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Iowa community-college program targets in-demand skills


  • Gazette (Cedar Rapids-Marion, Iowa), The

An Iowa community college's job-training program partners with nonprofit organizations and local businesses to create pathways to the region's high-demand careers. The program focuses on fields such a… Read More

Educator predicts 9 trends to watch in 2015


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

In this blog post, veteran educator, author and blogger Larry Ferlazzo makes nine predictions for education in 2015. He predicts that more schools will have access to high-speed Internet and that oppo… Read More

Nev. ties students' attendance to driver's license privileges


  • Las Vegas Sun

Students in Nevada who are chronically truant could have their driver's licenses suspended or risk a delay in receiving a license under a new state law. Under the law, students who apply for a license… Read More

Northeastern State U. president focuses on student retention, construction


  • Muskogee Phoenix (Okla.), The

Since taking over as president of Oklahoma's Northeastern State University in 2012, Steve Turner has implemented many innovative strategies and programs to help students graduate. In addition to focus… Read More

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