Survey of community college leaders reveals skepticism on implementing a national free tuition plan. Presidents support relatively new initiatives such as structured pathways and stackable credentials.
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Some California community colleges have 1,700 students per academic adviser. But a state law designed to protect faculty jobs may help prevent the hiring of more counselors.
Statewide reverse transfer agreements, in which four-year colleges grant associate degrees to students who transfer from community colleges, are spreading. The process isn't easy, but could help students and graduation rates.
California lawmaker wants to make two-tiered pricing at community colleges legal, partially to prevent minority students from attending for-profits. But critics say the bill opens door to privatization.
Amid a financial crisis, California's community college system proposes an end to students repeating courses they've already passed, particularly physical education and arts courses.
Early results suggest community colleges could see significant gains in efforts to move students through remedial mathematics, but they will need to adopt nontraditional approaches, write Anthony Bryk and Thomas Toch.
While more students are enrolling in online community college classes, institutions are struggling to maintain services.
Lone Star College has begun charging varying rates for courses systemwide, based on cost of delivery, and plans to add student success incentives, some of them financial.
Two community college leaders tell their colleagues they need to accept a permanent end to reliance on state and local funds -- and to focus on new ways to find money.
Major report from community college association sets broad goals for the sector, but is couched in familiar terms.
The Education Department plans to change widely disparaged federal definition of completion rate to include transfers and nontraditional students.
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