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LSU urges state to require COVID-19 vaccines at its schools

Jun. 19, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's governing board is urging the state Department of Health to add COVID-19 shots to a list of required vaccinations for college students once federal regulators give full approval to the shots. Friday's 9-2 vote came after the LSU Board of...

Get enrolled, get jabbed: Community college makes it easy

Jun. 19, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

Prospective students interested in taking classes at the Community College of Rhode Island can get enrolled and get vaccinated at the same time. The event scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at the school’s Warwick campus will offer those interested in attending CCRI the...

New classroom helps Wyoming workers learn virtual reality

Jun. 19, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — It took a few minutes to get used to. The classroom full of city of Gillette workers, not students, sat in desks facing the front of the Gillette College Technical Education Center classroom, but they also were faced in all different directions,...

Virginia community college students struggle during pandemic

Jun. 19, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

MELFA, Va. (AP) — Shannon Seward was struggling when she first enrolled in the welding program at Eastern Shore Community College. She was short on cash, dealing with anxiety and depression, and had to move back in with her mom. Then, she ran out of money for gas....

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 18, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 14, 2021. Editorial: First in the nation Congratulations, Vermont. We did it. We moved the needle back to “normal.” First in the nation to do so. Four hundred fifty nine days since the state of emergency...

Highlights of Connecticut budget implementation bill

Jun. 17, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate on Thursday gave final legislative passage to a wide-ranging bill that spells out details of the new, two-year $46.3 billion state budget and includes numerous other provisions. It now awaits Gov. Ned Lamont's signature. ...

U-M extends free tuition to some students in Flint, Dearborn

Jun. 17, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is extending free tuition to certain students at its Flint and Dearborn campuses. The Go Blue Guarantee applies to new full-time students who live in Michigan and enter with a minimum 3.5 grade-point average. They must...

Idaho Board of Ed drops college entrance exam requirement

Jun. 17, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Board of Education says higher education institutions no longer have to require entrance exams for admissions. The board formally approved the change during a meeting Wednesday, the Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported. TJ Bliss, the...

Loan relief granted to defrauded for-profit college students

Jun. 16, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

The U.S. Education Department said Wednesday it's erasing student debt for thousands of borrowers who attended a for-profit college chain that made exaggerated claims about its graduates’ success in finding jobs. The Biden administration said it is approving 18,000 loan...

Advocates mark DACA's 9th anniversary, urge Congress to act

Jun. 15, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Immigration advocates in Nevada marked the ninth anniversary Tuesday of the Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation but urged Congress to pass permanent protections. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as...