A discussion of continuing higher education, adult education, training,and related--and some unrelated--Tennessee topics.
East Tennessee State
of Professional Development
in planning and implementing Conferences &Seminars,
courses, Certification Training courses, and
Mountain Writers Workshop
Dr. Anne Acker is a native of Johnson
City, TN. She has degrees from Milligan College, East Tennessee State
University, and the University of Tennessee. When she is not teaching
English courses for Tusculum College and Northeast State Community College,
she can be found at the bookstore or sightseeing in the Blue Ridge. She
likes Renaissance/Baroque music, children's books, and hot tea on rainy
Influences another state's higher education policy. Another Republican state. From Slate. Does Arkansas’ Free Community College Program Hold Promise?
...Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed an act creating the Arkansas Future Grant, or ArFuture. Hutchinson is Republican, and both houses of the state’s Legislature are led by Republicans. The first grants would be available this fall.
The grant doesn’t require a minimum high school grade point average to qualify but goes to any traditional or nontraditional student—meaning recent high school graduates and adults—who enrolls in a science, technology, engineering, or math field, or another high-demand field, at any of the state’s community or technical colleges. As a last-dollar grant, ArFuture would go to students only after they’ve received federal and state aid. Grant recipients must participate in a mentor or community-service program, and after graduation, they must work full-time in Arkansas for at least three years.