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2016 February 29 - 12:00 am

Advising Program Must Be In Place for Every Student at Every College

There is a growing assertiveness in the language used to address the challenges we are facing in community colleges, particularly the challenges we face in trying to meet the goals of the Completion Agenda: “mandatory” placement, “disruptive”...
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2015 September 27 - 12:00 am

Structural Change Imperative before Investing Billions in Free College

In January 2015, President Obama launched America’s College Promise, calling for a national tuition-free community college system that would cost $60 billion in federal funds and $20 billion in state funds over a 10-year period.
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2014 April 14 - 12:00 am
In The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, T. S. Eliot’s main character asks, “Do I dare to disturb the universe?” His question has echoed throughout the world; however, it is rarely answered in the affirmative by people we wish had courage and gumption — politicians, bureaucrats, religious leaders and sadly, educators.

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

Community colleges long ago cemented their place as a central and critical contributor to the country’s health care wo... Full Story