higher education http://kcur.org en College Tuition Rises While State Funding Decreases http://kcur.org/post/college-tuition-rises-while-state-funding-decreases <p></p><p></p><p>It's a struggle today for college students to pay their tuition. As costs continue to rise, states are backing away from funding higher education. Steve Kraske talks with the co-author of a <a href="http://chronicle.com/article/An-Era-of-Neglect/145045/">recent report</a> on this very problem. They look at why lawmakers in so many states are turning their backs on helping students get their degrees.</p><p><strong>Learn More: </strong>Find out who pays for public higher education, <a href="http://chronicle.com/article/Who-Pays-More/145063/">the state or the student</a>.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:34:05 +0000 Steve Kraske & Hannah Copeland 57993 at http://kcur.org College Tuition Rises While State Funding Decreases College Connections Center Works To Stop "Summer Melt" http://kcur.org/post/college-connections-center-works-stop-summer-melt <p></p><p>A new program in the metro is aimed at ensuring that graduating high school seniors intending to go to college don't become victims of "summer melt", the phenomenon where students set for college in the spring don't make it to campus in the fall.</p><p><br />The Kansas City Metro College Connections Center is designed to combat summer melt, an issue especially acute for low-income and first-generation college students.&nbsp; Steve Kraske previews the new Center's goals with MCC-Penn Valley President <strong>Joe Seabrooks</strong> and KCUR reporter <strong>Elle Moxley</strong>.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:38:38 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 56813 at http://kcur.org College Connections Center Works To Stop "Summer Melt" Nixon Says He'll Propose More Money For Higher Education http://kcur.org/post/nixon-says-hell-propose-more-money-higher-education <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, says next year he's going to propose a higher education budget that's "substantially" larger that it's been in recent years.</p><p>Nixon made that promise Monday to a group of higher education officials meeting in Jefferson City, Mo., though he won't say yet how high his proposed budget hike will be.&nbsp;He also says his higher budget proposal could be rendered moot if this year's failed income tax cut legislation is revived next year.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:36:27 +0000 Marshall Griffin 45595 at http://kcur.org Kansas Lawmakers To Tour University Campuses http://kcur.org/post/kansas-lawmakers-tour-university-campuses <p>A group of Kansas lawmakers will begin visiting college and university campuses this week to talk budget issues. The visits come in the wake of nearly $50 million in budget cuts over two years passed by legislators.</p><p>Lawmakers have said they want to talk to university officials about efficiency and how they spend money. Gov. Sam Brownback, who opposed the funding cuts, says he wants lawmakers to learn more about the role of higher education in Kansas and the impact of the cuts.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:08:59 +0000 Stephen Koranda 45528 at http://kcur.org Kansas Regents Request $30 Million More http://kcur.org/post/kansas-regents-request-30-million-more <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kansas Board of Regents has approved a budget request that asks for restoration of millions of dollars in cuts. Lawmakers cut more than $30 million from the higher education budget last legislative session.</span></p><p>The cuts to higher education were made to across-the-board spending, and funding for salaries.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:18:41 +0000 Stephen Koranda 43959 at http://kcur.org Online Courses: Education Of The Future? http://kcur.org/post/online-courses-education-future <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In earlier generations, getting an education meant going to class, sitting in a classroom or lecture hall listening to the professor, and participating in discussions. Now, something as simple as raising your hand in class, or asking your neighbor to borrow a pen could become obsolete. In the growing phenomena of online education, thousands of students are logging into class, and instead of going to a physical building, they participate from the comfort of their home or local coffee shop.</span></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 22:07:37 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 43359 at http://kcur.org Online Courses: Education Of The Future? Sen. Blunt, Roberts 'Disappointed' With President's Speech http://kcur.org/post/sen-blunt-roberts-disappointed-presidents-speech <p></p><p style="margin-right: 0.03in; margin-bottom: 0in">President Obama's Warrensburg speech drew unified and quick disapproval from Republican officials. In one case, the critique came before the president spoke.</p><p style="margin-right: 0.03in; margin-bottom: 0in">The White House was very open in advance about the fact that the president would be urging acceptance of his existing priorities, including investment in education, infrastructure and health care.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 08:38:42 +0000 Steve Bell 40808 at http://kcur.org Kansas Budget Limits Governor’s Options to Reverse University Cuts http://kcur.org/post/kansas-budget-limits-governor-s-options-reverse-university-cuts <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">Lawmakers and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback disagreed on higher education funding this legislative session. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">Legislators passed a budget with more than $60 million in cuts over two years for the state's universities. In Kansas, the governor has the power of line item veto, which can sometimes be used to block cuts, but it looks like Brownback&nbsp;can't block the higher ed cuts.</span><o:p></o:p></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:11:13 +0000 Stephen Koranda 38243 at http://kcur.org College Decisions Close To Home http://kcur.org/post/college-decisions-close-home <p></p><p><strong>National Decision Day </strong>is edging closer for high school seniors who <strong>have yet to choose a college.</strong></p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:27:36 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 35735 at http://kcur.org College Decisions Close To Home Governor's Higher Education Tour Stops At KU http://kcur.org/post/governors-higher-education-tour-stops-ku <p>Kansas Governor Sam Brownback visited the University of Kansas campus yesterday, where he met with school officials and student leaders as part of a tour promoting higher education in the state.</p><p>Brownback called KU a "great innovation institution" and highlighted its role in the Kansas economy.</p><p>“We’ve really got some momentum moving forward in job creation off of our universities, providing excellence in education, which is a primary issue for us, and we want to keep that momentum growing,” said Brownback.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:37:19 +0000 Stephen Koranda 35608 at http://kcur.org Governor's Higher Education Tour Stops At KU Brownback To Visit Kansas Universities http://kcur.org/post/brownback-visit-kansas-universities <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will start a tour of&nbsp;the state's universities this week to pitch his funding proposal to lawmakers. </span></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:15:42 +0000 Stephen Koranda 35476 at http://kcur.org Cuts Could Mean Shuttering KU Med Campus In Salina http://kcur.org/post/cuts-could-mean-shuttering-ku-med-campus-salina <p>University officials have painted a dim picture of what could happen if lawmakers pass budget cuts for the state's colleges and universities. The comments came during a meeting Wednesday of the Board of Regents in Topeka.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The cuts could mean shuttering some medical school programs at the University of Kansas. </span></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:24:12 +0000 Stephen Koranda 35296 at http://kcur.org Cuts Could Mean Shuttering KU Med Campus In Salina Proposed Higher Education Funding Formula Released Today http://kcur.org/post/proposed-higher-education-funding-formula-released-today <p>A joint House-Senate panel is recommending performance play a role in how much money Missouri’s colleges and universities get from the state each year.&nbsp; Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:04:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31443 at http://kcur.org Nixon Delivers State Of The State http://kcur.org/post/nixon-delivers-state-state <p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon pitched a nearly $26 billion budget to the state of Missouri during Monday’s State of the State Address.&nbsp; It includes spending increases for K-12 schools, higher education, and the proposed Medicaid expansion he’s been calling for since late November.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:33:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Marshall 31097 at http://kcur.org Nixon Delivers State Of The State JCCC President Terry Calaway Announces Retirement http://kcur.org/post/jccc-president-terry-calaway-announces-retirement <p><a href="http://jccc.edu" target="_blank">Johnson County Community College</a> president <span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Terry Calaway</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> surprised more than a few people in October when he announced that he would step down come August.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:44:57 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 30149 at http://kcur.org JCCC President Terry Calaway Announces Retirement Missouri Legislators Consider Higher Ed Overhaul http://kcur.org/post/missouri-legislators-consider-higher-ed-overhaul <p>A joint committee of Missouri House and Senate members is considering an overhaul of how the state’s colleges and universities are funded each year.&nbsp; Mon, 10 Dec 2012 22:56:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28811 at http://kcur.org Campus Censorship & The Decline Of Critical Thinking http://kcur.org/post/campus-censorship-decline-critical-thinking <p> College enrollment in the United States is at an all-time high.&nbsp; But as these students seek a higher education, are universities <strong>inhibiting critical thinking and free speech?</strong> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Jabulani Leffall & Jeffrey Harvey 27256 at http://kcur.org Campus Censorship & The Decline Of Critical Thinking Tomorrow's College: How Higher Education Is Changing http://kcur.org/post/tomorrows-college-how-higher-education-changing <p>Even with the price of tuition reaching record highs, going to college might be more common than ever. However, less than 10 percent of students actually finish with their bachelor’s degree by age 24.</p><p>Why are so many students struggling, or dropping out? Just who is shaping the future of higher education?</p><p>During the first half of Thursday’s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, we learn how today's college is changing. Education reporter <strong>Emily Hanford </strong>stops by to talk about her radio documentary series <a href="http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/tomorrows-college/" target="_blank"><em>Tomorrow’s College</em></a>. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:52:56 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 24756 at http://kcur.org Tomorrow's College: How Higher Education Is Changing Applying Open-Source Thinking To Higher Education http://kcur.org/post/applying-open-source-thinking-higher-education <p>What if the next great breakthrough in cancer treatment or developing alternative fuels resides in the mind of someone living today?&nbsp; Wed, 29 Aug 2012 01:00:50 +0000 Brian Ellison & Danie Alexander 23608 at http://kcur.org Applying Open-Source Thinking To Higher Education Nixon To Ease Higher Education Cuts http://kcur.org/post/nixon-ease-higher-education-cuts <p>The bad news eased a bit for Missouri higher education this afternoon. Governor Nixon&#39;s office released a statement saying $40 million of the recommended funding cuts for next year will be restored to his budget.</p><p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:43:12 +0000 Steve Bell 12121 at http://kcur.org Nixon To Ease Higher Education Cuts The Changing Nature Of The College Degree http://kcur.org/post/changing-nature-college-degree <p>The current job market is very competitive. A single opening will see hundreds of applicants, a lot of them with four years of college on their résumés. But, how important is that degree when compared to technical skills, or on the job training? Is a bachelor’s degree worth what it once was?</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:00:05 +0000 Danie Alexander & Jabulani Leffall 11529 at http://kcur.org The Changing Nature Of The College Degree Top Of The Morning News: Monday, January 23, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-monday-january-23-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p> <p>• Governor Nixon: Avoid Tuition Hikes Despite Budget Cuts<br /> • MODOT Looks To Private Sector Not Voters For I-70 Tolls<br /> • Health Group Pushes Farmers To Reduce Antibiotic Use</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 13:25:01 +0000 Maria Carter 11296 at http://kcur.org