University of Kansas students can now download a free app to help stay safe on campus. The Rave Guardian mobile phone app includes real-time interactive features that enable students to connect with a network of friends, family and safety personnel at the Lawrence and Edwards campuses.
The Kansas State Board of Education has established a temporary advisory council to improve and reform American Indian learning systems in the state. Cheryl Harrison-Lee, chairwoman of the Kansas Board of Regents, said the creation of the council will help state education officials as they try to close enrollment gaps for underserved Kansans.
When Emily Cruz was a high school senior looking to go to college, she didn’t know where to begin. As the first of her family to attend college, she wasn’t familiar with how to apply for financial aid or how to find scholarships. “It was kind of like figuring things out on my own,” Cruz said. “There weren’t many resources available to help me navigate.”
When students walk through the doors of the Dodge City Community College Student Achievement and Resources Center (SARC), they can expect a calm, relaxed environment for tutoring, advising, studying and study hall.
Summarizes the findings of business leaders and parents to discuss firsthand information about workplace demands and aspirations for high school graduates. The listening tour visited five five communities over the course of a year: Oakland, CA; Westfield, MA; Tupelo, MS; Marysville, OH; and Norfolk, VA.
Incarcerated people at two prisons in the Delta will be able to start earning four-year degrees from Mississippi Valley State University this fall for the first time in more than two decades. Valley State’s Prison Educational Partnership Program (PEPP) is part of a growing number of colleges providing classes in prison with Second Chance Pell, a federal program that is restoring access to income-based financial aid for incarcerated people.
Mississippi's chamber of commerce and workforce development office are working together on an ambitious goal: get more than half of the state's workforce college-educated by 2030. Education and policy leaders say the effort takes on new urgency in the aftermath of the pandemic and its impact on the decline in the number of Mississippians going to college.