Community colleges

Connecticut merges community colleges and four-year system

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Connecticut is merging higher education systems to save money and improve degree production. The still-forming board is working to convince community colleges they won't get lost in the shuffle.

Foundation calls for statewide community college board in Massachusetts

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An influential foundation says Massachusetts' community colleges need to do better on workforce development, and calls for more direct oversight by the state.

Advocates say public money for open educational resources is smart investment

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Advocates argue that public money for open educational resources is a sound investment.

Community college president's controversial contract renewal

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Luzerne County Community College is on probation with its accreditor, in part because of concerns about leadership. But the president, who was hired without a search, may have his contract renewed.

College degrees increasingly help firefighters get ahead

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A fire chief without a college education sparks disagreement about growing value of degrees for firefighters.

California community college task force pushes big changes

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Task force wants California's community colleges to focus on students who are more likely to graduate. Can that approach fly in a state where access always comes first?

California changes law on how community colleges are financed

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California law alters how community colleges are financed -- and may fix problems that have plagued system since passage of Prop 13.

California community colleges toughen academic requirements

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California's community colleges toughen graduation requirements. Some see changes as overdue; others fear standards are too high.

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