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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signs three higher education bills into law

Gov. Bobby Jindal signed three bills into law Monday that will make changes to higher education scholarship eligibility, college testing rules and the Baton Rouge-area community and technical college system.

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Report: Just 27 % graduate Westchester Community College

Thirty-five percent of community-college students who are full time graduate within six years, and the low graduation rate is hurting employment opportunities, a report said.

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College grads turn to community colleges to boost job hopes

In 2010, Jessica Underwood graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha with a stellar academic record, a can-do attitude and a newly minted business degree. But it's been a rough entry into the real world.

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MOOCs viable for community colleges, officials say

For all the efforts underway to make Massive Open Online Courses a major part of American higher education, only a few initiatives have targeted community colleges as a venue for them to reach and educate students.

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Two-year colleges getting a falling share of spending

Community colleges have received a declining share of government spending on higher education over the last decade even as their student bodies have become poorer and more heavily African-American and Latino, according to a report to be released Thursday.

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Louisiana community college bill shaking foundations of higher ed

In the past five hard years of higher education’s declining state support, rising tuition, defecting faculty and deteriorating facilities, college leaders have stuck together and let the Board of Regents coordinate their requests for funding from the Legislature.

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Let's help rural students get in the college game, says Virgina Tech football coach

The Rural Horseshoe Initiative is being undertaken by Virginia's 14 rural community colleges. This multidisciplined initiative seeks to address the lack of overall educational attainment that handicaps our young people who reside in rural Virginia through the increased use of career coaches.

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Tennessee should study four-year options at community colleges

Should Tennessee's community colleges be able to offer four-year bachelor's degrees? Yes, says Jim Catanzaro, president of Chattanooga State Technical Community College. He has made a proposal to the state Board of Regents seeking to place five applied science degrees in the school's curriculum.

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Reject plan for two-tier community college system

Students’ access to high-demand classes should not depend on whether they can pay extra for the privilege. The legislature should reject a bill that would set up a two-tier fee system for some community college classes. State and education officials should find a better solution to the space shortage in must-have classes than letting those with more financial resources skip to the head of the line.

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Helping community colleges better prepare for crisis situations

Here’s a website with several Department of Education resources to help higher ed institutions prepare for natural disasters, guns on campus, and other emergencies.

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