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Building Better Pathways to In-Demand Careers

Lee D. Lambert | Posted 09.24.2014 | College
Lee D. Lambert

The reinvigorated push for better job training announced this week by the White House is important for numerous reasons. As PCC's chancellor, what struck me was the critical role community colleges are again being called upon to play in readying our workforce for the in-demand jobs of the 21st century.

Needed: A Better Way to Teach Adults

Lee D. Lambert | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Lee D. Lambert

Multiple pathways to academic achievement run through PCC and the nation's community colleges. We have a unique role to play in leading the U.S. back to the top, but it will take cooperation and creativity to succeed.

The Coming Community College Leadership Exodus

Lee D. Lambert | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Lee D. Lambert

Six leading community college organizations have joined forces to address an important yet little-known challenge facing community colleges across the U.S.: the impending departure of hundreds of presidents.

Opening Doors

Lee D. Lambert | Posted 11.13.2013 | College
Lee D. Lambert

It is essential for adult education and community colleges to partner to provide clear articulation paths, and for adult education courses to prepare students for college or careers without the need for remediation.

English Speaker Sues Over Having To Listen To Spanish

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.19.2013 | Latino Voices

An Anglo nursing student filed a lawsuit last week against Pima Community College District in Tucson, Arizona, over allegations that she was suspended...

The Classroom Of An 'Unschooler,' Who Learns By Not Going To School

AP | By LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 10.29.2011 | Education

-- School's never out for 14-year-old Zoe Bentley. Nor is it ever in. The perky teen from Tucson, Ariz., explores what she likes, when she likes as ...


AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD and TERRY TANG | Posted 07.19.2011 | College

PHOENIX — The college where the Tucson shooting suspect once was a student on Thursday released a slew of emails written in the months before he...

Emails Reveal Other Students Found Loughner 'Alarming' And 'Intimidating' Before Shooting

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.19.2011 | College

Pima Community College on Thursday released about 250 emails pertaining to Tucson, Ariz., shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner, following a judge's rul...

Jared Loughner's College Forced To Release Over 200 Emails Written About The Tucson Suspect Before Shooting

AP | Posted 07.19.2011 | College

PHOENIX — An Arizona judge says the community college where Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner was once a student must release more than...

Student Newspaper Says School 'Stonewalled' Them Over Arizona Shooter Coverage

| Dan Reimold | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A student newspaper at an Arizona community college is criticizing administrators for keeping "a tight noose around release of information," including...

Week Before Giffords Shooting, College Officers On Watch For Loughner

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Arizona college that Jared Loughner attended was on alert and concerned he would return to the Tucson campus a week before a...

The Disastrous After-Effects of the Tucson Tragedy

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

As time goes by since the unspeakable tragic events in Tucson, it becomes clearer that we need a voice of reason with grounded answers instead of disc...

Revenge Murders and Mental Illness

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Instead of the focus being on which political party might have lit Loughner's final fuse, why didn't we -- why don't we -- concentrate more on the mental health of our fellow citizens?

Loughner 'Genocide' Video Released By Pima Community College (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pima Community College has released a bizarre YouTube video of Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner touring the campus with a handheld camera and r...

Did Pima Do Enough With Loughner? | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

TUCSON -- Many people had a glimpse of the deep delusions and festering anger of Jared L. Loughner, but none seemed in a better position to connect th...

Pima Community College Sets Up Scholarship To Honor Shooting Victims

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Pima Community College's board of governors has ruled to establish a memorial scholarship fund to honor the lives of those murdered during the attack ...

College Report Details Jared Loughner's Bizarre Behavior

The Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

New documents from the school of Arizona gunman Jared Loughner illustrate a deeply disturbed young man who confused his teachers and classmates with h...

College Handled Jared Loughner's Strange Behavior Appropriately

The Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Pima Community College acted appropriately in mandating that Tuscon shooter Jared Loughner obtain a mental exam, according to Secretary of Education A...

Jared Loughner, Colleges, And the Mentally Ill

Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Leah Finnegan

Should schools be compelled to give troubled students mental health support? It's a chilling and complex question that comes to light as a patchwork portrait of Jared Loughner emerges.