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2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

RI, NY Join Roster of States Pushing Tuition-Free College

In Rhode Island, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo is pushing to make Rhode Island the first state to guarantee free access for every student who wants to go to college. The idea of expanding free public education beyond high school catapulted into the national discourse during Vermont Sen.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Election Stunner Aside, Familiar Issues Bedeviled Colleges in 2016

Donald J. Trump barely mentioned higher education on the campaign trail, once talking about the student debt crisis before moving on to calling for opponent Hillary Clinton to be jailed. Clinton, for her part, forwarded detailed proposals and position papers on student debt and college costs.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Colleges Grapple with Rising Food and Housing Insecurity

For many community college students, the barriers to academic success have little to do with mastering algebra or writing that paper for English class. Sometimes, the hurdles are much more basic: Do they have enough money to buy both books, pay tuition and put food on the table? Where will they sleep tonight?.
2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

Leaders Fret Over Trump’s Uncertain Education Agenda

President Obama placed the two-year sector at the center of the recovery from the Great Recession and students flooded community college campuses. Jill Biden, the vice president’s wife and a longtime community college professor, provided an unprecedented and ongoing shot of credibility.
2016 November 3 - 05:14 pm

Colleges Focusing On Producing More STEM Grads

it comes to building local workforces with skills in the STEM fields, it pays to start early. So colleges such as San Jacinto College, located in suburban Houston, Texas, have forged partnerships with school districts to bring high school students to campus and send college students into local elementary schools.
2016 October 24 - 05:04 pm

Clinton, Trump Diverge on Higher Education Policy

Trump, the political newcomer, devoted just a single sentence to education, saying, “We will rescue kids from failing schools by helping their parents send them to a safe school of their choice.” He said nothing about the issues dominating the higher education landscape: soaring student debt, rising tuition, free community college.
2016 October 24 - 05:04 pm

Differences on Higher Education Policy Are Pronounced

Students will have to work 10 hours a week to help defray the cost of college attendance. Has called for two years of community college to be tuition-free for students who keep their grades up. Wants to hold colleges accountable for reining in costs and doing more to help students, including disadvantaged students, graduate on time.
2016 September 20 - 06:54 am

Short-Term Certificate Conferrals Accelerate

two years of slight declines, the number of associate degrees conferred by U.S. postsecondary institutions increased slightly in 2014-15, although not quite reaching the historic high of 2012.
2016 September 20 - 06:26 am

Obama Focused on Community Colleges, but Will His Successor?

As the presidential campaign hurtles forward, a look at developments in federal higher education policy over recent years gives some concept of what the next president will confront in fashioning an agenda for community colleges. As explored below, Washington policy making impacting community colleges has been well-nigh relentless.
2016 September 20 - 06:26 am

Top 100 Lists Show Gains in Texas Despite Overall Slowdown

The decade-and-a-half-old effort is bearing fruit. In 2015, state colleges and universities awarded 258,795 bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificates, exceeding the state’s 2000 goal by more than 143,000, according to the panel’s final report, which was issued earlier this summer.
2016 September 13 - 07:26 am

Colleges Will Compete for Prestigious Award and $1M Prize Fund

 Ten finalists have been named to compete for the 2017 Community College Prize for College Excellence, the nation’s premiere recognition of achievement and improvement among America’s commu
2016 August 18 - 10:29 am

Advocates Say Full Academic Load Is Key to On-Time Graduation

helps students. College students who enroll in 15 credits in their first semester, and 30 credits a year, accumulate more credits over the course of their college careers and are much more likely to graduate than those students who initially enroll...
2016 July 20 - 04:27 pm
Plenty of words have been uttered about poor graduation and completion rates at community colleges. The demand for better results continues unabated. But this year, like every year, thousands of community college students graduate. They completed their.
2016 June 20 - 05:27 pm
Valencia College won renown five years ago when it was named the top community college in the country, the first winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. It was praised for its ability to get students to graduation and into four-year institutions and was held up as a model for the rest of the country to emulate.
2016 May 29 - 06:23 pm

Digital Badging Is Growing, but Employers Remain Wary

has become almost a mantra in higher education circles as technology continues to grow its footprint on a new generation of learners. Learning today, so it goes, needs no classroom, not even a teacher, and can take place anywhere, anytime and on any device.
2016 May 29 - 06:23 pm

What are Human Resources professionals thinking about digital credentials?

By ccw
Question: Thinking about how you evaluate, research or vet employee and prospective employees’ qualifications, do you currently use or take into consideration digital credentials that may be displayed on social media like LinkedIn, job sites such as Monster.
2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

Pathways Project Eyes Fundamental College Restructuring

The project got a significant boost last year with the publication of “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success,” a book by Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars and Davis Jenkins of the Community College Research Center at Teachers College Columbia University.
2016 April 26 - 06:25 am

Untethered from Washington, Free Tuition Initiatives On the Rise

HICAGO — When President Obama announced last year his proposal to provide free community college to almost all Americans, nearly every Washington pundit predicted that Congress would do nothing with the plan. A lawmaking body too polarized, too deadlocked to get even simple things done surely would be unable to deal with such a sweeping proposal.

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