Community College News Now
by Tiffany Pennamon

In early August, more than three dozen Tribal College and University (TCU) presidents arrived at the woodland headquarters of Educational Testing Service for a first-of-its-kind presidential convening in Princeton, New Jersey. For most, the convening at the Chauncey Hotel and Conference Center was a reunion of long-time acquaintances to learn new strategies and initiatives to […]

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by Associated Press

MORGANTON, N.C. —A community college is helping North Carolina turkey farmers process their birds in time for the holidays after the only Animal Welfare Act-approved poultry processing facility in the region closed last month. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the Western Piedmont Community College Sustainable Agriculture Program has received a special exemption from the North Carolina […]

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by Shane Savitsky

In a potential threat to future U.S. innovation, new international enrollment at U.S. colleges is down for the first time in more than a decade, according to a new report. It is the first hard sign that the Trump administration’s rhetoric may be frightening away some of the world’s best and brightest who traditionally have […]

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by Darren Johnson

Community college students need better access to nutritious food – which helps them to not only persist physically, but also academically. Otherwise, lack of “food security” leads to lower grades and a higher drop-out rate. Fifty-six percent of community college students reported they have “low” or “very low” levels of food security, according to a […]

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Barriers to Training

Barriers to Training

by Diane Auer Jones

The earnings associated with postsecondary education vary significantly based on one’s major and career path, among other things. Some certificate and associate degree programs in technical and allied health fields at community colleges can result in higher earnings than some bachelor’s degree programs. Despite evidence that vocational subbaccalaureate certificates and degrees have a relatively high […]

Playing Games

by Andy Shaw

Elected officials love to christen and launch their government programs with pretentious titles that imply a gravitas or nobility of purpose that’s often dashed on the sharp rocks of political reality. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda, for example, hasn’t turned around our dystopian Statehouse; the Chicago Housing Authority’s Plan for Transformation hasn’t transformed the lives […]

Free Speech Zone

by The Editorial Board

America’s colleges should be bastions of free speech, places where ideas can be freely expressed, exchanged and debated. On too many college campuses, this expectation is thwarted, with free speech often restricted by arbitrary administrative regulations. One local example is the case of Pierce College student Kevin Shaw, who dared to distribute copies of the […]