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In California, New Debate Over an Old Funding Law

The Fifty Percent Law, enacted more than 50 years ago, requires community colleges in the state to spend at least half their budget on instruction.

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Attacks on DEI Jeopardize College-Employer Partnerships

State restrictions risk undermining efforts to create a more racially equitable workforce, Kermit Kaleba and Kysha Wright Frazier write.

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How Community College Alumni View the Value of Higher Ed

Report finds fewer than half of community college alumni believe their degree helped advance their career.

Faculty Members Unionize at 2 Maryland Community Colleges

Full-time faculty members have unionized at two Maryland community colleges. Erica Snipes, the Maryland Public Employee Relations Board’s acting executive...
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The Case for Corequisite Support in Dual Enrollment

Corequisite supports could reduce inequities in what’s proven to be an important pathway for preparing students to enroll and succeed in college, Jennifer Zinth and Elisabeth A. Barnett write.

Community College Agrees to Address Racial Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement agreement with Highland Community College in Kansas on Monday after investigating the...
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Community Colleges Double Down on Dual Enrollment

The programs are a consistent source of students and revenue for colleges with declining enrollments, especially if students stay on after graduating from high school.

Students in Penn State sweatshirts walk on the Penn State Shenango campus.

2-Year College May Move to Penn State Campus

Butler County Community College and Penn State Shenango are considering sharing a campus as the state wrestles with demographic shifts and declining enrollment.