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The California Community Colleges Board of Governors recently recognized Rio Hondo College as the recipient of the 2018-19 Exemplary Program Awards for its alternative fuels program. The schools that received honorable mentions include Riverside City College, Santa Barbara City College and Sierra College. “These colleges are successfully training students to combat climate change and sustainably […]

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by Monica Levitan

Senate Bill 1, legislation designed to provide greater access to community college career education and workforce training, has recently passed the West Virginia Senate Education Committee, but still has a ways to go before the possibility of becoming state legislation. The bill is also presented to the West Virginia Senate Finance Committee before it goes to the […]

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by Monica Levitan

Dr. Linda M. Thor, newly elected president of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board, has announced she will soon propose to bring back a previous board decision that stopped a “meet and confer” faculty negotiation process that the board ended last year. “Meet and confer” was previously used to negotiate faculty salaries and […]

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by Monica Levitan

Students at Mesalands Community College, located in Tucumcari, New Mexico, will now be able to pursue an associate’s degree program in Cowboy Arts. The program started around eight years ago as one class, a spur making class, and recently evolved into an associates of applied science degree, Cowboy Arts lead instructor Eddy Mardis told ABC7 […]

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Economist Not Accurate in Criticism of Ivy Tech Community College

by Sue Ellspermann and Chris Lowery

Developing an economy “built to last” is hard work. It was just a decade ago that numerous Indiana counties hit double digit unemployment rates during the Great Recession. We applauded the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and the local developers in our communities who attracted new jobs, regardless of their pay. These jobs augmented those provided […]

A Simple Proposal to Revive the American Dream

by Rahm Emanuel

During the industrial age, when high school was the gateway to the American dream, public-school systems covered the costs of earning a diploma. Today, however, as associate’s degrees have replaced high-school diplomas as the indispensable ticket into the middle class, families are forced to cover the costs of tuition and more. If the information-age economy […]

Renaming to Lively Technical College is a Good, Necessary Step Forward

by Mary Ann Lindley

Congratulations to the Leon County School Board for taking a significant step into the future by the simple renaming of Lively Technical Center. Its new name is Lively Technical College, a distinction that tells students it’s a new day. Read More