Community College News Now
by Betty Márquez Rosales

With reduced work hours and a baby on the way, Maraya Bermudez stocks up on groceries for the week at the food pantry on her community college campus. She frequented the Fullerton College food pantry sparingly during the school year, but she now goes every week to pick up bags that often include rice, beans, […]

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by Caroline Beck

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Community College System is asking Gov. Kay Ivey for over $95 million in coronavirus relief funds to improve its distance learning and technology capabilities in light of growing challenges created by the pandemic. The ACCS is requesting around $95.8 million to improve remote instruction and learning, including developing a ACCSOnline […]

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by Eesha Pendharkar

Maine’s community colleges will reopen campuses for limited hands-on instruction this fall and allow students back into dorms. The Maine Community College System’s announcement on Thursday follows the release of many other Maine colleges and universities’ plans to resume in-person instruction to a limited degree. Read More

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by Barbara Anderson

Illinois employers seeking job-ready talent now have a free resource to post jobs: the Illinois Community Colleges Jobs Consortium website, powered by College Central Network, Inc. (CCN). The website makes it both free and easy for all employers–large and small, public and private–to register just once and then post an unlimited number of jobs […]

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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