Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Jul 17, 2014
Declining enrollment in the post-recession period leaves community colleges with little room for error. A Virginia college found out the hard way.

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Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 17, 2014 - 9:38pm

Creating vs. analyzing, and a supervillain to be taken seriously.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 16, 2014 - 9:18pm

A full critique of a new book about community colleges.

 

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April 12, 2012

The Education Department plans to change widely disparaged federal definition of completion rate to include transfers and nontraditional students.

April 9, 2012

Santa Monica, amid growing opposition, agrees to indefinite delay in two-tiered pricing plan that was seen as antithetical to community college ideals.

April 9, 2012

Despite the uproar over Santa Monica, differential tuition has become normal at many public universities and is making inroads in community colleges.

April 5, 2012

City Colleges of Chicago and union representing adult education instructors agree to bonus pay based on student performance.

March 30, 2012

Satirical fiction is targeting community colleges, which may be sign of the sector's deepening societal relevance.

March 27, 2012

The percentage of degree holders hasn't increased much during the Lumina Foundation's three-year push, but policy makers have jumped on the "completion agenda" bandwagon.

March 14, 2012

With California's community colleges facing challenges that many say are insurmountable, the system begins to search for a new chancellor.

March 12, 2012

Project links pregnancy planning with finishing degrees, and brings edgy course content to two-year college curriculums.

February 29, 2012

Standardized tests are placing community college students who are ready for college into remedial classes, two studies find, making them less likely to earn degrees.

February 28, 2012

New study finds that one-third of students attend at least two colleges. Their most common transfer destination: community colleges.

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