Community Colleges

Is outsourcing community college education serving students?

Sunday, Jul, 04 at 7:56 am,

7.4.10 – Michael Hiltzik – California Community Colleges' deal with for-profit Kaplan University has a few catches — among them Kaplan's higher costs and the question of whether its credits would even be transferable.

TN revamps remedial education

Friday, Jul, 02 at 12:37 pm,

Developmental work to be offered only at community colleges. Tennessee higher education is changing its approach to remedial education.

SLCC gets $2.7 million job-training grant

Friday, Jul, 02 at 6:58 am,

Salt Lake Community College has been awarded the biggest grant in its history, $2.7 million from the U.S. Department of Labor that the school will use to train students in digital and new media.

Enrollment surge could make Utah colleges close the door

Friday, Jun, 25 at 7:24 am,

Nelson Baldomar, 37, has six months of G.I. Bill benefits left. The Army veteran is taking math and English classes at Salt Lake Community College's South City campus so he can transfer to the University of Utah and pursue a computer science degree.

Community College Champion

Wednesday, Jun, 16 at 6:42 am,

6.16.10 – In an exclusive interview with Diverse, Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padrón discusses community colleges’ pivotal role in revitalizing the U.S. economy.

For community-college students who struggle with arithmetic, some solutions

Friday, Jun, 11 at 7:07 am,

6.11.10 – Elizabeth Redden – Nationally, about 60 percent of all community college students enroll in at least one remedial course in English or math, where they can get stuck studying elementary- and middle-school-level concepts. Only 31 percent of students placed into remedial math ever move beyond it.

Georgia career academies popular school alternative

Friday, Jun, 11 at 6:12 am,

6.11.10 – Interest in opening more schools such as the Central Education Center has grown in Georgia, if not globally, as conventional school educators have struggled to make core courses in math, science and language arts relevant to a student's pursuit of college or the job market.

Adult education 'saved my mother'

Friday, Jun, 04 at 6:47 am,

6.4.10 – Business Secretary Vince Cable says in a key speech that his mother's mind was saved by adult education.

Early College, Future Success

Tuesday, Jun, 01 at 6:38 pm,

6.2.10 – Nestled in the rolling hills that once bustled with tobacco farms and textile mills, rural Rockingham County, N.C., “is in the middle of nowhere, but the middle of everything,” says Louise Uziel, the principal of Rockingham Early College High School.

CA College Offers Scholarship to Illegals…

Saturday, May, 29 at 8:58 am,

5.29.10 – A public community college in California has set up a scholarship fund for immigrant students — including illegal immigrants. The $2,500 scholarship has sparked anger by some, including at least one lawmaker who is threatening to cut off federal funding to the school.

Texas A&M’s Qatar grads
will lead a new generation

Saturday, May, 22 at 7:29 am,

DOHA, Qatar — The recent announcement that Houston Community College will establish a campus this fall in Doha, Qatar, was welcome news in this thriving nation where demand for education is as high as the expectation of academic excellence.

Education Minister announces the launch of the Community College of Qatar

Wednesday, May, 12 at 7:11 am,

The Supreme Education Council (SEC) today held a media briefing at the SEC building in Dafna to announce the launch of the Community College of Qatar. When the new college opens its doors in September 2010, 300 students will take advantage of a new educational opportunity.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES MAKE IMPACT NATIONWIDE

Sunday, Apr, 25 at 9:18 am,

Community colleges make a tremendous impact on the communities they serve, and national Community College Month is the perfect time to celebrate the role of these important post-secondary institutions.

All-USA community college students make a difference

Monday, Apr, 19 at 5:50 am,

For sociology major Melissa Osborne of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., creating a campus food pantry started with a class assignment. Asked to create an action plan to combat a community problem

Winners of 2010 MetLife Foundation Community College Excellence Award Announced

Sunday, Apr, 18 at 7:20 pm,

SEATTLE, WA (April 18, 2010) — Three community colleges were named today as the winners of the 2010 MetLife Foundation Community College Excellence Award, which honors the important roles community colleges play in addressing educational, social, and economic needs and opportunities.

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