Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 11:09pm
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.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 02/20/2012 - 7:06pm
Joyce Hedlund said her recent decision to retire after a long career in higher education came not so much as an epiphany but as a result of seeing what a great time her husband, Wesley, has been having since he retired 18 months ago after 41 years as a biology teacher at Bangor High School.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 6:44pm
Rob Wright, a 42-year-old father of one, was struggling to get by on a minimum wage job when he decided to enroll in Pathways to Prosperity, a federally funded program at Grand Rapids Community College that aims to prepare low-income residents for jobs in fields such as renewable energy.