Community colleges

Free community college has different meanings in different places

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As community colleges and some states consider ways to take care of community college tuition, some focus on the best students, some on the lowest income, and some cast a wide net.

Promise programs thrive despite unanswered questions about long-term effects and sustainability

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"Promise program" scholarships are appealing to cities and counties looking to boost their local educational achievement. But it's too early to say for sure that the programs work.

Students accuse director of community college honor society of sexual harassment

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Former Phi Theta Kappa members accuse the community college honors society's leader of discrimination and sexual harassment, provoking an investigation and concerned letters from two college presidents.

Nearly half of four-year college graduates attended two-year college

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Study reveals nearly half of 4-year college graduates have attended a 2-year institution within 10 years of their college career.

Austin Community College's promising experiment with personalized remedial mathematics

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Austin Community College builds the world's largest learning lab in a former mall, using it for a personalized form of remedial math that is getting good results.

Proposal to rename Technical College System of Georgia draws opposition

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Georgia wants to force its technical colleges to use "career" in their names. Some educators say that would hurt their quality and confuse them with for-profits.

Arizona budget deal would eliminate all state funds for 3 large community college districts

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Budget deal between Arizona's Republican governor and legislative leaders would completely eliminate state support for 3 large community college districts -- and make deep cuts to universities as well.

Tulsa Community College's free-tuition program has paid off while inspiring others

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Tulsa Community College started offering free tuition eight years ago, helping to inspire Tennessee's program and, by extension, President Obama, while also boosting its degree production rates. 

Accelerated associate degree track at CUNY pays off and earns fans

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CUNY's accelerated degree program for community college students doubles graduation rates and is cost-effective, a study finds. And the model may be exported to three Ohio colleges.

Two-year colleges in Washington State expand competency-based project with business degree

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Eight Washington State community colleges will offer an online, competency-based business degree, as emerging form of higher education wins fans -- and some critics -- in the state.

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