Community College News Now
by Associated Press

A Missouri lawmaker is pushing a bill that would require college students to pass a civics test before they’re issued a diploma. Republican Rep. Dean Dohrman introduced the bill to ensure Missouri’s college graduates understand U.S. civics, citizens’ rights and how the federal government functions, the Springfield News-Leader reported . “I hope to accomplish better […]

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by Ryan Quinn

The free community college bill backed by West Virginia’s governor and Senate president was introduced Monday, and the current version would benefit traditional college-age students and adults returning to school. Senate Bill 284 would require students to enroll in at least six credit hours per semester and pay for and pass a drug test before […]

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by Ashley Artrip and Zac Auter

Forty percent of recent associate degree graduates who had a relevant job or internship while in school had a good job waiting for them after graduation. By comparison, only 16% of those with a job or internship that was not relevant to their field of study had a good job waiting for them. Those without […]

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by Larry Gordon

The leaders of California’s three sectors of public higher education joined forces Wednesday to urge all undocumented students to take advantage of a recent court decision and reapply for protection against deportation under the DACA program. “Re-enroll now, re-apply now for DACA,” said University of California president Janet Napolitano, who formerly was U.S. Sec. of […]

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Tackle Debt

Tackle Debt

Students struggling to shoulder the burden of their college loans could find some relief in the reforms that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed. The state’s chief executive has pledged to try to help alleviate the fear that many students have when they apply for loans. A major problem in the past, it seems, is that […]

Exploited Adjuncts

Exploited Adjuncts

by Paul Johanson and Paul Mark

We know a woman who once earned about $9,000 per year, making her eligible for Section 8 housing, food stamps, fuel assistance, Medicaid, WIC, the Earned Income Credit and Head Start for her four children. You may be surprised that at the time, she was also a college professor. This was in the early ’90s, […]

Trump’s Comments

by Vincent Intondi

One of my favorite things to do at the beginning of each semester is to review the class rosters and scan all my students’ beautiful names-names like Samrawit, Priyanka, and Chukwuemeka to name a few. That is because I teach at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland. Out of the approximately 60,000 students who will […]