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Two North Carolina community colleges get 'mixed results' on report

Cape Fear and Brunswick community colleges (N.C.) received mixed reviews from the "Performance Measures for Student Success" statewide performance report.

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Middle schoolers flock to Holyoke CC Quest Program

More than 170 middle schoolers from Holyoke, Chicopee, and Springfield, Mass. districts are taking classes at Holyoke Community College for two weeks as part of a program that prepares underserved and low-income students for college.

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Film exec to guide community college's vocation program

Helping students to "create" their futures is Gerald Waller's goal in his new role as Vocational Department chair at Cape Fear Community College. Waller's career—which began as a 17-year-old student at what was then called Cape Fear Tech—has come full circle.

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Mt. Hood CC project taps students to seed native forest floor

Students from Mt. Hood Community College (Ore.) are collecting seeds from native plants that blanket the forest floor and will transplant them to baron locations to ensure their future survival.

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More community colleges facing accreditation problems

Campus infighting, perceptions of cultural insensitivity, and inadequate counseling are just some of the reasons the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges gave Los Angeles Mission College's Sylmar campus a warning recently for "academic and administrative deficiencies."

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Proposition 30 is helping fund California community colleges

East Bay community colleges are beginning to reap the benefits of the passage of last November's Proposition 30. The tax initiative is helping to make more classes available to students; something they haven’t seen in a long time.

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Boston Strong: First responder spirit in American higher education

In this month's Future Shock column (University Business, July 2013), James Martin and James E. Samels talk about the educations in criminal justice, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and forensic science that Boston's first responders received at schools such as Middlesex Community College and UMass Lowell. It was these studies that, in part, helped them bring the Boston bomber to justice.

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8 ways colleges can design technology-rich spaces

Planning for technology-rich learning spaces takes enormous amounts of time, effort and funding. Here are eight tips from Central Oregon Community College and other higher ed institutions that have done it successfully.

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Pell Grant funding stability is key to college affordability

Stable funding of federal Pell Grants, one of the nation’s main financial aid programs for low-income students, would increase affordability and accessibility, according to many groups with a stake in higher education. But the program faces perennial threats to its funding.

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Two-year college students face more money stress

Nearly one in five community college students get so worried about finances, they think about dropping out, according to the “Inceptia National Financial Aptitude Analysis” report. Teaching them to better manage money may help them graduate.

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