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COVER STORY: Commencement 2013 Grads’ Success Stories Reflect Colleges’ Rich Diversity
POV: Seeds of Workforce Development Sown at Kellogg Community College In the fall semester of 1965, two employment counselors with the Michigan State Employment Commission from Grand Rapids came to Lowell High School to see about the school starting a clerk-typist program for about 15 unemployed single welfare women. None of these potential enrollees had previously received any training beyond high school and a few had not finished high school.
Report Details Growing Higher Education Inequities Leave it to Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padrón to succinctly sum up the findings of an important new report on the growing inequities in higher education.
The Cyclical Issues: A Conversation with George Boggs The College Brain Trust sought Boggs' point of view on some of the key issues that seem to never go away at community colleges, issues that are cyclical, reoccurring and only partially resolved.
EVENTS CALENDAR: Higher-ed-related conferences,workshops, institutes, etc.
NEXT EDITION PREVIEW: Top 100 Associate Degree Producers, 2013 Edition Enrollment at community colleges may be on a downward path as the economy continues to grow, but the number of degrees the institutions award continues to climb. According to a Community College Week analysis, the total number of associate degrees awarded among the community colleges topped topped 1 million for the first time in history.
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GRANTS AND GIFTS: A summary listing of colleges receiving grants and gifts
HONORS AND AWARDS: A summary listing of colleges receiving institition and individual honors and awards
House Votes To Let Ore. Colleges Compete with For-Profit Schools The Oregon Legislature sent Gov. John Kitzhaber a bill that would repeal a prohibition on public community colleges creating programs that compete with offerings of for-profit careercolleges.
Iowa College Settles Lawsuit Filed in Free-Speech Dispute A central Iowa community college has settled a free-speech lawsuit involving its leafleting policy, but the school says it discontinued the policy shortly after a student complained about it inMarch.
Mich. Works To Get Some Inmates Higher Education The Michigan Department of Corrections is working on several efforts to teach community college courses and vocational training in-house to a small number of inmates near parole.
MONEY TREE: Fla. College Presidents Given Rich Salaries, Expensive Perks A probe ordered by Florida Gov. Rick Scott has determined that the pay and benefits of state college presidents varies widely with little explanation as to why some presidents earn large six-figure salaries.
NEWS BRIEFS: A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation
Pa. Colleges Flip Classrooms To Boost Engagement Mansour Farhat’s accounting students at Northampton Community College won’t find him standing up and lecturing for the entire class.
POLITICS & POLICY: Illinois’ state universities and community colleges have agreed to gradually start picking up their own retirement costs under a preliminary deal that emerged at a public hearing, a step forward on a concept that’s been debated by lawmakers for more than a year.
POLITICS & POLICY: Cuomo Would Boost Economy With SUNY Tax-Free Zones High-tech businesses from other states and abroad that move to college campuses or nearby in New York would operate completely tax-free for 10 years under a proposal released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, including no income tax for entrepreneurs and workers.
POLITICS & POLICY: Nev. Panels Adopt Funding Formula for State Colleges Members of a joint legislative panel formally adopted a new funding formula for Nevada’s universities and community colleges, a change that shifts more general fund support to campuses in southern Nevada.
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Enrollment at community colleges may be on a downward path as the economy continues to grow, but the number of degrees the institutions award continues to climb. According to a Community College Week analysis, the total number of associate degrees awarded among the community colleges topped topped 1 million for the first time in history.
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ON THE HORIZON: Community College Week Special Reports Lineup In addition to covering news and trend affecting the country’s community colleges, Community College Week has a full lineup of special reports coming this year:
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