Community Colleges

Community college students mired in basic-skills classes

Saturday, Oct, 09 at 10:31 am,

Los Angeles — The three petite, soft-spoken Latinas are all friends. They graduated from Grant High School here, are on one another’s speed dial and share a preference for electric blue. And all three are stuck in basic-skills courses at Los Angeles Valley College after bombing their college placement exams, in part because they had [...]

NoVa student overcame long odds

Tuesday, Sep, 21 at 9:46 am,

9.21.10 – Guatemalan teen entered high school with a sixth-grade education and a grown man's burdens.

More students on waiting lists at community colleges

Thursday, Sep, 16 at 9:44 am,

9.16.10 – David Moltz – For many community colleges around the country this fall semester, the song remains the same. Yet again, enrollments are at an all-time high, and waiting lists for classes remain long, but the search continues for ways to accommodate the growing demand.

America's best community colleges

Saturday, Sep, 11 at 10:16 am,

9.11.10 – Here's one more sign that community colleges don't get respect. I waited two weeks after the publication of the Washington Monthly's new ranked list of these overlooked schools before I bestirred myself to write this column. For someone whose family history is entwined with community colleges, that's bad.

Suit accuses MCCCD of bias against non-citizens

Tuesday, Aug, 31 at 10:12 am,

8.31.10 = Community colleges sued over non-citizen hiring practices. The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the Maricopa County Community College District on Monday, accusing it of discrimination for requiring extra paperwork from new employees who were not U.S. citizens.

Community college budget reverses cutting trend

Friday, Aug, 20 at 6:11 am,

8.20.10 – The San Diego Community College District’s governing board adopted its 2010-11 budget on Thursday, a spending plan that will start to reverse a two-year trend of cutting classes.

Early-college programs rethink high expectations

Saturday, Aug, 14 at 7:49 am,

8.14.10 – Sarah Butrymowicz – It was Michael Rosa’s third day of Spanish at Hostos Community College in New York City, even though he was just 14. Rosa got into a shouting match with his professor. It happened so often in those days that he doesn’t remember what this particular fight was about – only that he refused to leave the classroom.

At Florida community colleges, more bachelors degrees

Friday, Aug, 13 at 5:28 am,

8.13.10 – When the first community colleges sought permission to offer four-year degrees, they generally said that it would only be one or two programs — nothing dramatic. But in Florida, where the community college baccalaureate movement is strongest, community colleges now offer more than 100 four-year degrees, and the figure could be about to jump significantly.

Houston Community College looks into possible conflicts of interest

Monday, Aug, 02 at 6:35 am,

8.2.10 – Trustee and former chairman are investigated over construction. Houston Community College is investigating a former chairman of the board and at least one trustee for possible conflicts of interest with construction companies that got jobs in the district.

Community college offers low-cost education

Sunday, Jul, 11 at 5:11 pm,

Gurgaon got its first community college in Naya Gaon village in Sohna region. Registered with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) under its Community College Scheme, the Navjyoti Community College offers structured courses with 'credit system'. The courses include English language speaking,

FSCC to expand its community education programs

Wednesday, Jul, 07 at 7:29 am,

The list of courses available through Fort Scott Community College's Community Education program just got bigger. The Maximized Individual Learning Laboratory (M.I.L.L) will start a new program this fall that is the result of a partnership between FSCC and Ed2Go, an online adult and continuing education provider, to offer a wider variety of courses in the FSCC Community Education program.

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