Private donors and businesses are backing free community college campaigns

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Businesses, nonprofits and communities are turning to private dollars for help in establishing free community college programs.

Florida's Indian River State College sees significant improvements in remediation

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A two-year college in Florida makes dramatic gains in developmental education course pass rates, even amid a state-mandated change to remedial education and the addition of performance funding.

Kentucky weighs free community college proposal

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Kentucky lawmakers mull a scholarship bill that could add the state to those offering free community college.

Pearson jumps into community college student recruiting with new Cincinnati State partnership

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Community colleges are getting creative with how they handle low enrollment and money problems. A two-year college in Ohio has gone farther than most by hiring education juggernaut Pearson to handle marketing, recruitment and retention of students.

Despite improved graduation rates, City Colleges of Chicago chancellor faces faculty unrest

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City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman, who is widely heralded for leading graduation-rate improvements, faces faculty unrest over new tuition rates and program consolidations.

Washington state community college leaders work to get ERP software rollout back on track

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An error-riddled software pilot in Washington State highlights the challenges colleges face when they replace systems that power virtually every process on campus.

When students enroll in college, geography matters more than policy makers think

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Most public college students enroll within 50 miles of home, so location is more influential than policy makers think, a new study finds.

New Complete College America data on remediation show progress

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New report from Complete College America gives a first look at how pairing additional resources with introductory college courses can help students who need remediation.

A community college grapples with the implications of international student growth

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Community college in Washington State increasingly relies on international student revenue, but some faculty worry it is moving away from its mission of serving local residents.

Florida community college to consider salary bids from potential faculty members

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One, two, three -- sold to the lowest bidder? State College of Florida at Manatee-Sarasota is considering making faculty hiring decisions based in part on how low an instructor is willing to go on salary.


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