Community College News Now
by Monica Levitan

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), which includes 13 public community colleges in the state, has struggled to increase graduation rates in previous years. That’s changed recently however, as the graduation rate has increased from 13.6 percent in 2010 to 25.4 percent. At a recent board quarterly meeting, Russ Deaton, the board’s executive vice chancellor […]

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by Monica Levitan

Wyoming’s seven community colleges have  been approved by the state legislature to offer Bachelor of Applied Science degrees to its students. This is a significant win for proponents who sought to strengthen degree attainment throughout the state. Wyoming conferred 1,802 bachelor’s degrees in 2008 and conferred 2,164 degrees in 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. […]

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by Monica Levitan

Oakton Community College, located in Des Plaines, Illinois, could become the first community college in the nation to offer a training program for medical marijuana. The community college is still awaiting approval for two new health care certificates, “Cannabis Dispensary and Patient Care Specialist” and “Perioperative Nursing” from the Illinois Community College Board. A third program, […]

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The Regional Board of Trustees at State University of New York (SUNY) Corning Community College has named Dr. William Mullaney its seventh president. He will begin his duties on July 1. “Dr. Mullaney brings a wealth of experience to the college and will be a strong partner with the community,” board of trustees chair Carl […]

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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