Community College News Now
by James Redmond

She’s a junior at Greeley West High School, and she’s spent a lot of time thinking about her future. She decided firefighting was something she wanted to consider. Tuesday afternoon, Reese and nine other high school-aged girls from northern Colorado practiced suiting up in the protective gear and breathing apparatuses firefighters use on the job […]

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by Brittany Murray

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Former students of West Virginia Business College feel a little more secure in their future in education thanks to the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia. The CTC organized workshops to connect former WVBC students to representatives from West Virginia Junior College, Pierpont Community and Technical College and WV Northern […]

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by Angela Mueller

St. Charles Community College’s part-time faculty members have ratified their first contract, which was approved by the college’s board on Monday. The four-year contract will increase wages and stabilize scheduling for the more than 250 part-time faculty members, who voted in March 2016 to unionize and join the Service Employees International Union Local 1. “This […]

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by Kevin Mahnken

As community colleges scramble to reform their remediation programs, many of their customers are still borrowing thousands of dollars to pay for classes that won’t award post-secondary credits. That’s the discouraging takeaway from Education Next’s long investigation today, in which author Timothy Pratt interviews two SUNY Adirondack students who have spent thousands on foundational coursework […]

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Tax Cut Robbery

by Josephine A. Bright

The belief that an education is the path to upward mobility lies at the heart of the American dream. But you’d never guess that from looking at Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year. Instead of helping low-income college students, Trump’s plan would kill or severely water down federal financial aid guidelines that […]

Translating Vision to Success

Translating Vision to Success

by Louis Freedberg

The stakes for the California community colleges — and California — are exceptionally high. The system serves 60 percent of all undergraduates in California — nearly three times the number enrolled in the University of California and California State University combined. One in 5 of the community college students in the U.S. attend one of […]

Partisan Split on Education’s Value

Partisan Split on Education’s Value

by Paul Wagner

There have been several recent news stories over the last several days about a study from the Pew Research Center that found a partisan divide regarding opinions on the perceived value of colleges and universities. As the executive director of the Council on Public Higher Education, the association of the 15 presidents and chancellors of […]