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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.

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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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