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The Case for Free College

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:35:18 +0000

A college education serves numerous critical functions. It has long been recognized as a legitimate means of alleviating cyclical poverty and increasing class mobility. Individuals with college degrees are more likely to vote and be active in the community. Higher education benefits society as well; countries with educated populaces have better, more responsive governments. When […]

Program Offers Free Apprenticeships for Medical Assistant Training

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:29:49 +0000

Oakland County Michigan Works! has partnered with The Henry Ford Health System, Oakland Community College and Henry Ford College in order to address a shortage of in-demand talent. For the first time in southeast Michigan, a no-cost medical assistant apprenticeship program will be available to college students. The program provides $8,000 worth of classroom instruction, […]

Food Scholarships Help Students Make It

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:23:16 +0000

On a recent Monday afternoon at Texas Woman’s University in the Medical Center, it was delivery day. It’s always a little bit of a surprise what arrives from the Houston Food Bank. Graduate student Torrey Alexis unpacked boxes and found lettuce for garden salads, a whole mixture of fruits and frozen sausages. “And bags of […]

Middle-Class Students Look to Community Colleges First

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:19:28 +0000

Community colleges have become a more common choice for education among middle-class students in the United States. Students may not want to attend UC or CSU institutions after high school as they may be indecisive in regards to what they want to major in while many look to community college for its affordability. Many students […]

Inability to Attract Faculty to Attract Faculty Hurts Rural Schools

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:13:30 +0000

From a window in the Williston State College petroleum technology laboratory, in the heart of North Dakota’s oil country, Alberto Bellina can see a Halliburton oil complex tucked against snow-covered hills. Bellina teaches at the college. But unfortunately for rural schools like Williston State, he’s looking at his future. “Let’s face it: A guy who’s […]

Dear Mr. Trump,

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:01:25 +0000

Community colleges are in the news again, but for a different reason than usual. Years ago, we were lauded for flexibility in meeting needs of the communities we serve. Then we became a focus of intense national discussion about providing a community college education free to all citizens. We were back in headlines again earlier […]

Research: California Students Leave Millions on the Table

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:58:07 +0000

Millions of dollars in federal aid are left unclaimed by California community college students, according to a research brief released today by the Wheelhouse Center for Community College Leadership and Research at the University of California, Davis, School of Education. A significant percentage of students don’t receive the federal aid for which they may be […]

Waiver Lets College Keep Student Loan Programs

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:54:41 +0000

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Students at a college serving Kentucky’s eastern coalfields will have continued access to federal student aid under a waiver announced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The waiver approved by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will allow Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College to continue participating in federal student loan programs, McConnell announced […]

R.I. Free Tuition Yields Big Boost to Enrollment

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:52:14 +0000

WARWICK, R.I. — The Community College of Rhode Island has experienced a significant boost in enrollment from the state’s free tuition program. The Providence Journal reports CCRI experienced a 43 percent enrollment increase last semester, the first since the start of the Rhode Island Promise scholarship program. The program covers tuition and fees for high […]

Report: LGBTQ Students at High Risk for Insecurity

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:49:18 +0000

An alarming new report from Temple University and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab reveals that transgender, non-binary and gender expansive students are more likely to face food and housing insecurity, as well as homelessness, at rates significantly higher than their cisgender peers. The findings of “Hungry to Learn: Addressing Food & Housing Insecurity Among Undergraduates” are […]