Community College News Now

by Austin Walsh

Daniela Sanchez-Sevilla credited a program offering local community college students free tuition and additional educational support with putting her on the path to be the first person in her family to attend a four-year university. “I saw all my other peers kind of float around in their college journey and not really have direction,” Sanchez-Sevilla […]

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by WAVY Web Staff, Kara Dixon

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore and Tidewater Community College are opening a new space Monday to help families facing food insecurity. It’s called the Community Feed and is the second one opened on a TCC campus. The program launched in 2019 after TowneBank donated $250,000. The mixed-use space will be used […]

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by Steven Mayer

They tried to keep their choice a secret until the name was announced publicly at the Weill Institute in downtown Bakersfield on Monday. But, in horse racing parlance, one of three finalists for chancellorship of the sprawling Kern Community College District seemed to be a sure thing, a cinch, a lock, a shoo-in. “I can […]

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by Kate Bennett

First lady Jill Biden on Monday stepped up her call for affordable community college for all Americans who wish to attend, revisiting her support for free community colleges. 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

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