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Free Community College Is Already Happening In Red And Blue States

AP | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.30.2015 | College

CHICAGO (AP) -- An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free commu...

Alabama Offers High School Students - And Their Parents - Free Community College

The Hechinger Report | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.11.2015 | College

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. A...

How Can We Improve the Transfer Process for College Students?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.26.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

We know that while more than eighty percent of first-year community college students surveyed indicate that they are working toward a four-year degree; fewer than fifteen percent will achieve this goal.

LGBTQ Literature Creates Social Justice in the Classrooms and Beyond

Michael Carosone | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

When LGBTQ literature is taught, read and analyzed in the community college English classroom, the clear message is that it is important enough to study and to include in the curriculum; therefore, LGBTQ people must be important enough to be considered as human beings and citizens.

Here's Why Obama's Investing Big In A Community College Idea That's Already Working

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, when President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to make community college free for more students, he also proposed incr...

Difficult to Understand Women not Supporting Hillary

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Women found reasons -- she is divisive, strident, and loud -- to not support Bella Abzug when she ran for the Senate. Those are some of the same perceived flaws some women are using to convince themselves not to support the most brilliant and prepared person to run for President in decades.

Is Education Bigotry a Thing?

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 09.09.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

I've come to the troubling realization that people have found yet another bias that only serves to divide us. This bias lies in a new form of exclusionary bias or soft bigotry -- education bigotry.

Obama Fights To Expand Free Community College Programs

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

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Joe Biden Jokes About 2016 Speculation

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden flew to Miami on Wednesday to deliver a speech on higher education and income inequality. But as he began his prepared remark...

Support Community College Students

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.