Community Colleges

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Apr 17, 2014
The White House talks up $550 million in job training programs aimed at community colleges, including $100 million in new funding for apprenticeships.

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March 7, 2007
As most of American higher education has over time abandoned the idea that the best way to ensure access to college is by keeping tuitions low, California has clung to the principle as it was laid out in the state's 1960 master plan for higher education. To this day, students at its community colleges pay by far the country's lowest "fees" (a phrase the state uses in lieu of tuition).
February 21, 2007
Indiana U. takes close look at program to award degrees for 3 years of community college work and 1 year of online courses.
February 2, 2007
Researchers say California policies on community colleges, with focus on access, have inadvertently built barriers to degree completion.
January 24, 2007
At Minnesota’s Hibbing Community College, football stats tell a tale but, as surely as looking at rushing yards without passing could slant any analysis, here too are numbers most meaningful when read in formation:
December 20, 2006
State and local community college panels in North Carolina tangle over a range of oversight issues.
December 19, 2006
Community colleges enroll almost half of undergraduates and large shares of the minority and low-income students in higher education today. Yet these institutions frequently struggle to receive public attention -- and funds. A new collection of essays -- Defending the Community College Equity Agenda -- has just been published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
December 8, 2006
A union at the Community College of Philadelphia calls for greater financial transparency.
December 4, 2006
Researchers find that the quality of lower division courses may have more impact than students realize.
December 1, 2006
Jane Arnold writes that in debating accountability, we need to remember that definitions of excellence have evolved over time and may need to change again.
November 29, 2006
Pima Community College tries a new approach to help students tune up on ethics and academics.

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