Community colleges

Bipartisan support for bringing back federal aid for 'ability-to-benefit' students

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Community colleges gain traction in push to reinstate federal aid for students without a high school diploma, less so for bringing back "summer Pell."

Chicago joins Tennessee with tuition-free community college plan

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Momentum and criticism build for tuition-free community college plans, but even some skeptics say scholarships in Tennessee and Chicago could bring in more low-income students.

Reading Apprenticeship Program helps instructors across disciplines teach reading

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Community college instructors across disciplines can teach reading comprehension, thanks to an expanding training program that is winning believers.

Online learning push continues in California, but with approach faculty groups appreciate

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California's Democratic leaders have taken a gentler approach in push for the state's colleges to get creative with online courses, including with a $50 million award fund.

Bill Haslam's free community college plan and how Tennessee is grabbing the spotlight in higher education policy

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Tennessee's Republican governor, Bill Haslam, is big on accountability in higher education -- and he backs it up with state funding. He also staked his legacy to making community college tuition-free.

 

Community college that serves Ferguson, Mo., has high aspirations -- but low graduation rates

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The community college that serves students not unlike Michael Brown is a local hub important enough that Attorney General Holder made the campus his first stop. Local students see the college as a way out.

Community colleges and for-profits fare similarly in new study of employer responses

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Employers view for-profits and community colleges equally on job applications, a novel study finds, but what that means is in the eye of the beholder.

Looming default rates could penalize community colleges where few students borrow

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Community colleges ask Washington for help on a federal loan-default measure they say is snagging colleges where relatively few students borrow.

Clearinghouse report identifies 31 million who attended college but didn't complete

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New data on the 31 million Americans who attended college but failed to earn a credential, including details about 4 million who are almost there.

Community college president's leaked email shows plan to trade political support for state funds

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A leaked email shows a community college president's attempt to pressure a governor for $20 million in state funds -- even though the college had already finished the project for which the money was appropriated.

 

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