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Disparities in student transfers grew during pandemic

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New report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center finds equity gaps in transfer rates during the pandemic.

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North Idaho College board will meet to discuss president

Faculty and staff support the president. But his relationship with several trustees has deteriorated following a failed recall of the board chair.

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IBM software engineering apprentices can now turn their training into college credit

IBM software engineering apprentices can now translate their training into three semesters of college credit at participating institutions.

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Can transfer be fixed? Expert panel suggests remaking it instead

Going “beyond transfer,” national panel argues that achieving equity in higher education requires recognizing and crediting “all relevant learning” from wider variety of sources.

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California Community Colleges chancellor will advise Biden administration

Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California Community Colleges system, will temporarily serve as a special adviser in the U.S. Department of Education. The move was applauded by higher education leaders.

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The debate over using Pell Grant funds for very short-term vocational programs

A community college system leader and a higher education policy expert discuss the pros and cons of expanding the main federal financial aid program to include eight-week vocational programs.

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Report suggests algorithms can help fix remedial education

An experiment suggests colleges can help students bypass remedial courses for college-level classes by using algorithms instead of placement tests to predict academic outcomes.

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Maine community colleges train rural students for remote work

The Maine Community College System will train hundreds of rural students in remote work skills as the pandemic continues to shift the American job landscape.

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Some two-year colleges report summer enrollment up

Some two-year colleges are reporting that summer enrollment is up at their institutions.

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Santa Fe Community College cuts five programs

Santa Fe Community College cut academic programs and faculty after steep enrollment drops and revenue losses during the pandemic.

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