Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California Community Colleges system, speaks at a podium with an American flag to his left and a California flag to his right.
Jun 17, 2022
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California Community Colleges system and a thought leader in community college circles, will step down to direct the College Futures Foundation.
Oct 29, 2019
The tech company is looking for different ways to fill “new-collar” jobs in its 360,000-employee workforce by adding digital badges and apprenticeships and deepening partnerships with community colleges.


Student transfer is an increasing priority for officials at two- and four-year colleges alike, but they blame each other for flaws in the process. Experts want them to focus on the students' needs.


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July 27, 2021
Going “beyond transfer,” national panel argues that achieving equity in higher education requires recognizing and crediting “all relevant learning” from wider variety of sources.
July 27, 2021
College of Marin leaders hope to use $2,000 grants to persuade more than 400 students who left during the pandemic to return and to entice others to enroll this fall.
July 21, 2021
The California Community Colleges system will require students to take an ethnic studies course. The new policy follows legislation that established a similar requirement at the California State University system last year.
July 20, 2021
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.
July 7, 2021
When Kingsborough Community College president Claudia Schrader couldn’t greet incoming students on campus, she went to visit them at home. She hopes to turn the “welcome wagon” into a Kingsborough tradition.
July 2, 2021
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.
July 2, 2021
More than half of CUNY community college students drop out within three years without a degree and struggle with hefty nontuition costs, a new report found. These are long-standing problems system leaders have tried combat.
July 1, 2021
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.
June 29, 2021
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.
June 24, 2021
The Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees has been roiled by conflict amid ongoing financial problems, according to a recent Alameda County civil grand jury report.



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