Community College News Now
by Vicki Hyatt

Regardless of how the numbers are crunched, Haywood Community College’s tuition-free plan is a resounding success. Last spring, college leaders announced that any 2019 graduate from a school in Haywood County could attend the community college for free. There was one caveat, however. Students would need to first apply for financial aid programs available to […]

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by Terri Raimondi

Capital Community College in Hartford opened its new L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Excellence, Achievement & Development) Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 12 that featured an agenda of speakers who highlighted the work of the L.E.A.D. Center and Capital Community College’s partnerships with businesses and communities. Speakers at the event included Dr. Duncan Harris, CEO […]

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WASHINGTON– Achieving the Dream, an education based non-profit, hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill on Thursday alongside their national partners to discuss the newly-released report of the Government Accountability Office which focuses on student parents. Their partners include The Aspen Institute; Center for Law and Social Policy; Hope Center for College, Community and Justice; the […]

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by Ashley A. Smith

While California’s housing market poses problems for many college students, the challenge is particularly acute among former foster youth, as they prepare to leave the care system and enter the next chapter of their adult lives without built-in support from family. The state’s community colleges are working to ease that transition through a variety of […]

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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

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