Community College News Now

by Sofía Hernández Carrillo

The Cannabis Education Center at Holyoke Community College has announced that they are offering scholarships to students who enroll in its March 2021 cannabis training program. The two-day “Cannabis Core” training will begin on March 20, and end on March 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The training program will be broken down into […]

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by Riley Murdock

Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley and State Rep. Cynthia Neeley, D-Flint, took part in a Zoom press conference Monday to promote a new program that provides free community college tuition to eligible Michiganders. Launched at the beginning of February, the Michigan Reconnect program is building on the success of the state’s Futures for Frontliners program, which has […]

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by Jessica Ruf

Louisiana health care provider Ochsner Health has committed $20 million to the nursing program at Delgado Community College in New Orleans. The announcement comes as the Louisiana State Board of Nursing forecasts a significant shortage of nurses across the state over the next several years. Read More

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by Thomas Peele and Daniel J. Willis

At a time of renewed focus on race and equity across academia, the nation’s largest higher-education system is saddled with a byzantine and failing strategy to diversify its teaching ranks to more closely reflect its student body. California’s 115 community colleges, serving a diverse student body of more than 1.2 million full-time students, rely on […]

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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