Community College News Now
by Katharine Webster

Nearly 20 community college students who plan to transfer to the university took one of three STEM classes on campus this summer. For free. The classes – Surveying I, Physical Properties of Matter and Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology – are paid for by a state STEM Starter Grant aimed at encouraging community college […]

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by Peter Hans

More North Carolinians need education beyond high school to prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Recently, leaders in our state agreed that we must have a plan to make North Carolina more competitive in the future. Our new statewide educational attainment goal is to have 2 million people with a high-quality college degree […]

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by Rachel Wulff

A proposed bill would require community colleges to provide overnight parking facilities to homeless students. Some call it a “well-intended idea” while others are concerned. Sacramento City College has 22,000 students between all of their campuses, and based on a recent study, one in five students have been homeless in the past year. Kimberly Bautista is […]

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by Nancy Lee Sánchez

The pipeline for getting more Americans a college degree has sprung some leaks. A plurality of students who earn bachelor’s degrees do so by starting out at a community college. This is especially true for first-generation students and those from lower-income households, especially minorities. In a real sense, community colleges represent their most likely pathway […]

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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