Community Colleges

Community colleges come of age

Wednesday, Mar, 09 at 11:57 am,

After decades as the unsung workhorses of higher education, community colleges are finally getting some respect.

Community colleges answer Perry's call for cheap degrees

Sunday, Feb, 13 at 11:18 am,

In his State of the State address this week, Gov. Rick Perry issued a challenge to universities to create a $10,000 bachelor's degree with textbooks included, an idea he reportedly picked up from Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Community College Students Value Internet Access Above Professors: Survey

Thursday, Feb, 10 at 12:20 pm,

Is the internet more valuable to community college students than professors? More than 70 percent of community college students believe that "high-speed internet access is important for success in community college," according to the findings of a recently released survey.

Study urges greater focus on occupational instruction

Thursday, Feb, 03 at 10:48 am,

The current US education system is failing to prepare millions of young adults for successful careers by providing a one-size-fits-all approach, and it should take a cue from its European counterparts by offering greater emphasis on occupational instruction, a Harvard University study published yesterday concludes.

Junior college cuts a boon to private schools

Sunday, Jan, 02 at 1:22 pm,

Kimberly Connacher, a bank teller, tried to get to Modesto Junior College early enough each evening to beat about 44 other students to a seat and avoid having to stand through her English class.

Community Colleges Overcrowding

Thursday, Dec, 16 at 11:00 am,

As community colleges are suffering from funding and overcrowding issues, career colleges are being unfairly targeted by a proposed Department of Education regulation intended to curb the amount of unpaid student debt in this country.

Facts are stubborn reality for community college dropout rates

Tuesday, Oct, 26 at 1:25 pm,

10.26.10 – Matthew Ladner – Last week, I explained Johns Hopkins University’s work on “dropout factories,” public schools where 60 percent or fewer students graduate on time. Under this definition, all of Arizona’s community colleges qualify as dropout factories, even if you consider their graduation rates after three years instead of two. I received an avalanche of email in response.

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