Community colleges

Kentucky will delay free community college scholarship

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A planned scholarship to provide students in Kentucky with free tuition for the first two years is put on ice for a year by the state's governor.

White House launches $100 million program to expand free community college

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The Obama administration announces a new $100 million competitive grants program to stimulate the expansion of free community college programs and connect college graduates to in-demand jobs.

New taxes helped City College of San Francisco survive, but that revenue dries up soon

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Taxpayers in California and San Francisco helped City College sort out its accreditation crisis and loss of a third of its students. But the new money runs dry soon, and faculty plan strike next week over brewing budget fight.

Private donors and businesses are backing free community college campaigns

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Businesses, nonprofits and communities are turning to private dollars for help in establishing free community college programs.

Public colleges may be responding to state performance funding by enrolling fewer low-income students

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State performance funding formulas lead to small decline in Pell revenue per student, new study finds, suggesting public colleges may be gaming formulas by enrolling fewer low-income students.

Florida's Indian River State College sees significant improvements in remediation

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A two-year college in Florida makes dramatic gains in developmental education course pass rates, even amid a state-mandated change to remedial education and the addition of performance funding.

Kentucky weighs free community college proposal

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Kentucky lawmakers mull a scholarship bill that could add the state to those offering free community college.

Pearson jumps into community college student recruiting with new Cincinnati State partnership

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Community colleges are getting creative with how they handle low enrollment and money problems. A two-year college in Ohio has gone farther than most by hiring education juggernaut Pearson to handle marketing, recruitment and retention of students.

Despite improved graduation rates, City Colleges of Chicago chancellor faces faculty unrest

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City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman, who is widely heralded for leading graduation-rate improvements, faces faculty unrest over new tuition rates and program consolidations.

A community college grapples with the implications of international student growth

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Community college in Washington State increasingly relies on international student revenue, but some faculty worry it is moving away from its mission of serving local residents.

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