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Promise programs thrive despite unanswered questions about long-term effects and sustainability

"Promise program" scholarships are appealing to cities and counties looking to boost their local educational achievement. But it's too early to say for sure that the programs work.

Old Dominion U.'s new shipbuilding apprenticeships come with a bachelor's degree

New shipbuilding apprenticeship at Old Dominion University may be first of its kind to include a bachelor's degree, paid for by the shipyard, which also kicks in at least $225,000 during each apprentice's course.

Students accuse director of community college honor society of sexual harassment

Former Phi Theta Kappa members accuse the community college honors society's leader of discrimination and sexual harassment, provoking an investigation and concerned letters from two college presidents.

Nearly half of four-year college graduates attended two-year college

Study reveals nearly half of 4-year college graduates have attended a 2-year institution within 10 years of their college career.

Austin Community College's promising experiment with personalized remedial mathematics

Austin Community College builds the world's largest learning lab in a former mall, using it for a personalized form of remedial math that is getting good results.

High Tenn. Promise participation numbers boost FAFSA completion rates in state

Early participation numbers for Tennessee's free community college program show demand remains high, with students completing federal aid applications at record rates.

Proposal to rename Technical College System of Georgia draws opposition

Georgia wants to force its technical colleges to use "career" in their names. Some educators say that would hurt their quality and confuse them with for-profits.

Arizona unprecedented in defunding community colleges

State officials' decision to completely cut funding for some community colleges is unprecedented.

Arizona budget deal would eliminate all state funds for 3 large community college districts

Budget deal between Arizona's Republican governor and legislative leaders would completely eliminate state support for 3 large community college districts -- and make deep cuts to universities as well.

Tulsa Community College's free-tuition program has paid off while inspiring others

Tulsa Community College started offering free tuition eight years ago, helping to inspire Tennessee's program and, by extension, President Obama, while also boosting its degree production rates. 

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