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As Community College Students Return to Class, Let’s Help Them Graduate
Ensuring Equity and Choice in the Future of Higher Education
The history of American higher education has been the story of an evolving system incorporating a growing number and diversity of students.
Roueche Center Forum: Center for Community College Student Engagement Celebrates 20 Years
Changing the Narrative Around Teaching and Learning
Equity efforts must extend into the classroom—and transform it.
Economist Not Accurate in Criticism of Ivy Tech Community College
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
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
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
Get COCC out of North Lake County
As a second generation Central Oregon Community College student, I am proud of the college and what it has done for my family and our community. However, I am also aware of its flaws, including its limited investment in online learning. As a working parent, I had to take most of my nursing prerequisite courses […]
Opinion: Community Colleges Are Key to California’s Educational Future
Pick an issue, any issue, and you’ll hear from the well-meaning throngs that theirs is a top priority for California’s long-term success. But the multitude of issues and solutions won’t bring about real, lasting change without addressing the common denominator that could make or break the Golden State: higher education. It’s almost a prerequisite for […]
Community College Funding Must Become a State Priority
K-12 basic education has gotten all the budget attention, but two-year schools can’t be ignored. When it comes to funding education, kindergarten through high school is the state’s top priority. And that’s why fully funding basic education is — as it should be — mandated by the state constitution. Read More
Opinion | Congrats on your high school graduation. Now go to college!
The election of new state leaders presents an opportunity for all of us to embrace the notion that “college is for everyone.” At Detroit College Access Network (DCAN), we define college as a valuable post-secondary education beyond high school including professional and technical certificates and credentials, apprenticeships, and four- and two-year degrees.
Californians Want to Make Community College Free
A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California finds that 53 percent of Golden State adults believe that tuition-free community college should be a priority for the next governor. With the state reporting major cash surpluses, the incoming administration might be inclined to act. But zeroing out the cost of junior colleges won’t save California […]
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