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Giving the Gift of Time

Giving the Gift of Time

Joan C. Mazzotti  11.21.2012
Mentors can help young students create a vision for their future and understand what they need to do to reach their goals and their full...
What Obama Can Do for Community Colleges

What Obama Can Do for Community Colleges

Tom Snyder  11.21.2012
Getting America back to work is a top priority for President Obama. The nation's community colleges now offer proven solutions to high...
Focus on Engagement, and the Outcomes Will Follow

Focus on Engagement, and the Outcomes Will Follow

Cindy Cook  10.23.2012
One buzzword that has persisted for decades is "outcomes," which nobly focuses on student performance. In theory measuring learning outcomes...
What Does the Opportunity Index Tell Us?

What Does the Opportunity Index Tell Us?

Sarah Burd-Sharps  10. 9.2012
Our Opportunity Index uses more than a dozen data points to rank every state and assign almost every county in America an opportunity grade...
Increasing Student Success to Compete in a Global Market

Increasing Student Success to Compete in a Global Market

J. David Armstrong  09.28.2012
Community colleges work with businesses, workforce boards and organizations and leaders in the community to identify and address the training...

We're at a Tipping Point

Craig Powell  09.26.2012
A generation of young people in, or heading towards, college are asking if it's worth it. These are Millennials, and they are trying to...
10 Workforce Skills Every Student Should Gain Before Leaving College

10 Workforce Skills Every Student Should Gain Before Leaving College

Dr. James T. Minor  09.26.2012
While getting a college degree dramatically improves a person's potential earnings over time, the sheepskin alone is not the sine qua non....
Partnerships Are Key to Work-Ready Communities

Partnerships Are Key to Work-Ready Communities

Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard  09.12.2012
As we see it, public-private partnerships between local community colleges and employers are the new currency for both sides of the equation....
A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

Noël Harmon  08.29.2012
Even small improvements in educational attainment can yield big dividends for metropolitan areas.
Hands On: How to Extend the School Year and Create a More Powerful Workforce

Hands On: How to Extend the School Year and Create a More Powerful Workforce

Brandi Megan Granett  08.22.2012
By adding time to the school year, students could be given the chance to explore valuable hands-on training. All students, no matter of...
The Stopwatch Doesn't Lie

The Stopwatch Doesn't Lie

Jon Whitmore  08.22.2012
In academics, Americans are once again being trounced by their peers. As sports fans, we wouldn't put up with three of five basketball...
Universities Can Be Lifesavers

Universities Can Be Lifesavers

Allan D. Gilmour  08.21.2012
Sometimes, with great science and great care, we save lives. Simple concepts; profound impact.
Which USA Do You Work In?

Which USA Do You Work In?

Mark Cuban  08.17.2012
Digital entrepreneurship is experiencing a renaissance. In the digital world, the non-brick and mortar world, there is negative unemployment....