Community College News Now
by Autumn A. Arnett

In Montana, a program partnership involving Miles Community College, Missoula College, local employers and the state’s Labor Department has led to the creation of a competency-based integrated apprenticeship program to simultaneously solve the worker shortage and student attritoin rates in the state. For the colleges, the major win is a guaranteed pool of students recruited […]

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by Associated Press

HASTINGS, Neb. — No matter the age of the student, instructor Susan Oliver knows studying and learning are a challenge on an empty stomach. It was with that in mind that she and a few other staff members at Central Community College-Hastings opened the Central Closet this semester. The closet, which opened in January, is […]

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by Lindsay Ellis

Low examination pass rates from Houston Community College’s vocational nursing graduates provoked state accreditors to block the school from enrolling new students to the program until scores improve. The Texas Board of Nursing placed the vocational nursing program, which grants certificates, on “conditional” status at its April meeting because less than 80 percent of graduates […]

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by Jamal Watson

NEW ORLEANS — Although Black students enroll in great numbers at America’s community colleges, the number of African-Americans who occupy the “C-suite” as chancellor, president or CEO remains embarrassingly low. Throughout the 1990s, the number of Black community college CEOs hovered at about 4.9 percent. Today, the number of Blacks who are community college presidents […]

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Thoughts on “Free” College

by Andrew Schwartz

I’m a fan of the Community College system. In general, I think it’s a wise move for an aspiring degree holder to attend a 2-year institution to get the general prerequisites out of the way prior to transferring to a 4-year university. It’s cheaper, and the delta in the quality of education (for those prerequisites) […]

A Sound Investment

by David Mitchell

As the 2017 legislative session nears its scheduled end, our representatives are hard at work in Olympia drafting a spending plan that will impact our students for years to come. Before our legislators wrap up their primary work for the year, we at Olympic College are urging them to recommit to Washington’s community and technical […]

Taking “Community” Out Community College

by Rob Miller

I write in response to The Bulletin’s April 8 editorial (“College cuts to test ‘top-heavy’ critique”). It reflects a flawed assumption that Connecticut’s community colleges may be overstaffed with “high-paid” administrators and supports action by the board of regents to consolidate the 12 colleges into a centrally managed college. I had the privilege of serving […]