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Why Hawai'i's Community Colleges Aren't Broken at All

Stephen Henry Fox | Posted 06.23.2014 | Hawaii
Stephen Henry Fox

Our students have children they are raising, and some have grandchildren for whom they are primary caregivers. They work three jobs to keep a roof over their family's heads. I have students giving birth, enduring chemotherapy, or caring for parents.

Exporting Community Colleges: A Pathway To Economic And Social Mobility For Emerging Markets

Dr. Rich Haney | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Dr. Rich Haney

Community colleges could serve as an important model in building the educational infrastructure to support these emerging economies. Community colleges serve as a gateway to economic and social prosperity and provide a return on investment for both the students and the communities in which they live.

Investing in Skills to Build a Secure Middle Class

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Thomas E. Perez

The good news is that we have an invaluable resource that can help deliver the world-class job training that prepares workers for the jobs that need to be filled: our community college system.

College for the Rich

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Carlos, along with millions of others, is realizing that because of our unwillingness to fund public higher education, the promise of college is a lie.

Are We Letting Community College Transfer Students Down?

William G. Tierney | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
William G. Tierney

The transfer entitlement grant could be the difference between transfer students taking out a loan they will have to pay back or graduating debt free. More importantly, the grant could be just the incentive a student needs to make the decision to transfer to a university.

Community Colleges: Four-Year Degrees in Illinois and Beyond

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Timing is everything and it is now time to bring to the forefront again the issue of community colleges offering baccalaureate degrees. Twenty-two sta...

O'Reilly and Ryan and 'Inner-City' Exceptionalism

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Ryan and Reilly can cry crocodile tears as they pretend to be having an "adult conversation" about "what's really going on," but the truth is nothing pleases them more than the continuation of the status quo.

Owning the Achievement Gap in Higher Education

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

At my community college in suburban Maryland, much of our conversation lately revolves around what students need -- what they need to access college a...

The Negative Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Community Colleges

Tom Snyder | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Tom Snyder

While I believe fervently that all Americans should have access to affordable health care, as president of Ivy Tech Community College I have severe reservations with the Affordable Care Act's definition of full time employment.

Private Colleges Face Enrollment Challenges

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 04.26.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the falling enrollment at small private colleges and the national trends contributing to it. Most telling...

Community College Pays Off Too

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.20.2014 | College

For every dollar a student spends on community college, they can expect a cumulative $4.80 back in higher future wages, according to a recent report. ...

Mind the Gap: Building Bridges Between Higher Education and Its Students

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 04.12.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Isn't it the duty of higher education leadership to prepare for demographic shifts by breaking out of admission practices and patterns before consumers vote with their feet and look elsewhere?

Community Colleges Support Entrepreneurs

Tom Snyder | Posted 04.09.2014 | College
Tom Snyder

Whether it is launching a food truck, licensing a daycare center or guiding a tech start-up, community colleges know how to nurture a budding entrepreneur and give him or her the tools to succeed.

Diversity, Napolitano, and the University of California

Robert Shireman | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Robert Shireman

UC's enrollment of low-income students is impressive, but the inadequate representation of Latino and African American students is a real problem.

Embracing the Many Movements That Shaped This Proud, Gay, African American Community College President

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Education
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

I recently had the pleasure of giving a TEDx talk, called "Embrace Your Movement." You've heard of TED Talks -- their motto is: "Ideas worth spreading...

Beyond the Test Score Myth

Eloy Ortiz Oakley | Posted 03.16.2014 | Education
Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Kyle Cooper, Jewls Lagmna, Kristel Estoque and Faviolanny Rath are typical students at Long Beach City College (LBCC). They did pretty well in high sc...

College Money Solution

Terry Savage | Posted 02.18.2014 | College
Terry Savage

College is no longer affordable, but it is even more necessary to increase our standard of living as individuals, and as a country. Thanks to American Honors and the participating community colleges and prestige universities, all that is changing.

Should You Go to College Close to Home?

Shoham Geva | Posted 02.15.2014 | College
Shoham Geva

I was genuinely concerned that being this close to home was going to impede my personal development as an adult.

5 Reasons to Skip College and Save Money

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 02.12.2014 | College
Amandah Blackwell

Going to college or university is a privilege that many would like to have. But Just because you can afford a college education or get student loans, grants or scholarships doesn't mean you should go to college if you're not 100-percent ready or certain of what you want to study.

Community Colleges and the Manufacturing Sector

Tom Snyder | Posted 02.11.2014 | College
Tom Snyder

Partnerships between community colleges and manufacturing companies have been remarkably successful largely because they have been in the forefront of providing customized training that leads directly to a well-paying job.

Redefining the Community College Experience

Dr. Gary M. Green | Posted 02.02.2014 | College
Dr. Gary M. Green

We know from research of student success that students need direction and clearly defined pathways to reach their goals.

A Better Way to Help Low-Income College Students

Tom Snyder | Posted 01.27.2014 | College
Tom Snyder

We need to make it easier for community college students to enroll and get a degree by making sure that whether they enroll for twelve credit hours or fifteen that a Pell Grant will provide a financial safety net covering most of their expenses.

Overrating Graduating?

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

We certainly want our students who are pursuing a credential to earn it. But we also want to help those students who come here for other reasons, and community colleges are doing an excellent job of serving these students as well.

Institutions Need to Manage Change to Ensure Future Success

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Dr. William J. Carroll

There once was a time when students attended a particular university to study under a particular scholar. This hearkens back to a long ago time when teachers were itinerant with their students in tow. Those times are no more.

Preparation Meets Opportunity: A Model in Successful Workforce Readiness

Scott Hudson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Scott Hudson

How can students better prepare themselves for a successful career? How will they get that unique selling proposition that sets them apart from their peer competitors?