Community College News Now
by Joe Zlomek

POTTSTOWN PA – Biotechnology program alumni from Montgomery County Community College are among researchers on the front line in the nation’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve helped develop an antibody being used to detect the virus in patient testing samples. Alumni Amber Sawyer, Sean Heron and Seethal Meda are employees at Limerick Township-based Rockland […]

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by Matthew Rink

Erie County’s prolonged fight for a community college is about to get even longer. In an appeal filed Friday with the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, state Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati is challenging the state Board of Education’s July 8 decision to approve the county’s community college application. Read More

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by Larry Hendricks

Veterans who have served their country return to civilian life and often want to begin a college career. They’ve lived a little life after high school. They have common experiences from being in the military. And they, typically, have very specific goals when it comes to what they want from their education. Read More

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by Elyssa Cherney

Faculty and staff at City Colleges of Chicago are threatening to hold their first strike in more than a decade if administrators don’t allow all employees to work from home when fall classes begin in late August. While most instructors have been approved to teach remotely next semester, about 450 employees, including academic advisers and […]

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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