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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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Just 35% of NY community college students graduate within six years

Thirty-five percent of community-college students who are full-time graduate within six years, and the low graduation rate is hurting employment opportunities, according to a recent report.

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Sixth graders attend college-prep at Chandler-Gilbert CC

About 140 sixth grade students from five local elementary schools recently began participation in Arizona-based Chandler-Gilbert Community College's Destination College, a program that exposes elementary students and their families to the college experience.

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Columbia State Community College unveils Franklin campus vision

Columbia State Community College (Tenn.) President Janet Smith publicly unveiled the first drawing of a new $36.4 million Franklin campus this week and said she expects its first phase to be completed by 2016.

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Kingsborough CC gives 40 high school students associates degree

A group of 40 high school students will receive their diploma along with an associate’s degree from Kingsborough Community College (N.Y.) next week under a dual enrollment program that allowed them to take college courses while finishing up high school.

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Jackson Community College changes name to Jackson College

Jackson Community College no longer exists. The institution is now known as Jackson College. The name change was unanimously approved by the college’s Board of Trustees earlier this week.

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Lower tuition and less debt draw students to community colleges

What are the benefits of going to a community college and getting an associate's degree? Is going to a four-year school better? Some might say a two-year degree won't get you much these days.

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