Community College News Now
by Associated Press

In a story Dec. 7 about a plan to move seven of Oklahoma’s higher education institutions under the authority of larger governing boards, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a community college. It is a four-year public liberal arts university. A corrected version of the story […]

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by Louis Freedberg

With time running out on his governorship, Gov. Jerry Brown is pushing California’s 114-campus community college system to create one more college: a new fully online college that would have been unimaginable during his first term as governor. To that end, he met Wednesday with California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Vice Chancellor […]

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by Jake Jarvis

A growing percentage of high school graduates in West Virginia who attend the state’s public colleges need to take remedial classes to be ready for entry-level college classes. That’s according to a new report presented Thursday to the board that oversees West Virginia’s two-year colleges. About 31 percent of college-going students who graduated in the […]

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by Zachery Eanes

A year ago, Angela Cacace was cutting hair, a career she’d had since her early 20s. Now, the 30 year old is stepping into a new profession full time: construction. “As a woman, no one tells you to be a general contractor,” Cacace said. “I never thought it would have been a viable career option.” […]

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Go Where Talent Is

by Sheila Edwards Lange

Seattle’s technology industry has a diversity problem. While tech companies have publicly committed to changing their hiring practices, people of color and women are still being left out of what feels more and more like an exclusive club. Only one in five STEM workers identify as black or Latino, and less than 25 percent of […]

“Blind Auditions”

by Michelle R. Weise

When “The Voice” premiered in 2011, it distinguished itself from other televised singing contests by featuring a blind auditions phase. Contestants had 30 seconds to sing their hearts out while four rock-star judges sat with their backs turned to them. During that short 30-second interlude, each person had the opportunity to lure one or more […]

Grow Population

Grow Population

by Dr. Dustin Swanger

Community colleges, like Fulton-Montgomery Community College, have a complex mission. FM’s reads: “Fulton-Montgomery Community College provides accessible higher education and quality programs with a focus on student success. FM partners with the community through engagement in economic development and by providing cultural and intellectual opportunities.” The key point for this essay is the partnership with […]