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Community college students who take out small federal loans are more likely to default, new report finds, and most defaulters earned fewer than 15 credits and never made a payment on their debt.
Wisconsin legislators ponder merging state's two-year college systems. Some faculty are concerned a merger would threaten the systems' different missions and damage general education.
College-match discussion should be about typical students and colleges, experts say at conference, not just whether high-performing, low-income students get into elite colleges.
California is investing money in expanding aid programs that benefit its community college students, which could be a sign that free two-year college is a possibility.
Obama's plan lives on, with newly proposed federal legislation. But the real action is happening in states and cities, most notably with Oregon following Tennessee's lead with a statewide version.
More students at Florida's two-year colleges are failing college-level courses in the aftermath of a new state law that allows them to skip remediation.
ACT decides to drop its popular Compass placement test, with a nod toward research showing that Compass funnels too many community college students into remedial courses.
Employers and community colleges team up to design new courses and alternative credentials that attempt to close the skills gap by better preparing students for jobs.
Sinclair Community College boosted student completion rates by 75 percent, but to sharpen its focus, the college began cutting some of its more than 100 completion-related projects.
Community colleges with many low-income students should receive additional funding, as high-poverty schools in the K-12 sector do, new report urges.
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