Community College News Now
by Laura Leslie

Raleigh, N.C. — House lawmakers on Tuesday rolled out a spending package for the state’s community college system. Senate Bill 61 appropriates nearly $1.2 billion in operating funds for each of the next two years. It’s the latest in a string of “mini-budgets” – smaller spending measures that lawmakers are passing while the larger state […]

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by Rick Boone

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A sign about black men posted at a Sacramento-area college caused some deep racial tension on campus. The sign read: “Masculine Black Men; Check Your Male Privilege Before Entering.” Some students say the sign is part of a long list of racist acts at their school. “We should not have to tolerate […]

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For years, federal data essentially ignored the outcomes of the typical community college student. The official Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) graduation rate counted only students who had enrolled in college for the first time and attended full time. It did not count transfer students or part-time students, even though 65 percent of community […]

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by Laura Pappano

Community colleges are the workhorses of higher education. They don’t charge a lot and they take everybody. It’s why nearly a third of college students in the United States attend one. They often are treated as places where workers retrain, add technical skills and earn job certifications.But they also have a quieter role, helping students […]

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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