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Tom Snyder | Posted 08.26.2015 | College
Tom Snyder

I believe as a nation everyone should have access to higher education. To lift people out of poverty, to transform lives, and to show future generations that the American dream is still possible.

Civic Engagement and Our Responsibility in Higher Education

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 08.21.2015 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

For public two-year college presidents, who serve nearly 1,400 communities, it is our moral responsibility to provide fearless leadership. We welcome the most vulnerable members of our communities.

A Practical Solution to College Costs

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.13.2015 | College
Peter Van Buren

A better educated workforce is needed to compete more effectively. A high school education is no longer sufficient in a post-industrial society. But can enough people afford that? Yes, but they need to work for it, in a different way than you think

Some Places Are Already Providing Free Community College. You Just Haven't Heard About It.

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.04.2015 | College

President Barack Obama's push for free community college has captured national attention, but some U.S. states and cities have been offerin...

Oregon Is About To Become Second State To Offer Free Community College

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

  Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed into law Friday a bill that would allow students to go to community college for free immediately after they ...

The Stigma About Going To Community College That No One Talks About

Bizzy Emerson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Teen
Bizzy Emerson

What's the easiest way to admit we're wrong? Is it: A.) Just openly accept that mistakes are a part of life, B.) Admit nothing and hide behind our own fakeness for as long as possible, or C.) Shrug it off and kind of just hope something changes?

Your Kid Just Said He's Not Going to College, Now What?

Smart Parents | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

Your kid says he's not going to college, what do you do? It's worse because Penny perfect parent just mentioned that Susie super student just got into Stanford--add a layer of envy to your concern.

20 Rich and Famous Community College Graduates

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business

While it's impressive and inspiring to hear stories of a self-made celebrities who carved out their fortunes without a college degree to their names, you might be surprised to see the 20 millionaires that landed on this list by attending community college.

Debt-free Degrees, Workforce Development, and 100 Business Leaders at the White House

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Julian L. Alssid

Eighteen months away from the 2016 election, our national workforce and higher education policy arena already includes the campaign trail nearly as much as it does our nation's capital.

A Meaningful Graduation

Olga Homonchuk | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
Olga Homonchuk

A community college student moving on to an elite institution is not as uncommon a story as one might think.

From Community College to the White House Administration

DJ Patil | Posted 05.07.2015 | College
DJ Patil

I'm the U.S. Chief Data Scientist -- and I got my start in community college. Yes, I've got a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, have been fortunate to help build amazing companies like LinkedIn, and have been at the forefront of the data science movement.

Women x Education = The Survival of the Human Race

Sarah Key | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Sarah Key

The margins of her reading assignment are filled with delicate pencil markings in the Bengali alphabet of her homeland. She has defined dozens of words she has looked up on every page: pampered, herbage, oppressors, sycophants.

Why Tech Companies and Community Colleges Should Form Deeper Partnerships

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 06.14.2015 | Education
Felix W. Ortiz III

The time is ripe for community colleges to start partnering up with young tech companies. I'm proud that our company is leading the industry in forging a new kind of relationship.

Find Your Next Great Hire... at Community College?

Nicholas Wyman | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Nicholas Wyman

Contrary to the lingering popular myth, vocational education is anything but a dead end -- particularly in a world where rapid technological changes demand the continual acquisition of new skills.

The Case for Career and Technical Education

Tom Snyder | Posted 05.27.2015 | College
Tom Snyder

We need to change our way of thinking about college education. As thousands of recent graduates have discovered, a four-year degree isn't an automatic gateway into the American middle class.

Higher Ed Must Shift Gears to Meet Student Needs

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 05.25.2015 | Education
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education supports our knowledge that successful navigation of the changing climate is complex, and we and other institutions must continue on a proactive path in order to succeed.

Through Education the American Dream Can Flourish

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 05.12.2015 | College
Dr. Dustin Swanger

Whether or not you agree with any of these positions is not what's most important. What is important, from the perspective of this op-ed, is that we examine our governments and their positions.

More Than a Drafting Error: Why Scott Walker Is Wrong

Denise Fairchild | Posted 05.11.2015 | College
Denise Fairchild

Walker's attack on state universities may have been a naked attempt to curry favor with his party's right wing. And, when it backfired, he backpedaled -- saying that the altered mission statement was merely a "drafting error."

Collected Stories

Peak Johnson | Posted 05.09.2015 | Arts
Peak Johnson

As time goes on (six years to be exact), two women go from teacher to student to friends to equals and finally rivals, as the unthinkable happens and a huge betrayal occurs.

This Program Found A Way To Boost Community College Graduation Rates

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.04.2015 | College

While access to higher education has increased dramatically over the past few decades, community college graduation rates continue to be problematic. ...

No, Blue Collar and Middle-Skill Careers Aren't Second Rate

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Felix W. Ortiz III

In 2015 and beyond, blue collar jobs are abundant and lucrative. Its time to end the myth that blue-collar America is second-best America.

9 Donald Trump GIFs for You, Mr. Speaker

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Speaker Boehner recently questioned President Barack Obama's plan to provide free community college for America's students. Instead of asking how our nation can afford this, we should be asking how our students can afford not to pursue higher education.

How the GOP Could Support Obama's Free College Program

Kevin Price | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip O'Neill once stated that the Democrats had made people so well off through the ability to pursue higher education, that they could afford to become Republicans. That is exactly why Republicans might sign up for this program as well.

President's Plan for Free Two-Year Community College Must Support High-Achieving, Low-Income Students Planning to Transfer

Harold O. Levy | Posted 03.22.2015 | Education
Harold O. Levy

As encouraging as the president's "America's College Promise" proposal is, the bigger picture remains incomplete, especially for high-achieving, low-income students seeking to transfer after two years--many of whom embody our nation's greatest strengths: native ability and persistence.

Embracing Populism

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The main theme of a national election can turn on a dime, due to a major world event or even due to the public's fascination with one unforeseen minor topic. But, at least for the time being, the 2016 election seems to be shaping up as a race centered on economic populism.