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Report analyzes validity of post-college workforce outcomes

The impact of college on workforce outcomes has become a central issue in the ongoing debate about the role of postsecondary education in the American economy and society, and community colleges are at the center. This paper outlines policy considerations interested parties need to consider when examining former student workforce data. 

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Report confirms greater role for community colleges

A recent report published by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows the growing role of community colleges in promoting degree achievement. According to the report, more than 60 percent of the students who transferred from two-year schools during the 2005-2006 academic year obtained degrees at four-year institutions.

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California community colleges to receive manufacturing jobs grant

As manufacturing makes a comeback, the California Community College Chancellor's Office wants to give students every opportunity to develop the skills needed to enter the manufacturing industry. The CCCCO's Division of Workforce and Economic Development recently received a grant to align advanced manufacturing education pathways at local community colleges with the needs of regional manufacturers.

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Alamance Community College's grade performance is down

Since 1993, North Carolina Community Colleges has rated the state's 58 community colleges on eight points, including basic skills improvement, how students do on license tests, and how well transfer students do in a university. Alamance Community College got its grades for the last school year, and they are not stellar.

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Virginia Western Community College opens $26 million structure

Virginia Western Community College's new building is designed to mirror health care workplaces, preparing students for the in-demand jobs in the health care industry.

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What if we studied success?

The more I’ve reflected on President Obama’s plans as described last week, the less I like them. Rating community colleges assumes that students choose among many; in practice, community colleges are usually defined by geography, and few students have more than two from which to choose. Rather than pitting them against each other, it would make more sense to lift all boats.

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Henry Ford CC receives $100,000 grant for biotech program

Henry Ford Community College’s biotechnology program recently received a grant of $100,000 from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. This grant will help HFCC develop a collaborative nanotechnology and microsystems technician training program.

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Community colleges graduate to 4-year programs

Brevard Community College changed its name to Eastern Florida State College July 1 due to a change in its core mission: The institution now confers four-year degrees in health care management and general business management. Eight more baccalaureate programs will debut next August.

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Voters should renew levy for Kirkwood Community College

In addition to voting for school board candidates on Sept. 10, Johnson County, Iowa voters—along with those in six other counties—will be asked to extend a levy for 10 more years. The $0.06 per $1,000 of assessed value will fund Kirkwood Community College's equipment purchases.

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San Francisco CC targeted by "rogue" accreditation commission

Last Sunday, 150 students staged a sit-in at San Francisco's City Hall, demanding that the mayor defend City College of San Francisco. Twenty-six were arrested. The target of an unusually frank attack from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, the much-loved, low-tuition community college may shut down in July 2014.

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