Community Colleges

Texas program offers college credit for mlitary experience

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has teamed up with a number of Texas community colleges to that have created a set of standards that equates military and training experience into college and certification credits.

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For many California community college students, a full summer

For the first time in three summers, Los Angeles HarborCollege bustled last week with the activity of students on the go.

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St. Louis Community College chancellor will remain, board chair says

The new chairman of the St. Louis Community College Board says he expects embattled Chancellor Myrtle Dorsey to complete the third year of her contract in the coming year.

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Massachusetts Board of Higher Education votes to allow dorms at community colleges

A state board voted to allow the state's 15 community colleges to consider building student dormitories, but local campuses have no current plans to pursue dorms.

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Montana leads nation in increasing college grads with 2-year degrees

By investing in junior colleges, the Treasure State boasts a 6 percent rise in adult graduation rates over a span where the rest of the country showed an increase of less than 1 percent, according to census data.

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Eying graduation, colleges revamp remedial programs

Remedial programs across the country are getting overhauled by educators and lawmakers hoping to keep more two- and four-year college students on track for graduation.

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Kennedy-King College
Chicago, Ill.

New Roxbury CC president called the school's last chance

Valerie Roberson, the new president of Roxbury Community College (Mass.), seems to offer much of what the flailing institution needs. She understands the link between higher ed and employment, and knows how to provide stability to a troubled institution.

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Community College of Philadelphia votes to terminate president

The Community College of Philadelphia Board of Trustees on Thursday voted to terminate President Stephen M. Curtis without cause and to pay him $286,000, a full year of salary and benefits.

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Partnership Friction: Private and community colleges offer four-year degrees

In 2001, St. Petersburg Junior College, as the public community college in Pinellas County was then known, won permission to move beyond its traditional two-year degree offerings and confer four-year degrees.

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