Community College News Now

by David Marino Jr.

The Maine Community College System does not plan to require its students to be vaccinated in the fall even if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves the vaccine for general use, spokesperson Noel Gallagher said Friday. The policy contrasts with that of Maine’s other college system, The University of Maine System. The seven UMaine universities will […]

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by Jazmine Otey

On Thursday, Virginia’s State Board of Community Colleges decided to let Patrick Henry Community College keep its name — for the most part. The community college will add an ampersand to its name and it will now be referred to as Patrick & Henry Community College. This change was made to recognize the counties that […]

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by Benjamin Kail

A trio of community programs in Boston may see a boost of more than $2 million in the next fiscal year, Rep. Ayanna Pressley announced this week. The proposed $2.3 million in federal funding for the city, if approved as part of the fiscal year 2022 federal budget, would expand Boston’s tuition-free community college program, bolster […]

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by Saja Hindi

Sixty-seven Colorado community college students who get the COVID vaccination will receive scholarships for school through a state partnership with Amazon, officials announced Wednesday. It’s the latest giveaway Colorado officials have pursued to increase vaccination rates, despite the rates dropping at the end of the state’s $1 million vaccine lottery. Read More

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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