Community College News Now
by Paul Leighton

North Shore Community College has received the largest gift in the college’s history, a $1.765 million donation that will be used to create a simulation health care center, the college announced Tuesday. The gift came from Beverly residents Henry and Donna Bertolon and their children. Donna Bertolon graduated from North Shore Community College in 1972. […]

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by Chris Kaergard

A federal grant will allow Illinois Central College to build a new, expanded workforce-training building that could open by late 2020 or early 2021. The $3 million Economic Development Administration grant for ICC’s Workforce Sustainability Center was announced Tuesday afternoon by U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood’s office. Read More

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by Fox47

Faculty members at Minnesota’s community colleges could be getting nearly $2-million in back pay. Educators have filed more than $100,000 in claims for lost wages so far. The union representing them has argued that Minnesota’s two-year institutions do not properly pay faculty who take on special assignments such as overseeing independent studies, labs, and internships. […]

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by Heather Kemp

Having student representatives on Yuba Community College District’s Board of Trustees is one way to ensure the voices of the population it serves are heard when decisions are being made. In the 2019-20 academic year, 19-year-old sociology major Lizette Valdovinos is taking on the role of student trustee for Woodland Community College. The Woodland High […]

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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