Tag Archives: Higher Education

Nelson calls for state to make commitment to higher ed; Former Oregon legislator wants state to seek creative way out of financial crisis

David Nelson, of Pendleton, chair of the Eastern Oregon University Board of Trustees, does not foresee the Legislature providing the state’s public universities with a significant boost in funding for the 2017-19 biennium. Source: Nelson calls for state to make commitment to higher ed; Former Oregon legislator wants state to seek creative way out of […]
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We should invest in Oregon’s future by creating Child Savings Accounts | Guest Opinion

The legislature is back in session. Although we face many challenging tests – a looming budget deficit, rising health care costs, and a transportation infrastructure in desperate need of modernizing – we cannot fail to address Oregon’s broken education system. The latest statistics show Oregon with the nation’s third worst graduation rate. Even of those […]
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LCC asks board for funding in case state cuts Oregon Promise

This year, legislators are faced with making a decision on funding for Oregon Promise. It’s a state grant that helps community colleges and their students. Source: LCC asks board for funding in case state cuts Oregon Promise | KVAL

Legislative countdown: Rising PERS costs affect Portland Community College students (Editorial)

In a letter to students last Friday, Portland Community College informed students tuition will go up by as much as 7 percent next year. PCC, which serves many low-income students, needs to patch a $12 million budget gap over the next biennium. To do so, they’re expecting to make the same increase again in the […]
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Most of Oregon’s free-tuition dollars aren’t going to poor students

Oregon became the second state in the nation to make community college tuition-free last fall. Nearly 7,000 students are taking advantage of the scholarship, many of whom say they wouldn’t have gone to college otherwise. But after one semester, it appears that middle- and upper-income students are receiving a majority of the money from the […]
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Cesar Chavez leadership conference to draw 2,000 Latino students to Monmouth

Thousands of Latino students will attend the 27th annual Cesar Chavez leadership conference Friday in Monmouth, a daylong event that includes speakers, a college fair and financial aid seminars to help students navigate the higher education landscape. Source: Cesar Chavez leadership conference to draw 2,000 Latino students to Monmouth | OregonLive.com

SOU tuition could rise 12 percent

Southern Oregon University President Linda Schott is proposing a 12 percent hike in student tuition — among the highest in the state — to prevent $7 million to $8 million in cuts over the next biennium. “It’s an ‘ouch’ for all of us,” Schott told the Mail Tribune Editorial Board Tuesday. “We really don’t want […]
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Legislative update: Roseburg med ed college could get boost from bill

A proposed four-year college that would train nurses and medical technicians could get a big boost from legislation proposed by Rep. Dallas Heard, R-Winston. Heard was expected to put a draft of his bill forward today. It would establish a task force on rural medical training facilities. The task force would specifically be charged with […]
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Study: Oregon Promise gets more students to college

More Oregon students are considering and attending college, particularly first-generation students, since the implementation of Oregon Promise. Oregon Promise, a state grant program that covers most tuition at Oregon community colleges, is having an impact on the college decisions of students, according to a new study by Education Northwest. Source: Study: Oregon Promise gets more […]
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Tue 8 AM | Higher Education Handles Immigration Changes

The American approach to immigration changed with the departure of Barack Obama and the arrival of Donald Trump. And that is a concern for any and all organizations that work with and for immigrants, legal and not. Source: Tue 8 AM | Higher Education Handles Immigration Changes | Jefferson Public Radio