Community College News Now
by Chad Felton

In her 23 years at Lakeland Community College, Professor and Co-chair of Mechanical Engineering Debbie Lozano has never seen anything quite like it. “It’s absolutely overwhelming,” she said. “I never dreamed I’d see a student like this. He went at it hard every step of the way. We went out of our way to adjust our […]

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by Danielle Nelson

A man has been sentenced to prison for committing student loan and grant fraud and tax fraud. U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney ruled Brandon Kenon Rogers, 31, will spend two years in prison and ordered him to pay $128,746 in restitution after he pled guilty to defrauding the U.S. Department of Education. Rogers obtained the […]

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by Lauren Anderson

Milwaukee Area Technical College announced today it is launching a free tuition program aimed at helping qualifying Milwaukee area adults complete their associate degree and bridging the region’s skills gap. The program, called the MATC Promise for Adults, will cover tuition costs for students 24 years and older who are living in the MATC district and have […]

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by Adam Harris

Two surveys last year painted an unambiguous picture: Republicans had soured on higher education. They thought colleges had a negative impact on the country and the “way things were going.” But a new survey shows that Americans’ attitudes towards higher education—regardless of political affiliation—are a little more complex. Not only do Americans value education after high school, many of […]

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Fix Pell

by Derek Newton

According to the College Board, in 2016-17, more than 7 million American college students received the Pell Grant, the most common and largest form of higher education grant for those with financial need. And although it is awarded to students, Pell Grants have long been an indirect subsidy for colleges and universities. Pell Grant awards put billions […]

California Funding Formula

by Randy Beach, Julie Bruno

With the release of Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal, faculty in the California Community Colleges system are concerned. The broadest goals of Gov. Brown’s proposed changes to the funding formula are noble and supported by the faculty who work every day with students and witness firsthand their challenges. Faculty applaud thoughtful and effective efforts […]

Rethinking Transfers

by Cassidy Bartolo

Every year, students have to fight to prove their way into universities that get more and more competitive. California is filled with a plethora of amazing, accredited colleges to fit everyone’s interests and personalities. There are many routes a student may take to getting into college: some may leave straight from high school to their […]