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New report makes suggestions for rethinking Pell grants

The circumstances of 18-year-old high school graduates beginning their bachelor’s degree programs at four-year residential colleges are different from that of 30-year-old single parents seeking short-term occupational certificates to find jobs. A new report released by a panel of higher education experts recommends changes to the Pell Grant system to better serve the growing numbers of nontraditional students.

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Moody's issues Pima Community College a 'negative outlook'

A major bond rating firm has taken notice of the turmoil at the top of Pima Community College. Moody's Investor Service has affirmed the college's healthy credit rating for now, but issued a "negative outlook" for the school on Monday.

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Jackson Community College considering dropping the word 'community'

Jackson Community College (Mich.) is moving ahead with plans to drop the word “community” from its name because it now offers some four-year degrees. The college also hopes to lure more international students.

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Northampton CC remembers late former president Robert Kopecek

Community members, friends, and former co-workers of Northampton Community College's late former president, Robert Kopecek, celebrated his life today in the campus building named in his honor.

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Community, technical college bill sails through Louisiana House

A bill that would fund dozens of construction projects for community and technical colleges statewide sailed through the House Education Committee without opposition Tuesday, even as critics warned that it could mean financial disaster for the state.

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Frederick Community College president received $90,000 to leave

Former Frederick Community College (Md.) president Arthur Talley received $90,000 in exchange for his January departure just six months after taking the school’s top post.

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U of Wyoming announces new transfer policy for Wyoming CC grads

The University of Wyoming has established a policy that will allow students at Wyoming community colleges who earn associate of arts or associate of science degrees to be automatically admitted to the university.

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Glendale Community College has plans for growth

Glendale (Ariz.) municipal officials and Glendale Community College executives have developed plans to open a small business and entrepreneurship center downtown by late summer or early fall.

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Cuyahoga Community College names Jerry Sue Thornton's successor

Cuyahoga Community College (Ohio) has tapped Alex Johnson, who led the college’s Metropolitan Campus from 1993 to 2003, as its next president. Dr. Johnson, who currently serves as president of the Community College of Allegheny County in the Pittsburgh area, will replace Jerry Sue Thornton, who has led Tri-C through a period of marked growth over the last 21 years.

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Calif. Gov. Brown restores community colleges classes

Under Gov. Jerry Brown's revised budget released on Tuesday, California community colleges will receive millions to begin restoring cut classes, rebuild flagging enrollment, and strengthen student support services.

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