Community College News Now
by Jeffrey R. Young

Though some of the earliest adopters of online education were community colleges, these schools aren’t often the focal point of higher-ed innovation and change. Rufus Glasper, CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College, wants leaders to start thinking differently about that. EdSurge sat down with Glasper earlier this month at the ASU+GSV […]

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by Amy Beth Hanson

The U.S. Department of Education will reconsider awarding grants to dozens of programs that help low-income students prepare for college after their initial applications were rejected due to formatting errors such as not being double-spaced, a House subcommittee was told Wednesday. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was asked about the 77 rejected applications from universities and […]

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by Anne Ryman

An investigation by an outside law firm has found no evidence to support employee claims that email was monitored, documents were forged and employees were retaliated against in the state’s largest community-college system. Maricopa Community Colleges Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick said the two-month investigation she authorized found no evidence to substantiate those claims; however, the review […]

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by Teen Vogue

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed the Tennessee Reconnect Act into law Wednesday, making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer free college for all citizens. The act allows all citizens – both high school graduates and adults – the chance to earn a postsecondary degree or certificate free of tuition and fees and […]

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Singing Praises

by Jessica Cabe

With graduation in the air and in light of Colorado Mountain College’s 50th anniversary, I’ve had community college on the brain. Though CMC does offer five bachelor’s degrees and associate degrees, non-credit continuing education classes are its staples. And the flexible, innovative nature of CMC represents the spirit of community colleges much more than that […]

Solution to a Nursing Crisis

by Richard Rhodes and Yvonne VanDyke

Texas needs to allow community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees in select high-demand fields, including nursing, to meet employer demands. Today in Central Texas, there are more than 5,000 job postings for registered nurses (RNs). Senate Bill 2118, under consideration by the Legislature, would allow Austin Community College (ACC) to provide about 500 additional nurses […]

Starting Is Not the Same as Graduating

by Darla Mercado

It’s no secret that attending a community college can be a stepping stone toward obtaining a bachelor’s degree. However, few of these students actually get there within four years. Just 16 percent of students who began their education at a community college in 2010 successfully wrapped up their degree at a four-year school by spring […]