Stories tagged: higher education
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Nearly $164M in refunds for Washington’s prepaid tuition
Nearly $164 million in refunds have been processed for Washington’s prepaid tuition program since the state agency told people they could ask for their money back in September.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 8:24 a.m.
Apollo Education to go private in $1.1B deal
Apollo Education is being taken private in a $1.1 billion deal by a consortium led by private investment firm The Vistria Group.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
Free college tuition studied by House; K-12 funding gets Senate study
The House Higher Education Committee heard testimony Wednesday on a proposal that would make community and technical college tuition free for anyone who doesn’t already have a bachelor’s degree.
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
WSU, College Hill area get half of Pullman Fire Department calls, chief says
Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said approximately half of the more than 3,000 calls his department responded to last year were to Washington State University and the College Hill area.
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
Oregon college plans Whiteness History Month project
An Oregon college intends to undertake a project on racism that it says examines how white privilege affects people’s daily lives. Called Whiteness History Month, the project at Portland Community …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
GED Testing Service to lower score it takes to pass
Thousands who failed the GED exam could retroactively receive their diplomas in a couple of months because the score required to pass the test will soon be lowered. The drop …
Tue., Nov. 17, 2015, midnight
Editorial: For-profit colleges a bad bargain
For-profit colleges have draining public funds and exploiting veterans for far too long. Congress needs to act.
Fri., Oct. 9, 2015, 4:31 p.m.
Pentagon bars University of Phoenix from adding new military students
The Pentagon temporarily has barred the University of Phoenix from recruiting students at U.S. military bases and will not let new active-duty troops receive tuition assistance for the for-profit giant’s …
Sat., Sept. 19, 2015, midnight
Incoming freshmen at EWU break 2005 record
Joe Constantine didn’t want his daughter Maria to choose Eastern Washington University. Maria, a 4.0 student, had scholarship offers from Stanford, Notre Dame and the University of Washington. “I did …
Mon., Sept. 14, 2015, midnight
Older students return to school to exercise minds, shape new careers
You’re never too old for back-to-school, at least that’s the mantra of Hayden’s Brona Trutton, 74, who puts her oxygen in her backpack with her books and takes the elevator …
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015, midnight
Incentives, loan programs part of Clinton’s college affordability plan
WASHINGTON – Calling for a “new college compact,” Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday unveiled a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of …
Thu., July 2, 2015, midnight
Washington state slashes college tuition
The days of skyrocketing tuition at Washington’s public universities appear to be over. Unprecedented tuition cuts contained in the new state budget will lower the cost of attending the state’s …
Sat., June 13, 2015, midnight
EWU holding last outdoor commencement ceremony
Today marks the end of an era at Eastern Washington University. The Class of 2015 will be the last to receive its diplomas at Roos Field, where June temperatures can …
Sun., June 7, 2015, midnight
Jay Ambrose: Plenty share blame for decline of education
We’ve been going through graduation season, that time of year when students at colleges and universities are finally saying goodbye to all of that – the crushing tuition costs, too …
Wed., April 29, 2015, 7:22 a.m.
Harvard study: Millennials believe US justice system unfair
BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University survey released Wednesday found that nearly one in two millennials believe America’s criminal justice system is unfair and few believe protests triggered by the …
Thu., March 12, 2015, midnight
Washington state Senate passes bill to slash college tuition rates
OLYMPIA – Amid fears that cutting tuition would harm the quality of Washington’s higher-education programs, the state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that could slash rates by as much as …
Sun., Feb. 8, 2015, midnight
EWU discontinues gun storage service
Eastern Washington University is no longer providing gun storage for students and others, mostly because it lacks enough space and personnel to accommodate the growing requests, but also due to …
Sat., Dec. 20, 2014, midnight
Shawn Vestal: Census shows millennials are better educated, lower paid
Millennials! You’ve heard of them, right? Judging by the relentless media inquiry, you might suspect they are an alien race, landed from the future or outer space or Brooklyn, whom …
Wed., Sept. 17, 2014, midnight
Private meetings between UW, WSU explored ‘co-branding’ medical school in Spokane
Two private meetings this summer brought top officials from the University of Washington and Washington State University close to a deal on “co-branding” a medical school in Spokane. Yet the …
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014, 6:19 a.m.
Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate …
Tue., Aug. 12, 2014, 11:08 a.m.
States get $28M in grants to defray AP exam costs
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department said Tuesday that it was awarding $28.4 million in grants to 40 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands to reduce the cost of …
Sun., June 15, 2014, midnight
Washington community colleges, universities face more budget cuts
KENNEWICK – Community college and university officials have been told to plan for more budget cuts to balance the state’s 2015-17 budget. The Office of Financial Management is expecting the …
Sat., May 17, 2014, 4:47 a.m.
NAACP selects Brooks as new president and CEO
WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP on Saturday announced that lawyer and activist Cornell William Brooks would become its new national president and CEO. The selection of Brooks came as the …
Sun., April 20, 2014, midnight
Cynthia M. Allen: Faith, education dovetail after all
In my early 20s, I suffered from an affliction I suspect is common among people that age: I felt great uncertainty about the world, what I believed and how I …
Sun., April 20, 2014, midnight
Thayne McCulloh and Beck Taylor: Colleges need support building vital workforce
We applaud the Legislature’s action this session embracing the higher-education attainment goals proposed by the Washington State Student Achievement Council. We also wish to thank Gov. Jay Inslee for his …
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014, 3:49 p.m.
EWU president Rodolfo Arevalo to retire in July
Rodolfo Arévalo is retiring and ending his career as an educator on July 15 after eight years as president at Eastern Washington University.
Sat., Nov. 23, 2013, midnight
WSU opening branch campus in Everett to meet aerospace industry needs
Washington State University is developing another branch campus to feed a workforce need, this time in Everett. The focus of the campus is science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, …
Thu., Oct. 31, 2013, midnight
Education Notebook: Princess ball set for dads, daughters
Shadle Park High School is hosting its annual Daddy-Daughter Princess Ball on Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Shadle cheerleaders will host the evening for princesses ages 12 …
Sun., Sept. 22, 2013, midnight
Whitworth adds Moses Lake presence
MOSES LAKE – Whitworth University will offer a bachelor’s degree program in organizational management at Big Bend Community College campus beginning in January. Registration is open now, said Terry Ratcliff, …
Sun., Sept. 8, 2013, midnight
Washington State University expects no tuition increase in 2014
PULLMAN – Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd likely will recommend no tuition increase again for fall 2014, he told the board of regents on Friday, marking the second …