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Community colleges examining low and stagnant enrollments

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Some educators see other factors besides a recovering economy as a reasons why their enrollments are low.

Stackable credential pathways can lead to short-term certificates of questionable value

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Stackable credential pathways have plenty of promise, but a new study fuels worries about poorly designed programs shunting underrepresented student groups into short-term programs of questionable value.

Students who earn C's in gateway courses are less likely to graduate, new data show

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Data show that students who earn C's in foundational courses are much less likely to graduate. As a result, U of Arizona may require some C students to repeat a course.

Papers call for more targeted use of state funding for public colleges

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State dollars for public higher education would go farther, prominent researchers argue, if more of it went to open-access colleges and need-based aid.

Community college pilots course sections for African-American students

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Moraine Valley Community College limits enrollment in some sections of college success course to African-American students -- and raises eyebrows.

Free-college campaigns attempt to remain above politics

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Advocates of free community college initiatives want to remain nonpartisan, and sometimes that means altering the rhetoric.

Colleges rethink criminal justice training in rise of Black Lives Matter

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Shootings and debate over police tactics prompt changes in programs that train law enforcement officials.

Kentucky will delay free community college scholarship

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A planned scholarship to provide students in Kentucky with free tuition for the first two years is put on ice for a year by the state's governor.

White House launches $100 million program to expand free community college

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The Obama administration announces a new $100 million competitive grants program to stimulate the expansion of free community college programs and connect college graduates to in-demand jobs.

New taxes helped City College of San Francisco survive, but that revenue dries up soon

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Taxpayers in California and San Francisco helped City College sort out its accreditation crisis and loss of a third of its students. But the new money runs dry soon, and faculty plan strike next week over brewing budget fight.

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