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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 02.20.2015 | 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 01.23.2015 | 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 01.22.2015 | 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 01.20.2015 | 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 01.19.2015 | 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.

Obama's Expensive College Plan Will Actually Pay For Itself. Here's How

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business

Putting Obama's free community college plan into action could cost $60 billion over the next decade. But the economic boost it provides could be even ...

The Coming College Decline

National Journal | Posted 01.15.2015 | College

The best way to understand the stakes in President Obama's proposal to massively expand access to community college is to consider a stark forecast fr...

Listen Up: These 10 Changes to Financial Rules Could Impact You in 2015

Wise Bread | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Wise Bread

Welcome to 2015 -- now is a good time to examine the financial changes that will impact you in the days ahead. And it's mostly good news -- some of these changes can put more money in your pocket in 2015.

How Obama's Free Tuition Plan Can Actually Help Low Income Families

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.13.2015 | College

Last week, President Barack Obama announced a plan that, if approved by Congress, would dedicate about $60 billion over 10 years to allow students to ...

Obama's Free Community College Plan Rewards Frugality

Regina Deil-Amen | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Regina Deil-Amen

President Obama's plan to make the first two years of community college free would finally reward rather than punish students who are frugal about college costs.

Community College Students Are a Good Investment

Isa Adney | Posted 01.14.2015 | College
Isa Adney

You are strong enough. When you lift yourself, you do lift more than just yourself. You lift all of us. You have so much to give, so much to share. Dedicate yourself to your education.

Make No Little Plans

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

I recently got an email invitation from a Democratic congressional office to come to a "watch party" to view President Obama's State of the Union address. His "fourth-quarter priorities," according to the White House-inspired talking points of the message, are "home ownership, free community college, and high-paying jobs." That sounds pretty good. But if you unpack the specifics, the president is offering pretty weak tea. Obama proposes to have the federal government cover 75 percent of the cost, if states will participate. This could save students an average of over $3,000 a year. By contrast, the original G.I. Bill of Rights of 1944 covered living expenses as well as tuition. The point is that this Obama proposal is not going to be passed by the Republican Congress in any case, so why not think big and act bold? Why not propose something that would make a major difference in the lives of millions of moderate income Americans and dare the Republicans to oppose it?

Here's The Cost Of Obama's Groundbreaking Community College Plan

Reuters | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's proposal to offer two years of free tuition to community college to any student tha...

Community College Networks for Biotech Education

Dr. Gary M. Green | Posted 01.06.2015 | College
Dr. Gary M. Green

Speaking to the Southern Governors Association in August 2014, former President Bill Clinton articulated his theme for economic development: "Everywh...

Fiscal Fitness: Higher Education Must Be Run Like a Business

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Without exception, each and every college and university must keep their fiscal house in order at all times by maintaining a balanced budget with "rainy day" funds that promote freedom, action and innovation.

Community College Students Now Have Access to $200,000 Scholarship for Graduate School

Isa Adney | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Isa Adney

Money is a huge barrier for community college students, and in more ways than just the practical. Sometimes, when you don't have money for something, it can create a tape inside your head that says you're not worthy. It's not logical, but it happens.

Education Is a Becoming Process

Isa Adney | Posted 01.13.2015 | Education
Isa Adney

How do you measure who someone has become after an education, a class, a teacher, a degree? How do you measure hope, trust, citizenship, critical thinking, art, respect, self-esteem, or a desire for growth and contribution?

Community Colleges Continue to Step Up Their Game

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

The following post is a modified version of an article written by College of DuPage President Dr. Robert L. Breuder and printed in an internal newslet...

Campaign Time

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Dr. Dustin Swanger

We need to have open discussions on campus, not about each and every issue (there isn't time), but about the need to think critically regarding voting. Teaching students to look at the issues and the candidates is important, it is also difficult.

Developing Leadership

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 01.03.2015 | College
Dr. Dustin Swanger

What is leadership? Often, people believe that someone is a "born leader" or that leadership is some personality trait that is part of one's very being.

The Number One Question We Should Be Asking Low-Income Students

Isa Adney | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

One of the faculty who had worked with an elementary school where the teachers visited the homes of each parent shared how they start each meeting with a simple, yet profound question: "What are your hopes and dreams for your child?"

'We Have Allowed Community Colleges To Become Separate And Unequal'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.06.2014 | College

Vladimir de Jesus is an art major at LaGuardia Community College in New York City. After six years in school, he still doesn't yet have an associate's...

The Biggest Misconception About Community College

Isa Adney | Posted 11.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Community colleges don't accept just "anyone." They accept everyone. And like any form of public education, that's what makes it so complicated and so important.

Speaking Truth to Educational Policy: A Review of Mettler's Degrees of Inequality

Sonya Christian | Posted 11.15.2014 | College
Sonya Christian

I read Degrees of Inequality with increasing agitation and urgency as she detailed real tragedy -- the betrayal of this American dream for many students seeking a better life.