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The True Value of a College Education

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 02.10.2017 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

What does value mean? What does value mean in terms of higher education? Too often, this word is associated with the meaning “costs less.” This te...

Why Should We Invest in New Americans?

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 10.23.2016 | Education
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

Whether you see it as a rhetorical or pointed question, I believe there is an inherent question that seeps into every aspect of the real world in whic...

The Classroom

S. F. Siddiqui | Posted 08.30.2016 | Education
S. F. Siddiqui

Today, on the cusp of a new school year, I can't wait to be back in the classroom, engrossed by evocative details, fluid sentences, and literary analysis. The darker the outside world seems, the more I want to shut myself in and obsess over thesis statements and comma splices.

Teen And Her 82-Year-Old Grandpa Go Back To School At Same College

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.29.2016 | Fifty

Many first-year college students may get anxious at the thought of navigating their new campus and making friends, but 18-year-old Melanie Salazar alr...

Refocusing The Middle Class Debate

David D. Etzwiler | Posted 08.04.2016 | Education
David D. Etzwiler

Our action must begin by making peace with a fundamental reality: that a high school diploma alone is no longer a reliable ticket into the middle class.

Uncovered California: Community College Students’ Quest For Mental Health Services

Capital & Main | LaurenWeber | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. On April 19, 35-year-old Sacramento City College stud...

Massachusetts Unveils First U.S. College Tuition Rebate Program

Reuters | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.22.2016 | College

Massachusetts on Thursday unveiled what state officials called the first initiative in the country to offer tuition rebates to full-time students who ...

Are the Arts and Humanities Worth Your Investment? Making the Case for Our Shared Health and Wealth

Christine Henseler | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Christine Henseler

Our shared belief in the benefits of the Arts and Humanities can be found in the practices of our institutions of higher learning, in our communities, our businesses, and our next generation of young people.

Outdated Pell Rules May Discriminate Against Low-Income Students

The Hechinger Report | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.26.2017 | College

John Davis had been working as a shelf-stocker at his local grocery store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for more than a decade when he realized there was...

Few Community College Students Make It To A Four-Year University

WGBH: On Campus | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.02.2017 | College

A new report released Tuesday finds only 14 percent of community college students nationwide transfer to four-year schools and earn a bachelors’ deg...

Bernie Sanders and the Rebirth of American Democracy

John Bredin | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics
John Bredin

Even if Bernie Sanders loses to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary, and recent polling data suggests that he might not, he has already won. Th...

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

The Hechinger Report | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.02.2017 | College

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

How Can We Improve the Transfer Process for College Students?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.26.2016 | 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 09.23.2016 | Queer 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 01.03.2017 | Politics

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

Difficult to Understand Women not Supporting Hillary

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.17.2016 | 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 09.09.2016 | 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

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a series of new steps by his administration to help make community college affordable for ...

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 remarks...

Support Community College Students

Tom Snyder | Posted 08.26.2016 | 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 08.21.2016 | 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 08.13.2016 | 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 offering it for a ...

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

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.01.2017 | 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 graduate...

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

Bizzy Emerson | Posted 06.23.2016 | 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?