Community colleges

Groups band together to improve transfer pathways for community college students

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Improved transfer pathways from community colleges to four-year institutions may be the best answer to America's college completion woes, say three influential groups that will prod states and colleges on transfer.

Reverse transfer plans go beyond handing out degrees

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For some colleges, reverse transfer isn't just a way to hand out degrees to boost completion numbers.

Study find homelessness and food insecurity among community college students

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Study finds hundreds of students at 10 different community colleges reported homelessness, food insecurity or both.

Promise program sharply lifts Tennessee college freshman enrollment

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Tennessee Promise drives dramatic increases in freshman enrollments at the state's two-year institutions.

Foundation proposes a national transfer pathway partnership

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Edvance Foundation calls for a national college transfer partnership to improve graduation rates and access to four-year institutions.

Groups release principles for improving remedial education

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National organizations and states partner to develop a set of principles to guide reform efforts on remedial education.

Milwaukee technical college board under fire for lack of minority representation

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At Milwaukee Area Technical College, some students, faculty and community members feel the new, pro-business appointment process to the institution's board disenfranchises minorities.

Nonacademic skills test from ETS fills in blanks on student's likelihood of success

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Colleges are using a nonacademic skills test from ETS to try to boost graduation rates and in remedial course placement. One university gives the test to all its athletes.

Successful Long Beach Promise Program extends offer of free tuition from one semester to a year

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An influential free community college program that helped shaped President Obama's two-year America's College Promise initiative is expanding from one semester to two.

A national workforce and technology program earns bipartisan support

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NSF's Advanced Technological Education program, which helps community colleges train technicians and build ties to key industries, enjoys rare bipartisan support.

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