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Democracy Trailblazers ignite enthusiasm among teen voters; CA monster blizzard batters Tahoe, Mammoth, Sierra amid avalanche warnings; MN transportation sector could be next in line for carbon-free standard; IN teachers 'stunned' by lawmakers' bid to bypass collective bargaining.

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Nikki Haley says she may not endorse the GOP nominee, President Biden says the U-S will continue air-dropping aid into Gaza and more states look at ditching the electoral college for a national popular vote.

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Hard times could be ahead for rural school districts that spent federal pandemic money on teacher salaries, a former Oregon lumber community drafts a climate-action plan and West Virginians may soon buy raw milk from squeaky-clean cows.

Higher Education

The Center for Community News said a university investment model could be replicated elsewhere, saving struggling community papers that might otherwise be forced to shutter or sell. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Two rural Iowa newspapers saved from extinction

The University of Iowa's daily newspaper has purchased two small-town papers as part of an attempt to keep local news alive in rural Iowa, while at …

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A new report from California Competes outlined four main areas of action for colleges to take to reengage, reenroll, and propel comebacker students to completion. (Sacramento State/Jessica Vernone)

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Report: How colleges can re-enroll students who’ve stopped out

More than 6 million Californians stopped out of college before getting a degree and a new report has laid out a plan to bring them back on campus…

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Some 8,900 federal borrowers in Utah age 62 years and older owe an average $47,191 in student loans, totaling $420 million, according to the Education Data Initiative. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Utahns with student debt: this could ease your burden

Student loan borrowers of all ages in Utah and around the country have an opportunity to maybe have their student loans cancelled or the chance to rec…

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More than 700 New Hampshire childcare providers remained in operation in 2022 with a capacity to serve more than 44,500 children but staffing vacancies are on the rise. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

NH 'Kids on Campus' program boosts retention, offers hands-on learning

You might say "every day is 'bring your child to college day'" at New Hampshire's Manchester Community College. On-campus childcare programs are …

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Majorities of Americans expressed confidence in higher education in 2015, but by 2018, confidence had fallen across all groups, including a 17% drop among Republicans, according to Gallup. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, February 26, 2024

Maine’s Colby College counters higher ed mistrust with community outreach

Americans' confidence in higher education has plummeted but students and staff at Maine's Colby College hope continued community outreach will help br…

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Federal debt among borrowers age 62 and older has increased by 36.8% since 2017, according to Education Data Initiative. (Adobe Stock)
Crucial deadline approaches for AL student loan borrowers

Student loan borrowers in Alabama and across the country have a chance to slash their college debt or see it disappear entirely. The U.S. Department …

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Southeast Community College Ford ASSET instructor Mark Berggren with students. (Photo courtesy of Southeast Community College)
NE college graduates fully certified Ford auto technicians

A unique collaboration between Ford Motor Co. and 41 community and technical colleges across the country is helping students and the automotive …

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If approved, SB 8 would also require public four-year institutions to submit a report to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education assessing the feasibility of awarding associate degrees. (Adobe stock)
Legislation would expand Indiana college degree options

Indiana lawmakers on the House Education Committee have unanimously approved a Senate bill designed to lower college debt and expand educational oppor…

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The National Weather Service said November 2023 tied for the Indianapolis area's 34th warmest November since weather records began in 1871, placing it in the 78th percentile. (Adobe Stock)
University conference fosters conversation on climate change solutions

Indiana climate leaders gathered this month to share knowledge and create strategies to address the effects of climate change. Together, they are …

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Federal debt among borrowers age 62 and older has increased by 36.8% since 2017, according to Education Data Initiative. (Adobe Stock)
Student loan consolidation deadline could save older NV borrowers big

Student loan borrowers of all ages in Nevada and around the country have an opportunity to have their student loans canceled or the chance to receive …

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Texas' Travis and Collin counties had the highest percentage of people with an associate degree or higher in 2022. (Gorodenkoff/AdobeStock)
The TX college conundrum: Long-term vs. short-term rewards

Texas is making progress in the percentage of individuals who complete higher levels of education, but still lags behind the national average…

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Achieve60 AZ's goal is directly related to projections that 70% of Arizona's job openings will require completion of some form of education beyond high school. (Adobe Stock)
Poll: Strong majority in AZ values postsecondary education

A new poll finds in Arizona, an overwhelming majority believes increasing the number of adults with college degrees, certificates, and credentials …

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