucky have been making it work for years.
Researchers at Ohio University will receive $3.2 million to study a new approach to professional development for teachers. The effort is meant to make teachers better equipped to meet the needs of students with emotional or behavioral issues. Researcher Julie Owens says teachers face a lot of stress in the classroom, which can make it difficult… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – An education plan under development in West Virginia aims to have some students graduate with simultaneous degrees from high school and community college. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Kanawha County school system counseling and testing director Jon Duffy says the plan would allow students to attend a community college for free during… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The number of Kentucky college and university students receiving undergraduate degrees and certificates is continuing to climb, but preliminary enrollment figures are falling. The state Council on Postsecondary Education said Monday the continuing increase in degrees and credentials despite enrollment challenges indicates a strong commitment on Kentucky campuses to college completion…. Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Council on Postsecondary Education says the public launch of a comprehensive data center will enable Kentuckians to track progress in the state’s higher education system. Officials say the CPE data center features 17 interactive tools that track campus and state progress on key metrics. The information is available at http://cpe.ky.gov/data/ They… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials are preparing to launch a program that aims to increase the number of students seeking higher education after high school. The Council on Postsecondary Education says in a statement that the statewide launch of Gear Up Kentucky is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Eastern Kentucky University. Initially, 12… Read More
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) – Eligible West Virginia students could receive free tuition at Bluefield State College this fall. News outlets report the college announced Tuesday that over a dozen programs classified as “high-skilled, high-demand” would begin offering free tuition. Qualifying students can be incoming, current or transferring state residents that are Pell grant eligible and… Read More
ROANOKE, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia students participating in a new program for free tuition at public community colleges will have to pass a drug test that includes marijuana. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the board of the West Virginia Community and Technical College System listened to a presentation on Thursday from a consultant helping launch… Read More