03 mars 2019

Learned Along the Way

By Matt Reed. On Monday I had the chance to speak again at Ross Gittell’s class on community colleges at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. It’s the only class on community colleges offered there, so the students are mostly focused on other areas in higher education. More...

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02 mars 2019

Next on College Completion Agenda: Equity

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Community colleges are realizing that addressing racial and income equity are the missing pieces to improving completion rates. And Achieving the Dream wants to help them eliminate that inequity. More...

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What Single Moms Need to Succeed in College

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Community college graduation rates are poor, but they’re even worse for single mothers. Only 8 percent of single mothers enrolled in an associate or bachelor’s degree program graduate within six years, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. More...

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Changing of the Guard

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. The influential presidents of two of the country's largest and most prominent community colleges are stepping down. More...

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Consolidation and Completion Gains

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Merger between a low-performing community college and a nearby university has increased graduation and transfer rates -- and could be a model for other colleges. More...

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What Community College Students Say Impedes Their Progress

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. A new survey finds they believe too much work and too little money keep them from graduating. But they also cite problems with online education and parking. More...

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Study: Student Borrowing May Lead to Academic Success in Community College

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. A new study challenges the notion that student loan debt is bad for people attending community colleges and finds that borrowing may actually increase their academic success. More...

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Aspen Seeks Federal Grant for Community Colleges

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. The Aspen Institute's Economic Strategy Group released a series of policy papers Monday that focus on increasing Americans' work-force skills and expanding private-sector wage growth among low- and middle-income workers. More...

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Fighting the Stigma About Community Colleges

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. One president's thesis: to recruit more students straight from high school, it's time to admit that there's an image problem. New data show the stigma issue is real among high school counselors. More...

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01 mars 2019

What High School Counselors Know of Community Colleges

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. High school counselors feel confident in their ability to tell their students about the application and enrollment process at community colleges, according to a new survey by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. More...

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