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2018 November 6 - 10:37 am

Tennessee Shifts Focus from Access to Success

The state’s Tennessee Promise scholarship program, which covers tuition for two years at the state’s community and technical colleges for recent high school graduates, has persuaded thousands of residents to enroll in college. It touched off a free college movement that has spread across the country.
2018 September 5 - 09:47 am

GOP Again has Education Department in Crosshairs

When Ronald Reagan was campaigning against Carter in 1980, he made dismantling the department a centerpiece of his campaign, deriding it as a boondoggle and a brazen power grab of responsibilities best left to states and localities — their less-than-stellar record on education notwithstanding.
2018 June 26 - 03:37 pm

Eligible for Financial Aid, Nearly a Million Students Never Get It

“In most states, the aid program comes from the general fund, and once it’s gone, it’s gone,” said Sarah Pingel, senior policy analyst at the Education Commission of the States. “[Legislators] are aware of the consequences, that thousands of students may not get the funding they need to afford college.
2018 May 26 - 01:45 pm

Winners Praise Instructors for Aiding Success

The three winning student authors and three employees featured in the winning essays each received a $1,000 check and were to be recognized during NISOD’s annual conference in Austin, Texas. The winning student essays will also be published on Community College Week’s.
2018 May 26 - 11:52 am

Advocates Step Up Fight Against Student Hunger

“This,” in Goldrick-Rab’s telling, is hunger, euphemistically called “food insecurity,” meaning that many community college students — who characteristically occupy the lowest rungs of the country’s economic ladder — are going to bed, or class, hungry.
2018 May 26 - 12:03 am

Annual Graduation Exercises Rich with Diversity and Determination

Another is a mother who walked across the stage to claim her degree in the company of her two daughters, who graduated from the same college on the very same day. Mother and daughters took some courses together and pushed one another across the finish line.
2018 May 24 - 04:20 pm

States Seek Out Near-Grads To Reach Education Targets

Archer never intended to pick up an associate degree. Those summer courses at the community college were prerequisites for the bachelor’s degree she’s on her way to getting to become a dietician. But when the meter on the credits she’d collected clicked to 60 — enough for an associate.
2018 March 15 - 04:56 pm

One Year Later, Colleges Adjust to Life Under Trump

They’ve been derided as the 13th grade. They have been called high school with ashtrays. They were the places students went when they couldn’t go anywhere else. The Harvards and Yales of the world looked down their noses at these underachieving interlopers.
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

One Year Later, Colleges Adjust to Life Under Trump

They’ve been derided as the 13th grade. They have been called high school with ashtrays. They were the places students went when they couldn’t go anywhere else. The Harvards and Yales of the world looked down their noses at these underachieving interlopers.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Texas Colleges Recovering from Hurricane Harvey

Desperate times, the old idiom goes, call for desperate measures. So it was for the community colleges battered and damaged by Hurricane Harvey an unprecedented weather event which presented unprecedented challenges for colleges on the Texas Gulf Coast.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Students Use 3D Printers To Aid Disabled Vets

Tyler Tomazic and Eric Szabo sought to answer some veterans’ yearning to thumb through the pages of a book again. Tomazic would design the Easy Easel to hold a book. Szabo would design the UFO Page Turner for books and touchscreens. (Its semicircle design resembles a flying saucer.
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Work on Building Guided Pathways Accelerates

The Guided Pathways Project is being spearheaded by the American Association of Community Colleges and is supported by some of the most influential groups in the community college movement: Achieving the Dream, the Aspen Institute, the Center for...
2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

Colleges Study Campus Carry Experiences at 4-Yr. Schools

Starting Aug. 1, a gun like the one that took her life can be legally carried — in a hidden holster, or tucked into a waistband, or in a backpack — into Performance Hall, along with most other buildings at the six dozen community colleges in Texas.
2017 August 13 - 12:32 am

American Honors Relies On Advisers To Help Students Succeed

hear the students enrolled in the American Honors program tell it, there is one overarching reason for its early success in helping promising community college students reach lofty academic goals, including transferring to elite four-year universities.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Under DeVos, Education Department Rewriting Rules

Danielle Ramos, 30, poses at MassBay Community College where she studied her education after being defrauded by a for-profit college. Thousands of students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges were told by the Obama administration that their student loans would be forgiven, but the Trump administration has yet to keep that promise.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Wisconsin College Leads Nation’s Child Protection Training

Operation Broken Heart IV, a massive effort to investigate and arrest child predators and promote cyber security and safety education, culminated with the arrest of more than 1,000 people on charges ranging from possession of child pornography to online solicitation of a minor.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Ceremonies Are Rich in Diversity and Inspiration

These are just three of the stories of community college commencements in 2017. Plenty of words have been written about poor graduation rates at community colleges. The demand for better results continues unabated. But this year, like every year, thousands of community college students graduated.
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Online Offerings Are Maturing Even as Community College Enrollment Dips

Between 2012 and 2015, according to the report, full-time enrollment at two-year public institutions dipped by 9.5 percent, or nearly 690,000 students. As the economy has improved, community college enrollment has plunged, a trend has triggered budget cuts, reduced course offerings and resulted in layoffs at community colleges across the country.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Erie Hopes Third Time Is Charm for Creating a Community College

Then the director of the local chapter of the NAACP and a longtime community activist, Horton ran for the council seat held by Joe Giles, a fellow Democrat and a 32-year incumbent who had voted against the community college proposal. Horton made setting up a community college in the city the centerpiece of his campaign.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Reno Remaking Economy with Help from Carmaker and College

The selection, in 2014, capped an intense, high-stakes public competition. California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, all dangled hundreds of millions of dollars in incentives. In addition to providing the land for free — it was donated by a local landowner — Nevada crafted a $1.3 billion incentive package.

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