Community Colleges

Alabama Board Of Education Buys Out Two-Year College Chancellor Freida Hill's Contract

The Alabama Board of Education agreed this afternoon to buy out two-year college Chancellor Freida Hill's contract as part of a settlement agreement to avoid litigation.

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College Transfers On The Rise: More Students Attending More Than One Institution

When students enroll at Grand Valley State University, they’re more likely now than a decade ago to take a class or two at another institution – typically a community college – as they pursue their degree.

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Second-In-Charge Of Alabama's Two-Year College System Resigns

The second-in-charge of Alabama's two-year college system -- brought in by Chancellor Freida Hill, who is under fire from the state Board of Education -- resigned this week to accept a job in the Technical College System of Georgia, where he worked with Hill before coming to Alabama in June 2010.

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Where the Jobs Are, the Training May Not Be

As state funding has dwindled, public colleges have raised tuition and are now resorting to even more desperate measures — cutting training for jobs the economy needs most.

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Ivy Tech Hires Former Lawmaker To Lead Division

Bell will lead school's new Corporate College, which will focus on workforce training

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Colleges of the Arts and Artisans

Inspiring the new creative economy

Futurist Richard Florida moved the needle with his book The Rise of the Creative Class (Basic Books, 2002)—establishing creativity as a 21st century learning and earning skill, and a driving force of economic growth, jobs creation, and cultural enrichment in today’s competitive global society.

Calif. Community Colleges May Get New Budget Cut

Unless the state's revenue picture changes dramatically in the next few months, California community colleges can expect a new $149 million punch in the gut this year, college leaders said Tuesday.

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A Very Rough Road For Community College Students

Many graduated from low-performing high schools that ill-prepared them for college, making them unlikely to get a degree. L.A.'s. community college district is responding with special programs, but one social scientist says it's not enough.

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