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Andrew Harnik, Associated Press
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015|12:19 p.m.
WARREN, Mich. (AP)– With his plan for two years of complimentary neighborhood college stalled in Congress, President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to put more pizzazz behind state and local programs that provide exactly what he’s been unable to provide nationally.
Obama was coordinating with Jill Biden, a community college teacher and the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, to go to Macomb Neighborhood College in Michigan. They prepared to reveal an independent College Pledge Advisory Board, led by Jill Biden, that will certainly highlight existing programs that supply free neighborhood college.
The board will aim to recruit more states and neighborhoods to do also and function celebs in a public awareness project to press for tuition-free neighborhood college.
It’s a return trip for Obama, who visited the school in 2009 to reveal a series of administration efforts to reinforce community colleges. He followed up previously this year with a $60 billion proposition in his State of the Union address to make 2 years of neighborhood college complimentary.
Yielding a lack of interest because plan from the Republican-controlled Congress, domestic policy advisor Cecilia Munoz said the advisory board will certainly aim to develop energy for the concept “so that Congress will do what individuals are asking for.” In the past six months, Oregon and Minnesota have actually started statewide programs, and local efforts are under method in Philadelphia; Dayton, Ohio, and Palatine, Illinois, she said.
Obama also was revealing $175 million in Labor Department grants to help develop 34,000 apprenticeships around the country.
The trip will certainly offer the general public a more detailed take a look at Jill Biden as her husband considers a run for president. She is stated to share her hubby’s issue about the household’s psychological readiness for another project following the current death of their boy, Beau, although her spokesperson has actually stated she continues to support the vice president in his profession. In an e-mail to advocates, Obama called Biden, who teaches English, his “favorite community college teacher.”
Jill Biden flew aboard Flying force One with Obama, left the plane with him after they showed up and joined him in the limo for the trip to school, where they headed for a trip of a technical education center.
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
Clark County School District authorities are figuring out ways to make use of $4 billion they will be getting after the Nevada Legislature passed a renewed bond authority.
The district’s primary financial officer, Jim McIntosh, stated it’s been 5 years given that the district has built a brand-new school. All construction was halted after county voter’s overruled a 2012 effort to access bonds.
District authorities stated the $4 billion will just cover half of exactly what’s required for new schools, renovation and modernization. That’s why they have set up a public online forum over the next two weeks in every trustee’s district.
The neighborhood will be able to voice whether the funds need to be distributed to new schools, changing schools, repairing heating and cooling systems or upgrading innovation.
Half a billion has actually currently been set aside for 12 brand-new schools and two replacement schools in the planning stages, but McIntosh said those won’t even start to resolve the record number of students the district now has.
“Twelve brand-new schools is not going to address our capacity concern across the Valley, and so we are also taking a look at putting additions on schools. We are also taking a look at improving some of our older schools, entering and replacing A/C systems, plumbing systems, electrical systems,” McIntosh said. “We’re also taking a look at classroom equity, which is bringing our older schools as much as the technical standards of the newer schools we’re constructing today.”
The district has up until September 20 to collect data and input from the community. Leaders will certainly provide a few 10-year strategies to the Board of Trustees to select from on September 24. To provide your input, click right here.
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