Community College News Now
by Monica Levitan

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning on asking lawmakers to approve a proposal that would give on-campus child care services for single parents enrolled at community colleges throughout the state. If approved, the proposal would establish the Family Empowerment Community College Pilot program for up to 400 community college students, according to ABC-affiliate station […]

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by Monica Levitan

Oregon Senate president Peter Courtney has proposed a new bill that could allow state community college to offer baccalaureate degrees. If approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Senate Bill 3 would permit two-year institutions to offer a select number of four-year degree programs. The process of gaining approval would take at least a year, […]

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by Monica Levitan

As part of her “Home for Opportunity Tour” throughout Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made several stops in West Michigan, where she met with the community about what work remains in order to improve access to education and opportunity in the state. Whitmer visited Kellogg Community College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College and took tours at […]

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by Sammy G. Allen

A revealing analysis of university faculty and students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) indicates that professors’ beliefs about intelligence play a measurable role in the success of STEM students, especially underrepresented minorities. “In a university-wide sample, we found that all students – and Black, Latino and Native American students in particular – earn significantly higher […]

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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