Community College News Now
by Tatum Guinn

MIDLAND – West Texas community college students are rallying together for students impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Midland College and Howard College have teamed up to ‘adopt’ two Houston area community colleges that were devastated by the hurricane. Reports of lost personal property, technology and other education material are coming in. Student organizations at both colleges […]

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by Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — College is a challenge for the best of students. But what if you are a foster child that has aged out of the system? Four local colleges are stepping up to lend a hand. Temple, West Chester and Cabrini Universities and the Community College of Philadelphia want to help foster teens heading […]

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by Rafael Guerrero

While Elgin is not near any Confederate monuments, the topic is of great interest at Elgin Community College. The school’s Spartan Auditorium was at capacity recently with students, staff, faculty and visitors listening to ECC history professors talk about Confederate symbols, such as monuments and the flag. All four speakers agreed: the symbols were representative […]

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by Pat Donachie

Only 31.5% of students who first enrolled at a community college in the fall of 2010 had transferred to a four-year institution after six years had passed, according to an update of a previous report released by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center on outcome percentages for students who transfer; 42% of those transferring students […]

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Hablamos Español

Hablamos Español

by Pat Reilly Harbo

My husband Doug has always wanted to have more command of the Spanish language. He goes on bouts of studying on his own, pouring over textbooks, dictionaries, and listening to CDs while he mutters his responses to himself. He used to communicate with people working in his store, and now his main reason is to […]

Student + Parent + Childcare?

Student + Parent + Childcare?

by Torey Van Oot

Tracy Moronatty didn’t tell anyone when she found out she was pregnant. The 19-year-old freshman at Southwest Community College in San Diego was broke, on bad terms with the baby’s dad, and utterly overwhelmed. She kept her secret for six months, until her bump grew too big to hide. That’s when she finally shared the […]

DeVos Wrong on Sexual Assault

DeVos Wrong on Sexual Assault

by Diane L. Rosenfeld

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos last week announced a retreat from the Education Department’s work to protect students from sexual assault. While demonstrating that she has given serious thought to the issue, DeVos’s position is based on two fundamental flaws. As a result, she is poised to abandon laudable work done in the previous administration to […]