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Instructors at Clark College could go on strike next month if administration doesn’t agree to long-overdue catch-up raises. In a Dec. 7 meeting attended by as many as 300 part-time and full-time faculty, the vote was unanimous to give the union executive committee authority to call a strike. Clark College Association for Higher Education (CCAHE), […]

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by Gayla Cawley

 LYNN — For many North Shore Community College students struggling with hunger and homelessness, doing well in school can be especially challenging, said college President Patricia Gentile. North Shore Community College (NSCC) is working to address the pervasive issue by partnering with a mobile housing app, Nesterly, to match its homeless students with affordable housing […]

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by Jaime Baker

WHEELING, W.Va. — According to West Virginia’s Higher Education oversight, numbers are up at community colleges across the state. This comes after the start of free tuition programs. West Virginia Northern Community College officials say they haven’t seen any major rises in enrollment, but they are expecting it to come in the future. Read More

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by Katie Bandish

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — Community colleges are known for their affordable prices. But, a new report from College Board found: Pennsylvania community college tuition spiked. According to this College Board report, Pennsylvania’s community college costs had the 20th largest increase across the country and local community colleges say they aren’t surprised. Read More

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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