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2015 April 19 - 12:00 am

Wisconsin College Places Public Safety Training Under One Roof

Now, three years later, the college is fully realizing the result of the bond issue: a $35 million Public Safety Training Center, a sprawling, 75-acre complex on the grounds of an airport that takes a novel approach to the training for first responders.
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2015 March 30 - 12:00 am

League Conference Spotlights Growing International Skills Gap

BOSTON — The west-coast-based attendees of Innovations conference in Boston had barely shaken off their jet lag — exacerbated by a switch to Daylight Savings Time the same day the conference began — when a cascade of data certain to snap them out of their lethargy began to unfurl.
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2015 March 16 - 12:00 am

ACCT Legislative Summit Allows Leaders To Share Concerns

Duffy noted that he has two academic degrees, including a master’s in education. What he did not mention was his background: he is the most senior trustee at Elgin Community College (Ill.), having served on the board since 1975. He’s been elected to that body seven times.
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2015 March 6 - 12:00 am

College Fab Labs Spurring Creativity Among Students and Entrepreneurs

They had more modest, traditional goals in mind: more and better space for their engineering students; a place where students and the public alike could access advanced manufacturing and digital fabrication tools; a new home for its growing entrepreneurial program, said college President Daniel W.
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2015 February 16 - 12:00 am

Reports Link Strong Advising and Student Success

Anecdotes abound about students from difficult, impoverished backgrounds who overcome long odds to attend college and earn a degree. Due to their convenient locations, low tuition and open admissions policies, community colleges now enroll about 45 percent of all American college undergraduates.
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2015 February 4 - 12:00 am

College Leaders Welcome Spotlight but Seek More Details

They said that no matter how the proposal fared in the Republican-controlled Congress — and its prospects are dismal — it was important to at least start a conversation about higher education and the need to burnish American skills in an ever more competitive global economy.
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2014 November 10 - 12:00 am

Colleges Strive To Enlist, Support Women in STEM fields

On the one hand, the fact that some of the country’s industrial and technological giants are headed by women is an encouraging sign for a nation that is producing far too few female graduates in the STEM fields. Women looking for a STEM role model need only look at the list.
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2014 September 30 - 12:00 am

Aspen Prize Finalists Use Deep Data To Improve Outcomes

At about the same time that Chicago’s Kennedy-King College was basking in the glow of being named one of the country’s top community colleges, a 19-year old man was killed and two other people were wounded in a shooting in the Englewood neighborhood that’s home to the college.
News Features
2014 September 16 - 12:00 am

Ten Colleges Will Vie for Prestigious Award, $1 Million Prize

The institutions range from El Paso Community College in El Paso, Texas, with a majority Latino student body of about 40,000, to the tiny Lake Area Technical College in Watertown, S.D., with just 1,700 students, to the urban Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, located in the nation’s poorest congressional district in the Bronx, N.

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 mor... Full Story

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League Leads Effort To Embed Colleges In Public Health Education

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