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Broward College Finalist For National Prize

Broward College has been named one of 10 national finalists for the prestigious Aspen Prize – an award that recognizes America’s best community colleges, and boasts a $1 million total prize fund.

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Budget Cuts Hit Calif. Community Colleges Hard

Nearly a half million students have been shut out of California community colleges since 2008 - a 17 percent drop in enrollment - as budget cuts have forced schools to limit the number of courses they can offer, a new survey of the campuses shows.

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Survey Offers Dire Picture Of California's Two-Year Colleges

As demand increases but funding is cut, 470,000 students find themselves on waiting lists for needed classes. Things will get worse if further cuts become necessary.

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Los Angeles College Students Face More Crowds, Fewer Classes

Students on Los Angeles campuses struggle with trying to get needed classes, or any at all, as state budget cuts continue to take their toll on the community college system.

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Observing Reverse Transfers

Reverse transfers­—students changing from a four-year institution to a community college—are nothing new, but until now the phenomenon wasn’t well understood. “Reverse Transfer: A National View of Student Mobility from Four-Year to Two-Year Institutions,” a National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report, dispels some of the myths surrounding reverse transfers so administrators can better serve them.

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Contra Costa Community College District Implements Desire2Learn® Learning Suite as Single Platform for Three Distinct Colleges

With upwards of 60,000 students accessing the learning platform, Contra Costa selects Desire2Learn, citing the system's ease of use and capability to meet the needs of a diverse student population

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Los Angeles Colleges Resume $6-Billion Campus Building Projects

The L.A. Community College District had imposed a moratorium to examine whether campuses had sufficient funding to support a planned 60% increase in new facilities, particularly in light of severe state cuts.

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College Building Destroyed On Sept. 11 Reopening

Hours after the twin towers vanished from New York City's skyline on Sept. 11, 2001, nearby Fiterman Hall at Borough of Manhattan Community College remained standing.

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How GRCC's Job Training Programs Are Helping Displaced Workers Find Careers

Greg Wiseman found himself out of work for the first time in more than three decades in March 2011 when he was laid off from Steelcase.

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Northern Virginia Community College and StraighterLine Partner for Flexible Higher Education Options

StraighterLine and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) announced today a partnership to provide another pathway to an affordable college degree.

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