Education

Hassan plans to introduce bill to help train workers for better jobs

WMUR link MANCHESTER, N.H. — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, plans to introduce workforce development legislation this week on Capitol Hill in an effort to help workers transition to better jobs. Employers in the Granite State are desperate for qualified workers, officials said, as the state’s unemployment rate sits at 2.7 percent, well below…

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Why Community Colleges Are Good for You

https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Community-Colleges-Are/242359 By Carl J. Strikwerda JANUARY 28, 2018 The challenges facing higher education are almost always analyzed in terms of four-year colleges and universities, even though more students attend community college than any other type of higher-education institution. In my career as a faculty member, dean, and president in New York, California, Kansas, Virginia, and Pennsylvania,…

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Punishing community colleges — but why?

MIAMI HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD JANUARY 07, 2018 09:40 AM Many public-service institutions struggle to succeed, but Florida’s community college system is an exception. Its schools deliver a strong hand up to minority, low-income, first-generation and older students. Our own Miami Dade College leads the nation in the number of degrees awarded, and Broward College has…

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My Turn: Taxpayers deserve action on CCSNH mismanagement

By LINDA Z. MORGAN For the Monitor Saturday, December 16, 2017 Dear Gov. Sununu: For years, faculty, staff, students and administrators of the Community College System of New Hampshire have reached out to their legislators expressing concern about the financial mismanagement of the colleges by Chancellor Ross Gittell. As a result, a performance audit of…

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Concord Monitor Letter

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 CCSNH changes neededI read with interest two articles published in the Monitor(“Report: CCSNH lacks clear policies,” Aug. 26 and “Community colleges go on defense,” Sept. 20) based on the 100-page audit completed by the New Hampshire Legislature. In the first article, the opening paragraph states that “unclear policies and inadequate controls had…

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October 3 NHHEU update

NHHEU Member Update, October 3, 2017  Bargaining Update Your Bargaining Committee met with CCSNH management on Thursday, September 28. Our goal since we began the process last spring has been to establish a positive relationship with management, to engage in a productive dialogue, and to reach a fair agreement that acknowledges the crucial role of…

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Non-partisan audit reveals lack of clear CCSNH policies

Officials at New Hampshire’s community college system have pledged to make improvements after a performance audit by the state’s non-partisan Legislative Budget Assistant found that unclear policies and inadequate controls had lead to inefficiencies, unequal spending between schools, and, in some cases, “questionable spending.” The nearly 100-page report, which studied the system’s operations between fiscal…

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NHHEU Update

August 15, 2017 Dear Colleagues, Welcome back! We hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer and are ready for what promises to be a busy fall semester on multiple fronts. We wanted to share a brief update on what we’ve been working on this summer and let you know about an important event later this…

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Committee Looks For Input On N.H. Higher Ed System

Committee Looks For Input On N.H. Higher Ed System By ASSOCIATED PRESS A legislative committee is seeking public input about the quality and overall value of New Hampshire’s higher education system. The Public Higher Education Study Committee is trying to determine whether students leave school with critical thinking skills, personal and professional development and the ability…

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Deep Partisan Divide on Higher Education

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/07/11/dramatic-shift-most-republicans-now-say-colleges-have-negative-impact Deep Partisan Divide on Higher Education In dramatic shift, more than half of Republicans now say colleges have a negative impact on the U.S., with wealthier, older and more educated Republicans being least positive. By Paul Fain July 11, 2017 Republicans have soured on higher education, with more than half now saying that colleges…

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