Community College News Now
by Adaure Achumba

GREENSBORO, N.C. — New information is giving insight into the magnitude of a data breach that occurred at Guilford Technical Community College last month.  Various personal information ranging from Social Security numbers, names, email, and home addresses, as well as dates of birth belonging to current or former staff and students, are now in the […]

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by Adaure Achumba

More women are in leadership positions within the California Community Colleges for the first time in history, according to a study from the Community College League of California. The CEO Tenure & Retention study, released Tuesday, found 59 out of 139 chancellor or president positions across the 116 campuses were held by women, as of April […]

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Six Minnesota community colleges are now offering two-year degree programs with courses using free educational material, removing the need to buy textbooks, The Star Tribune reported. Anoka-Ramsey Community College; Lake Superior College; Minneapolis Community and Technical College; Mesabi Range College and Northland Community and Technical College started offering Z-degrees – zero-textbook-cost associate programs – this fall. Central […]

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New research from the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) found that the majority of students who attend community college also work simultaneously. The report, “The Intersection of Work and Learning,” surveyed almost 25,000 students entering 74 colleges during the fall 2019 semester. “[Working students] are our future and we need to invest in our […]

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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

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