Community Colleges

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President Obama’s college rating plan

On NPR, Judith Scott-Clayton, professor of economics and education at Columbia University’s Teacher College and senior research associate at the Community College Research Center, discusses President Obama's proposal to rank colleges based on performance and affordability.

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Clearing the path to a brighter future: Addressing barriers to community college access and success

In June, ACCT, in partnership with Single Stop USA, released a white paper to redefine how participating students approach student support services. Case studies from the City University of New York and Miami Dade College campuses are featured in the white paper. The white paper can be downloaded at no charge here.

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Moorpark College appoints interim president

Bernard Luskin has been appointed interim president of Moorpark College in California, replacing Pam Eddinger, who resigned in the spring to become president of Bunker Hill Community College in Boston.

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Ending hunger in our communities: The community college role

In addition to educating students, community colleges forge deep and meaningful connections with our community. After all, it's a central part of our mission. At Montgomery College, "we empower our students to change their lives, and we enrich the lives of our community." As of this month, that includes a pledge to help fight hunger.

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Community colleges have the resources students need

As educators at the public elementary school and college levels, we see the struggles students face on a daily basis. However, they are not left without resources. Community colleges offer many developmental classes to increase students’ understanding of a topic so that they may succeed at the junior college level.

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800 students participate in US-Brazil Connect

In 2013, more than 80 community college students, young professionals, and college faculty traveled to Brazil for a one-month paid fellowship to work with 800 Brazilian high school students.

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U of I, community college open campus food pantries

Campus food pantries have opened in recent years at the University of Illinois, Parkland College, and other colleges around the country to help students who don't have enough money to cover their expenses and keep themselves well-fed, despite the fact that many of them have families.

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Mississippi community college enrollment dips for third year

Fall 2013 enrollment at Mississippi's 15 community colleges fell 4.3 percent to 77,661, dipping back below that of the state's eight public universities. This is the third year in a row enrollment has fallen, according to preliminary figures reported by the Community College Board.

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The top 10 U.S. community colleges

Community colleges serve nearly half of all U.S. undergraduate students and play a crucial role in both workforce development and as a springboard to a four-year education. But few are recognized for just how far they go to serve students.

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State colleges and community colleges awarded $7.5M in grants

The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education awarded $7.5 million in grants to state and community colleges to spur innovation on the campuses. The Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund, which is in its third year, aims to support campuses with a goal of becoming national leaders in areas such as workforce alignment, college completion, and closing achievement gaps.

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