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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Students already have the option of low-cost courses at community colleges -- with instructors who can provide feedback.
Looking at the motives.
2-year colleges can go a few weeks without serious financial difficulties, officials say.
The "last bastion of prejudice in higher education," according to Cynthia Johnson, is the belief that developmentally disabled students don't have a place in colleges.
These students, many of whom would have been called mentally retarded in an earlier era, have a range of skills. And while a growing number of colleges have created a few programs or certificates for such students, Johnson is running a program that is moving to another level.
Compton Community College may lose accreditation because of management problems, but students will lose the most.
For first time, Palomar College provides office space so part-timers don't have to meet with students in hallways.
At 2 community colleges, student editors and administrators try to work out their differences, with mixed success.
Appropriations Committee endorses $50 increase in Pell maximum and minuscule boost for NIH.
Study suggests new approach may help community colleges with retention and graduation rates.
Following a scandal, Georgia technical colleges enforce a strict anti-nepotism rule.
Money is tight in House spending plan for education programs and NIH, but panel reverses most cuts proposed by Bush administration.
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