Higher Education

UM gets $1.25 million to help middle schoolers in core subjects

(The Center Square) – A federally funded program to help middle school students improve in math, science and language arts showed favorable outcomes and will be increased and extended through the University of Missouri. The National Institutes of Health awarded a new $1.25 million Science Education Partnership Award to the university to create teaching resources and…

State colleges look to expand high school programs to boost sagging enrollment

Like their counterparts nationally, many of Florida’s locally governed public colleges experienced enrollment declines before the pandemic that only grew steeper after its onset. Also like their counterparts, these post-secondary schools, which, like state universities, are coordinated under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Education, have been exploring and adopting strategies to fill their seats. Valencia College…

Repeat Northwest Missouri State college basketball champ gives glory to God

Trevor Hudgins is one of the most decorated players in Division II basketball history. Yet alongside all the hard work and success, Hudgins recognizes that his faith in God paved the way. The four-year starter for the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats only lost five games in his entire college career. Hudgins played a significant role in…

Missouri bill would let students graduate early and use their school funds for college

(The Center Square) – Students graduating early from high school and advancing to a postsecondary institution would receive 90% of the funding spent on them by their school district under a proposed bill in the Missouri Legislature. The “Show Me Success Diploma Program” is one of three initiatives Rep. Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, is hoping to…

Iowa U.S. Senators propose bill mandating disclosure of total interest on student loans

(The Center Square) – College students would learn the estimated total interest they would pay on an education loan before they take it out if a law proposed by Iowa’s U.S. senators becomes law. U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, joined Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, in proposing the measure to address student…

Virginia Lab school funding remains topic of budget negotiations

(The Center Square) – One of Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s school choice proposals, the creation of university-partnered laboratory schools, will remain part of the budget negotiations, which were suspended until a future special session. Lab schools would be K-12 schools run by a college or university. They would focus on developing and testing different education models…

Louisiana higher ed officials explain why they want more state money

(The Center Square) — Louisiana higher education officials testified before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, fielding questions on requested increases in student aid, a dip in the TOPS scholarship program and efforts to keep graduates in state, among other issues. The hearing centered on Gov. John Bel Edwards’ proposed spending increase of $111 million across…
Higher Education February 25th, 2022

Arizona, Grand Canyon University partner to cover all attendance cost for foster children

(The Center Square) – Arizona foster children will soon be able to receive a full scholarship at Grand Canyon University, Gov. Doug Ducey’s office announced. Governor Ducey announced Thursday the Fostering Futures Scholarships program in partnership with the university and the Arizona Department of Child Safety. The program will cover all tuition, fees, and year-round room…
General Education, Higher Education February 22nd, 2022

Tennessee subcommittees to discuss bill on ‘divisive topics’ in public higher education

(The Center Square) – A bill to address requirements related to “divisive concepts” at Tennessee’s public colleges and universities is set to be discussed in both Tennessee’s Senate and House on Wednesday. The bill will require public higher education schools to conduct surveys of the campus climate with both faculty and students every two years related…
Higher Education January 14th, 2022

College prep test that raises the bar sees rapid growth during pandemic

Imagine a college admissions test that you take from home, is only two hours long, and helps you gain entrance into the university of your dreams. The Classic Learning Test (CLT) has done just that for many students – and it’s receiving more attention after SAT/ACT exams were shut down during the pandemic while CLT’s remote…