Community College News Now
by Henry Kronk

While traditional college educations haven’t seen much change in format for decades, if not centuries, alternative education has relentlessly diversified in the past few years. Learning programs have grown shorter and shorter, resulting in various certifications from private educators that can be attained in a matter of months. They’ve also grown more intense. Coding bootcamps […]

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by Roy Maurer

Here’s a quick rundown of three bills from the 2017-2018 Congress that would have a positive impact on closing the national skills gap, according to workforce development advocates. All three of the bills have been referred to their respective committees. Another, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, passed the House […]

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by Tiffany Pennamon

A new majority of college students are more independent than students in previous years, according to a report released today. The Institute For Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) has released a new briefing paper that indicates that college students are now more likely than not to be financially independent from their parents. A majority of this […]

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by Jamal Watson

NASHVILLE — Advancing equity, strengthening advising and improving pedagogy and curriculum were among the issues explored this week at the annual meeting of Achieving the Dream. The four-day conference, now in its 14th year, has been an opportunity for community college leaders to share best practices on a wide array of topics that range from […]

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Stun Guns on Campus

by Tim Wiederaenders

With great regret America witnessed another senseless act of killing this past week. A high school in Parkland, Florida, was the site of the worst school shooting — with 17 dead — since the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, which claimed 26 lives. It joins too many similar incidents in recent years (the exact […]

Narrowing Education?

by Jennifer Berkshire / AlterNet

When California home health aide Maya Luna signed up for community college several years ago, she was after one thing: a better paying job. But taking classes in subjects like history, anthropology and art ignited a love of learning she didn’t know she had, and transformed her into a community activist. A clear success, right? […]

It’s a Start

by Gustavo Arellano

I’m teaching a journalism class this spring semester at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, where much has changed since I attended 20 years ago as a film major. There’s a new library, for one, and a snazzy baseball field. The gigantic parking lot where I’d sleep in my ’83 Corvette between lectures now has […]