Colorado expert hired as New Mexico education adviserDecember 1, 2022 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has hired an expert from Colorado to serve as her education policy adviser as the state struggles to reverse a long-term trend in which the majority of public school students fall short of reading and math standards.
Teachers, lecturers join postal workers in UK strike actionNovember 24, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Most schools in Scotland were closed Thursday as thousands of teachers walked off the job, joining scores of postal workers and university lecturers across the U.K. in industrial action to demand better pay and working conditions to cope with the country's cost-of-living crisis.
Higher ed initiative aims to improve college readinessNovember 16, 2022 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new initiative seeks to improve college readiness outcomes for Kentucky students following enrollment declines in higher education during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.
Berea College selects first woman to lead schoolNovember 12, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ky. (AP) — Berea College on Saturday selected its next president, who will become the first woman to lead the Kentucky school in its 167-year history.
Cheryl L. Nixon received unanimous support from the school's Board of Trustees.
Mississippi sees slight decline in university enrollmentNovember 3, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Enrollment at Mississippi's public universities declined slightly over the past year, reflecting a nationwide trend.
Data released Wednesday by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning shows 75,755 students are enrolled at public universities in the state this fall, compared to 76,510 students enrolled in fall 2021.
Affirmative action in jeopardy after justices raise doubtsOctober 31, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The survival of affirmative action in higher education appeared to be in serious trouble Monday at a conservative-dominated Supreme Court after hours of debate over vexing questions of race.
Justices’ past affirmative action views, in their own wordsOctober 31, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court that is the most diverse in history will hear two cases Monday challenging the use of affirmative action in higher education.
From Bakke to Fisher, evolution of affirmative action casesOctober 30, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up the issue of affirmative action again Monday — the second time in six years — but with the conservative majority now generally expected to end the use of race in higher education admissions.
UofSC chooses sculptor for desegregation monumentOctober 15, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina has hired internationally acclaimed sculptor Basil Watson to cast a bronze statue inspired by the first Black students admitted to the university since Reconstruction.
AG is among 4 finalists for Northern New Mexico College postOctober 9, 2022 GMT
ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is one of four finalists being considered for president of Northern New Mexico College, according to media reports. Balderas is leaving office at the end of this year.
Arizona weighing in-state tuition rate for some non-citizensOctober 6, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters this November will decide whether to allow students regardless of their immigration status to obtain financial aid and cheaper in-state tuition at state universities and community colleges.
Plan aims to help more Kentucky adults attend collegeOctober 4, 2022 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has released a statewide plan aimed at removing barriers preventing adults from returning to college or enrolling for the first time.
Lawsuit: Florida discriminates against Florida A&MSeptember 22, 2022 GMT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A group of Florida A&M University students sued the state's university system Thursday claiming the historically Black university is underfunded and subject of discriminatory practices compared to other state institutions.
Notre Dame of Maryland to go coeducational next yearSeptember 14, 2022 GMT
BALTIMORE (AP) — Notre Dame of Maryland University, the nation's first Catholic college to award a four-year degree to women, announced Tuesday that it will admit men to its traditional undergraduate program starting next fall.
UN: Education for refugees very limited compared to hostsSeptember 14, 2022 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency said in a new report Tuesday that access to education for refugees remains very limited compared to their counterparts in host countries and called for all youngsters forced to flee their countries to have access to quality schooling.
What’s a Pell grant? How it affects student loan forgivenessAugust 25, 2022 GMT
New York (AP) — President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness program announced on Wednesday aims to provide $10,000 in student debt cancellation for millions of Americans.
But for federal Pell grant recipients, that amount is even higher: $20,000
Kentucky college graduation rates climbing, council reportsAugust 22, 2022 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — College graduation rates are continuing to climb in Kentucky, although undergraduate enrollment has fallen, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education said in a report.
Graduation rates increased 1.8 percentage points at public universities and 4.1 points in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, the 2022 Progress Report said.
Stockton University president leaving office next yearJuly 20, 2022 GMT
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Harvey Kesselman, a member of Stockton University's inaugural graduating class who went on to serve as the school's president for the past seven years, announced Wednesday that he will be stepping down next year.
3 WVa colleges receiving $650,000 in pandemic relief fundsJuly 20, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three higher education institutions in West Virginia are receiving a total of more than $650,000 from federal funds to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding goes to the New River Community and Technical College, Alderson Broaddus University and Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, U.S.
New Vermont university unifying 3 schools gets accreditationJuly 12, 2022 GMT
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The newly established Vermont State University unifying three state schools has received accreditation from the New England Commission of Higher Education, the Vermont State College System announced Tuesday.
New cohort of 27 chosen for WVa teaching scholarshipsJuly 5, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new group of high school graduates planning to become teachers will receive a West Virginia scholarship worth up to $40,000 over four years, officials said.
A total of 27 seniors were chosen for the third cohort of Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars, according to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.
Vaccine no longer mandated for Nevada university employeesJuly 1, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Board of Regents will no longer require staff at the state's public universities and colleges be vaccinated for COVID-19.
A majority of the regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education voted Thursday to rescind an employee vaccine mandate.
Is ‘learn now, pay later’ just another student debt trapJune 23, 2022 GMT
The “ buy now, pay later ” transaction is simple: Shoppers are offered an installment loan at the point of purchase, spreading the cost of the product across several payments.
Youngkin touts achievements during ceremonial budget signingJune 21, 2022 GMT
GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Tuesday touted his administration's accomplishments during his first five months in office at a ceremonial budget-signing event that seemed more like a high-energy campaign rally than a routine bill-signing ceremony.
Board: No tuition increases at community, technical collegesJune 20, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — Students attending Tennessee's public community colleges and applied technology colleges will not face a tuition or fee increase for the upcoming academic year, officials said.
Georgetown dad acquitted in final college bribery scam trialJune 16, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A father was acquitted Thursday of charges that he paid off a Georgetown University tennis coach to get his daughter into the school in the final trial linked to the explosive college admissions bribery scandal.
Title IX timeline: 50 years of halting progress across U.S.June 13, 2022 GMT
A timeline of key events before, during and after the 1972 passage of the landmark U.S. law known as Title IX:
1836: Georgia Female College is the first women's college to open in the U.S.
Just 53% of Indiana high school grads went to college in ’20June 11, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The pandemic caused the percentage of Indiana high school graduates pursuing college or other post-secondary training to fall by six percentage points, to 53%, in 2020, the state's Commission for Higher Education said.
Former Corinthian students get federal student debt erasedJune 1, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of students who attended the for-profit Corinthian Colleges chain will automatically get their federal student loans canceled, the Biden administration announced Wednesday, a move that aims to bring closure to one of the most notorious cases of fraud in American higher education.
North Dakota public universities go ‘test optional’May 27, 2022 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s public universities will no longer require applicants supply ACT or SAT test scores.
The Bismarck Tribune reported Friday that the North Dakota Board of Higher Education has voted to permanently drop the requirements beginning with applicants for the fall 2023 semester.
State: Only 52% of ’21 Tennessee grads went right to collegeMay 26, 2022 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state report says nearly half of Tennessee public high school seniors in the class of 2021 did not attend college or technical school right after graduating.
Tennessee panel vote ensures no higher ed tuition increasesMay 21, 2022 GMT
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee higher education panel has voted to ensure that there will be no tuition increases at the state’s public universities, community colleges and technical schools.
Samford University alum leaves record $100M giftMay 13, 2022 GMT
An alumnus of Samford University in Alabama has given the school the largest gift in its history, including $95 million for scholarships.
Marvin Mann, who died at his Cary, North Carolina, home in March, left Samford a $100 million gift, the school said in a statement on Thursday.
WVa higher ed board OKs nursing programs at 2 universitiesMay 12, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia higher education governing board approved nursing degree programs at two universities Thursday.
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission gave the nod to bachelor of science in nursing programs at Concord and Glenville State.
Ohio names former college leader next state superintendentMay 10, 2022 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former teacher, district superintendent and higher education leader was named Ohio's new state superintendent on Tuesday.
Stephen Dackin is a former vice president of the Ohio State Board of Education, which voted 14-4 with one abstention to approve his hiring to oversee public K-12 education in the state.
Stanford gets $1B for climate change school from John DoerrMay 4, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Stanford University will launch a new school focusing on climate change thanks to a $1.1 billion gift from billionaire venture capitalist John Doerr and his wife, Ann, the university announced Tuesday.
Michigan Senate OKs new scholarships, boosts college fundingMay 3, 2022 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a spending bill that would fund new college scholarship program for high school graduates and increase operations funding for state universities by 11% overall.
Northern Arizona to offer free tuition to some studentsApril 29, 2022 GMT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona University plans to offer free tuition to Arizona residents from households with annual incomes not exceeding $65,000 and who meet the university's admission requirements.
Medical doctor chosen to lead Connecticut community collegesApril 27, 2022 GMT
MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A medical doctor and community college administrator in Minnesota was named Wednesday to lead the planned merged community college system in Connecticut.
The state Board of Regents for Higher Education appointed Dr.
JD Vance paid $70K by colleges he bashes as Senate candidateApril 21, 2022 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Before Republican JD Vance began targeting universities as the enemy of the conservative movement, the Donald Trump-endorsed U.S.
2 schools, 6 sets of sports teams: NCAA gives OK to mergerApril 20, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sports teams at six state-owned Pennsylvania universities will still compete against each other despite merging into two umbrella institutions, the State System of Higher Education announced Wednesday.
Millennial Money: Skipped college in 2021? Enroll this fallApril 19, 2022 GMT
The pandemic upended what it meant to be a college student as newfound barriers to learning cropped up in spring 2020: In-person classes were forced online, family obligations became more pronounced and economic difficulties spread.
Louisiana House panel advances budget; debate set ThursdayApril 18, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana House panel advanced a proposed state operating budget Monday that includes $148 million for pay raises for teachers and school support staff and $104 million for increases for higher education, but strips a proposed $100-per-month increase in state supplemental pay for local police and firefighters.
Board passes 4th year of state universities’ tuition freezeApril 14, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Students at Pennsylvania's state-owned universities won't see tuition increase next year under a unanimous vote Thursday by the the system's board.
The State System of Higher Education's Board of Governors passed what will be the fourth year of flat tuition, as the struggling system hopes the Legislature will approve hundreds of millions in additional funding in the 2022-23 state budget.
Beshear: Budget fails to ‘meet the moment’ on school fundingApril 11, 2022 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After scrutinizing the Republican legislature's budget work, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear's biggest complaints Monday were about K-12 education funding, saying lawmakers failed to “meet the moment” during a time of unprecedented revenue surpluses.
New interim chancellor named at UW-WhitewaterApril 4, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has a new interim chancellor.
UW-Whitewater Provost John Chenoweth will take over the position from Jim Henderson, who resigned unexpectedly on Monday.
Unemployment rates increase demand for college studentsApril 3, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin college students and recent graduates are in high demand as state and national unemployment rates continue to drop, according to higher education career placement workers.
Nevada regents OK departure of higher education chancellorApril 2, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Board of Regents for Nevada's state universities and colleges has accepted the resignation of Higher Education Chancellor Melody Rose under a severance agreement less than two years into her four-year contract.
New leader picked at North Dakota State College of ScienceApril 2, 2022 GMT
WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota State College of Science has a new president.
The state Board of Higher Education unanimously selected Rod Flanigan as the 10th president of the two-year Wahpeton college.
South Dakota Board of Regents freezes university tuitionMarch 30, 2022 GMT
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Board of Regents on Wednesday agreed to freeze tuition at the state's six public universities.
The move comes after lawmakers increased base funding for the university system by more than $8.6 million in the session that ended earlier this month.
Colorado lawmakers tackle budget; crime, climate top issuesMarch 30, 2022 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers this week are debating a proposed $36.4 billion state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 with increased spending on public safety, climate change and education.
UMass gets $330,000 to expand free early college programMarch 30, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts has received a $330,000 grant to launch a pilot program that will eventually give thousands of high school students the chance to save money on their college education by providing a free one-year head start on earning a degree, officials said Wednesday.
Louisiana revamping remedial classes for college studentsMarch 26, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s public colleges and universities are revamping classes for students who aren’t prepared for college English or math.
Instead of taking noncredit courses with short class sessions, those students will attend longer sessions that move through the semester from makeup material to college-level work.
Why ‘free college’ programs don’t always deliver on promiseMarch 25, 2022 GMT
Millionaire philanthropist Pete Kadens is trying to do what President Biden hasn’t been able to get done.
Kadens has created two college-scholarship programs — Hope Toledo, in his Ohio hometown, and Hope Chicago, which he co-founded with investment-management executive Ted Koenig and launched in September in the city where he ran several businesses.
Taliban break promise on higher education for Afghan girlsMarch 24, 2022 GMT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban rulers unexpectedly decided against reopening schools Wednesday to girls above the sixth grade, reneging on a promise and opting to appease their hard-line base at the expense of further alienating the international community.
Senate OKs Idaho higher education budget of $643MMarch 21, 2022 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The $643 million budget for Idaho’s colleges and universities headed to the governor on Monday.
The Senate voted 30-5 to approve the budget for Boise State University, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College and the University of Idaho.
Schwaig named president of Kennesaw State UniversityMarch 16, 2022 GMT
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Kennesaw State University's interim president has been permanently named to the post.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on Tuesday named Kathy Schwaig to replace Pamela Whitten who resigned in April to become president of Indiana University.
Ivy Tech executive to be next Indiana higher education chiefMarch 13, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state commission that coordinates Indiana’s public postsecondary education system will soon have a new leader.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education voted unanimously Thursday to hire Ivy Tech Community College executive Chris Lowery as the state’s seventh commissioner for higher education.
State Higher Education Commission seeks student memberMarch 12, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is seeking applicants for a student member by April 1.
The student member is a full voting member of the 14-member coordinating body for the state’s public postsecondary education system.