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Long Beach City College Tries An Alternative To Placement Tests

The two-year college is making some placement decisions based on new students' high school grades instead of their scores on a standardized exam.

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With Enrollment Falling, Grand Rapids Community College Institutes Hiring Freeze

Facing a steep decline in enrollment for fall semester, Grand Rapids Community College has instituted a hiring freeze for all positions across the college, President Steven Ender announced Monday.

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President’s Severance From Roxbury College Bars Criticism

In the waning hours of his presidency Monday, outgoing Roxbury Community College president Terrence Gomes signed a sweeping resignation agreement that prohibits him, the college’s board, and their successors from speaking negatively about “each other, their officers, agents, or attorneys, in any manner whatsoever.’’

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National Report Praises Oklahoma's Four-Year Colleges For Efficiency But Says Two-Year Schools Lag

Oklahoma's four-year colleges and universities get high marks for efficiency and cost-effectiveness in a U.S. Chamber of Commerce report released this week. But two-year colleges in the state didn't fare as well in the report, lagging behind similar institutions in nearby states.

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East Los Angeles College Summer School Turns Away Many Students

First day of school at the only L.A. Community College campus offering a full menu of summer courses left many students stranded as classes quickly filled up.

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States Form Coalition To Boost Career Training

More than a year after the release of a Harvard University report encouraging the development of more pathways to careers for young adults, a coalition of six states has begun taking steps toward offering viable alternatives for students beyond attending a four-year college.

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Ohio Universities Won’t Offer Remedial Classes

State poised to quit funding program used by 42% of freshmen.

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Gates Grant Helps Math-Rusty Community-College Students

The Seattle Community College District has started prepping students for math placement tests, and finding that most students don't need as much math remediation as standardized placement tests suggest.

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Bishop State Student Uses Xbox Kinect Device In Invention Of Voice Interface Controlled Robot (Video)

Bishop State Community College student James Deese has found a way for quadriplegics and the elderly to retrieve items with the use of a robot.

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