Community Colleges

Community Colleges
A group of people in yellow uniforms and hard hats conduct an underburn, an intentional fire to promote land health, on the forested campus of Feather River College.
Dec 05, 2022
The California Community Colleges and the California State University system are in a standoff over three proposals for community college baccalaureate programs.
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 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.
June 17, 2021
Santa Fe Community College cut academic programs and faculty after steep enrollment drops and revenue losses during the pandemic.
June 16, 2021
Multimillion-dollar gifts from MacKenzie Scott will allow community and regional colleges to build endowments, fund new student programs and jump-start internal fundraising efforts. Recipients hope other donors will follow suit.
June 14, 2021
The California Community College System could get a $170 million boost in state funding to hire full-time faculty members. The system's budget officers aren't thrilled about it.
June 11, 2021
To educate adult learners successfully, short-term credentials must build toward degrees, Paul Freedman and Paul LeBlanc argue.
June 11, 2021
The Caring Campus Initiative launched as a national effort to coach community college faculty and staff members on how to better connect with students. The pandemic forced participating campuses to foster a sense of belonging for students online.



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