Obama unveils new push for national free community college

The president formally unveils new advisory board to further push the efforts of America's College Promise plan that would make two years of community college free nationally.

Outsourced employee-style counseling can work for first-generation college students

Outsourced counseling designed as an employee benefit helps low-income students succeed in college, the Dell Scholars Program finds, and colleges may be following suit.

First batch of Tennessee Promise students kick off academic year

Tennessee is enrolling far more community college students than had been expected in program that is model for Obama proposal.

Lawmakers consider merging Wisconsin's two-year college systems

Wisconsin legislators ponder merging state's two-year college systems. Some faculty are concerned a merger would threaten the systems' different missions and damage general education.

Adjunct faculty at Florida SouthWestern see cuts as full-time professors get increases


Florida SouthWestern's salary decisions raise questions about equity between part-time and full-time faculty.

California's reinvestment in student aid could hint toward move for free two-year college

California is investing money in expanding aid programs that benefit its community college students, which could be a sign that free two-year college is a possibility.

Oregon passes free community college bill as congressional Democrats introduce federal version

Obama's plan lives on, with newly proposed federal legislation. But the real action is happening in states and cities, most notably with Oregon following Tennessee's lead with a statewide version.

Florida's remedial law leads to decreasing pass rates in math and English

More students at Florida's two-year colleges are failing college-level courses in the aftermath of a new state law that allows them to skip remediation.

ACT drops popular Compass placement test, acknowledging its predictive limits

ACT decides to drop its popular Compass placement test, with a nod toward research showing that Compass funnels too many community college students into remedial courses.

Community colleges team up with employers on skills development

Employers and community colleges team up to design new courses and alternative credentials that attempt to close the skills gap by better preparing students for jobs.


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