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Community colleges in three local counties will receive a total of $5.2 million to expand their affordable education program, Governor Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday. According to a press release from the governor’s office, the State University of New York (SUNY) Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) has expanded to include Cayuga County Community College, Corning Community College, …

The problem is not college loan debt. This is how we approach college. And the big lie we perpetuate. It starts with the big sale. Higher education, we were told, is an investment.It’s an investment in America. It is an investment in the future. It is an investment in humanity. It is an investment in …

Collective deficit comes after earlier hike in pandemic aid An aerial view of the Kirkwood Community College campus. Iowa’s 15 community colleges collectively forecast a $2.3 million drop in total resources for the next fiscal year — contributing to a projected deficit of $36.8 million — propelled largely by previous increases in the federal funding …

In summary A new bill removes barriers to success by making it clear that community colleges shouldn’t require students to repeat math and English courses they passed in high school. By Jasmine Prasad, special for CalMatters Jasmine Prasad is Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the California Community Colleges Student Senate. She is a student …

This keeps WiCyS and NCSF listening to innovative and creative ways for community college educators to engage their students and help provide funding along the way. COOKEVILLE, TN (PRWEB) May 02, 2022 Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is partnering with the National Cybersecurity Scholarship Foundation (NCSF) to open a request for proposals for pilot programs …

Posted: Posted Date – 10:56 PM, Sat – 30 Apr 22 The English proficiency requirement may be lower for a community college than for a four-year institution. Every question has an answer. And ‘Destination USA’ will strive to provide the right answer to all those young people who dream of studying in the United States. …

Skyline College, a community college in CaliforniaIn 2006, Marjorie Blen had to take remedial classes in math and English at Contra Costa Community College in California. The courses cost him time and money, but did not earn him transfer-level credit to a degree. As Blen struggled to balance work and study, she said those classes …

Oregon’s 17 community colleges have pledged to keep tuition low next year in the face of rising costs from inflation and declining enrollment. Four community colleges are planning no tuition increases, including Portland Community College, the state’s largest by enrollment. At most other community colleges, tuition will increase no more than a few dollars per …

For generations, California’s community colleges have been a big part of the legacy of higher education success that has helped define our state. Conveniently located, affordable to all, offering technical and continuing education courses as well as pure academics, they have also long been a connecting place for those who want or need to go …

Fresno City College’s Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 graduates celebrated their accomplishments with loved ones as the community college resumed its in-person debut this year. Graduates at the June 23 ceremony at Chukchansi Park in downtown Fresno. Maria G. Ortiz-Briones [email protected] With a shortage of doctors and medical workers likely exacerbated by the …

Janice Underwood, Ph.D., served as Virginia’s Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer under Governor Ralph Northam. (HANDOUT) Virginia community colleges have long been a central part of education in the Commonwealth – providing technical and continuing education, producing job-ready graduates, and supporting surrounding communities. Last year, the Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back (G3) …

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! State senators must really like the University of Hawaii’s community college system — and not so much UH’s four-year campuses — because the latest budget proposal calls for giving smaller campuses $51 billion. dollars for the next fiscal year. It’s a billion with a “b,” as …

A word of Nation Welcome to Awake58 – EdNC’s newsletter focused on community colleges and the post-secondary landscape in North Carolina. We appreciate you allowing us into your inbox this week. If you received this email without a subscription, please click here to subscribe to this newsletter. If you missed last week’s edition of Awake58, …

Inland Empire community colleges are struggling to rebound after losing students during the coronavirus pandemic. Reflecting national and statewide trends, enrollment declined across the interior region last year, with the rate of decline varying from campus to campus. Enrollment fell 14.1% in the 2020-21 school year, for example, in the San Bernardino Community College district, …

Tennessee is experiencing the lowest level of community college enrollment since 2001. Distance learning, childcare challenges, and loss of income amid the pandemic have forced many adult learners to delay or end their higher education journey. Russ Deaton, executive vice chancellor for policy and strategy for the , said local economies would likely feel the …

It’s a problem that many university leaders are struggling to find answers to – declining enrollment in higher education. The trend is happening nationwide, and the state of Michigan is no different. The decline in membership began long before the pandemic. The Michigan Associate of State Universities has released its Fall 2021 enrollment report, which …

In some places in California, gas prices exceed $6 a gallon. Across the country, American wallets are being hit, not just at the tank, but also in grocery stores and supermarkets, where inflation has driven prices even for basic commodities soaring.Dr. Karen Stout “We are reaching inflation levels of the 1980s. This is historically unprecedented,” …

Special for T&D Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and Denmark Technical College were selected by the national nonprofit organization Complete College America to join a unique national network of 22 historically black community colleges (HBCCs) and community colleges predominantly black (PBCC) in eight states. . As part of the PBCC-HBCC network, OCtech and Denmark Tech will work …

Natalka Pavlovsky *01, right, mentored Princeton graduate student Sophie Brady, who taught a music appreciation course at Rowan College in South Jersey last fall. Natalka Pavlovsky *01, right, mentored Princeton graduate student Sophie Brady, who taught a music appreciation course at Rowan College in South Jersey last fall. “If you are truly interested in becoming …

For the budding chef, attending cooking school is a major stepping stone to a successful career. There are many benefits to this – culinary schools teach a wide variety of skills you would find useful in paid kitchen work, including techniques for preparing a variety of cuisines and instructors who can give you their undivided …

March 28, 2022 The multi-session seminar will feature NC DHHS Secretary Kody Kinsley CHAPEL HILL, NC — The University of North Carolina System will host its 2022 Virtual Behavioral Health Meeting on March 30-31. This year’s seminar is supported by a partnership with the North Carolina Community College System and the North Carolina Independent Colleges …

Connecticut community college faculty and students are concerned about a recent vote by the state’s Board of Regents to increase college tuition by 5%. They are particularly dismayed by the timing of the decision, which comes as many students are still recovering or still suffering from the financial fallout from the pandemic. Tuition fees for …

Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine ranked San Antonio College (SAC), Northwest Vista College (NVC) and Palo Alto College (PAC) in multiple categories on the list of top 25 community colleges for Hispanics. The list recognizes community colleges across the country that serve the largest number of Hispanic/Latino students. NVC, SAC, and PAC are all Hispanic-serving …

UW News Service An accomplished scientist and entrepreneur who helped develop the framework for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at the University of Wyoming has been named director of the new center. Penelope Shihab, who has launched several successful companies in the United States and abroad over two decades of biotechnology management and …

According to the authors of a new report by higher education consultancy Ithaka S+R, one way to reduce equity gaps in higher education is to increase bachelor’s degree completion rates for students. transferred to community colleges. The authors, however, call it an “underused but essential” pathway. Statewide initiatives to strengthen transfer pathways between these public …

BISMARCK, North Dakota – Western Governors University (WGU) and the five community colleges of the University System of North Dakota have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will provide their graduates and staff with an affordable pathway to earn their bachelor’s or master’s degrees from WGU. Additionally, under the terms of the agreement, those who …

Democrats and Republicans in the Colorado legislature have a great idea that they should get to the governor’s office quickly. They hope to rename Pikes Peak Community College, based in Colorado Springs, to Pikes Peak State College. What seems trivial has immense ramifications. Sponsors of the name-changing House Bill 1280 include Colorado Springs Democratic Reps. …

HBCU Jackson State University partners with six Alabama community colleges to help associate graduates transition into its bachelor’s degree programs. JSU’s scholar pipeline hopes to provide a seamless transition for students earning degrees at Bishop State Community College in Mobile; JF Drake Community and Technical College in Huntsville; Gadsden State Community College in Gadsden; Lawson …

BY JEFF E. SCHAPIRO Richmond Times-Dispatch Turns out Governor Glenn Youngkin is a quick study. In a little-noticed, high-stakes clash with Virginia community college supervisors — all Democratic appointees — the Republican torpedoed what looked suspiciously like an inside job to install a former secretary as head of the 23-school system. in Education, interim university …

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Maui News The University of Hawaii Community Colleges is launching a new application for admission that will make it easy for high school students in Hawaii who graduate in 2022 to apply to college. The Kama’aina app takes students less than 15 minutes and has no registration fee, UH said in a press …

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students recently participated in Student Advocacy Day, an annual event hosted by the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC) that allows students to share with their legislators the role community colleges in Maryland and how CSM is changing their lives. “We have organized the day of defense of student rights …

Amazon partners with New Jersey Community Colleges to get closer to achieving its “Upskilling 2025” commitment March 3, 2022, Trenton, New Jersey – The New Jersey County Council of Colleges (NJCCC) today announced a partnership between Amazon and New Jersey Community Colleges in which Amazon will fully fund tuition for its frontline employees. It’s part …

Illinois needs more teachers. This is an opinion column, but we start with the hard facts: The Illinois State Board of Education said that in October there were 1,703 teaching vacancies full-time statewide. This figure contributes to a total of 4,120 teaching and support openings in the state’s 852 districts. The Illinois Association of School …

“What I see with Melissa taking her above and beyond is her willingness to connect with students to provide any resource that makes them successful,” Beck said. “It’s a personal connection. It’s not just, ‘I’ll refer you to this resource.’ Smith understands that community college students may have unusual trajectories in their educational journey. In …

The unexpected windfall of federal funding over the past two years, along with a rapidly rebounding pandemic economy, has left Maine, like most states, awash with money. It won’t last. But after the many budget crises of the previous three decades, starting with the big one in 1991, it’s a nice problem to have. In …

I am writing to support the upcoming Public Employees Collective Bargaining Bill. If passed, it will allow hundreds of thousands of public workers to negotiate with employers for better working conditions. I am part of the academic underclass: one of 4,500 adjunct instructors working in the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). When I was in …

More than half of North Carolina’s community colleges saw an increase in enrollment in fall 2021, the North Carolina State Community College Board reported Monday at a meeting. Overall, enrollment in the community college system rose 2% last fall, with 33 of 58 colleges reporting increases. While enrollment in traditional university programs fell by 3%, …

Courtesy of Wor-Wic Community College Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, like most of Maryland’s 16 community colleges, did not require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to on-campus classes. Two of Maryland’s 16 community colleges require COVID-19 vaccines for students and faculty. The College of Southern Maryland and Montgomery College require all faculty …

“Racial, social and economic inequalities are not new, they go back to how our country was founded. After the decimation of Native Americans and after slavery, the way of life was separate and unequal. This was Dr. Monica Parrish Trent speaking at the virtual DREAM 2022 convention, hosted by Achieving the Dream (ATD), a network …

Donations to community colleges and historically black colleges and universities soared last year, thanks in large part to big donations from MacKenzie Scott and Michael Bloomberg, according to a new report. Donations to community colleges have increased 53%, according to the Council for Educational Advancement and Support’s Voluntary Education Support Program annual survey. The 18 …

Harper College officials recently joined approximately 800 community college leaders at the 2022 National Community College Legislative Summit, a premier advocacy event in Washington, D.C. that highlights the importance of community colleges to our nation. . Dr. Avis Proctor, President of Harper College; Bill Kelley, Vice Chairman of the Board; Pahul Mal, student administrator; and …

Grants and Funding Department of Defense offers STEM Ed funding for community colleges The U.S. Department of Defense is distributing up to $55 million in funding for STEM education at two-year institutions (2YI) and community colleges (CC). The DoD STEM Community College Consortium Grant Program seeks institutions forming regional consortia that will “develop and foster …

About 8,000 students would be eligible under the program, funded by a one-time transfer to the Maine Community College System. Governor Janet Mills proposed a $20 million plan to pay for up to two years of community college for qualified students who were part of the 2020-2023 high school graduating classes. The proposal was described …

Montgomery County Councilman Craig Rice and Queen Anne County Commissioner Jack Wilson, chair and vice chair of the MACo Education Subcommittee, sent a letter to the Budget Chairman and Taxation Guy Guzzone and Appropriations Chair Maggie McIntosh asking them to prioritize funding for community colleges in their state review. budget. For the first time ever, …

The College of San Mateo has taken several steps to improve student access to the coast and plans to continue outreach to meet and support community needs. At the state level, Sen. Josh Becker, who represents San Mateo County, introduced legislation allowing San Mateo’s three community colleges to offer tuition-free classes to qualifying students. To …

But these workhorse development workhorses face their own infrastructure challenges. Related to the pandemic declines in enrollments, particularly in hands-on skilled trades courses, have not has made matters worse for these long overstretched and underfunded schools. And while Covid relief money has served as a boon for cash-strapped community colleges, trustees say these one-time funds …

A leading voice for two-year institutions says they can make a comeback by being more active and listening to students. President Michael Baston with students from Rockland Community College (Photos courtesy of Rockland CC) Since becoming president of Rockland Community College five years ago, Dr. Michael Baston has been intent on driving change in the …

Thousands of students have left Houston-area community colleges during the pandemic — a worrying trend for schools after years of flat or rising enrollment. Harris County’s largest two-year colleges saw declining student numbers between 2019 and 2021, with Houston Community College seeing the most severe declines, according to admissions offices. The problem doesn’t have a …

According to a Monday morning press release from the Faculty of Letters, Science and Arts. Transfer Bridges is designed to help students majoring in the humanities at Henry Ford College in their college transfer process. The program also provides accessible opportunities to engage with the campus community on both a professional and extracurricular level. In …

Brian Durham Illinois’ community college system is the third largest in the nation, serving more than 600,000 students each year. The mission of each of our 48 community colleges is to provide high-quality, accessible, and profitable educational opportunities to individuals and communities across our state. It’s a long way of saying that our job is …

Ten community colleges will receive $40,000 grants from Intel to build in-person, hybrid or virtual labs for teaching artificial intelligence, the company announced Thursday. A joint announcement from Intel, Dell and the American Association of Community Colleges says schools selected as part of the new “AI Incubator Network” will provide their students with tools and …

Currently, the College of Western Idaho offers 40% of its courses online or in a hybrid format. CWI hopes to increase that number to 90%, and incoming president Gordon Jones said the school can move to online instruction while ensuring its students are still learning by doing. “I think it can absolutely be done.” Kyle …

Kirkwood Community College President Lori Sundberg speaks about the funding that will be used to allow more students to receive an education locally Monday during a press conference at the Kirkwood Community College Auto Technology Building in Cedar Rapids. (Savannah Blake/The Gazette) Cedar Rapids Mayor Tiffany O’Donnell speaks about what a new workforce partnership will …

Prospective transfer students can follow signs to one of the upcoming “MTSU Promise Tour” events at community colleges in Tennessee from January 25 through February 10. in Gallatin, in the State of Columbia, in the State of Pellissippi in Knoxville, in the State of Cleveland, in the State of Chattanooga, in the State of Nashville, …

January 21, 2022, 12:17 a.m.Updated 1 hour ago Through: News 12 Staff Community college students return to in-person classes on Friday, but some faculty and staff say it’s not safe. Education unions are calling for more protections against COVID-19. “Each of these people is going home to a family, and we’re also looking to keep …

LaGuardia and Hostos Community Colleges, in partnership with the New York Community Trust, are launching a new initiative to help low-income New York communities — with a focus on Queens and the Bronx — that have been disrupted by the pandemic of COVID-19. The NYC Accelerated Workforce Recovery Hub is a new model for high-quality, …

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – With more than $2 million in funding, the University of Hawaii Community Colleges is gearing up to serve more than 1,000 unemployed or underemployed Hawaiian residents by providing an education and training program. Free Employment Statewide. “A big part of the mission of our UH community colleges, especially in these difficult times, …

Free training and employment program gears up to serve over 1,000 unemployed or underemployed Hawaii residents in 2022. The University of Hawaii Community colleges offer short-term training across the state that leads to industry degrees in resilient healthcare, technology, and skilled trades through the Hana Career Pathways program. More than $2 million in U.S. Department …

Now, as the students have returned to in-person learning, it’s that sense of connection that many have lost – and administrators are trying to rebuild. Community college leaders hope that cultivating a sense of belonging can help counter a worrying increase in the number of students who drop out, who are lost in the midst …

Dr Christopher Nellum, Executive Director of The Education Trust-WestA new report of The Education Trust-West, an advocacy organization focused on equity in education in California, found that dual enrollment programs at California community colleges often did not serve black, Latino students equitably and Native Americans. Dual enrollment allows high school students to take credit university …

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, many university campuses in Ventura County are starting the semester with online classes. CSU Channel Islands will switch to virtual education for most courses during the first two weeks of the spring semester, which begins January 22. The Ventura Community College District will also go virtual when the …

In light of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, San Diego County Community Colleges have announced that their intersessional courses and services will move to remote operations. And several are discussing the advisability of moving the courses online for the spring semester. The winter intersession for most establishments started Monday or begins Tuesday and lasts …

Baton Rouge Community College (File photo) Enrollment in the Louisiana Community and Technical College System fell 14% over a five-year period ending in 2021, although revenue increased by $ 59.8 million mainly thanks to $ 100.6 million in aid federal government, said Louisiana’s legislative auditor. reports. Declining community college enrollments could be a worrying trend …

This holiday season, I want to express my gratitude for an incredibly valuable but underrated resource that we have here in our area: community colleges. Specifically, Kilgore College and Texas State Technical College-Marshall do a great job in the community. Kilgore offers double credit enrollment to the three public school districts in Longview proper. Most …

HENDERSON – One of the principal administrators of Vance-Granville Community College is leaving school to take a leadership position with community colleges in North Carolina. On January 18, VGCC vice president of learning, student engagement and achievement Levy Brown will become senior vice president and academic director of the state’s 58 college system. The NC …

Sometimes things that sound the same are not the same at all. I would say when you think of higher education you can assume college is college and you might not easily see the differences between community colleges and universities. Both systems provide access to high-quality public higher education in North Carolina, but the idea …

HARTFORD – Connecticut state colleges and universities announced on Wednesday that the system has distributed more than $ 3.6 million to some community college students. The emergency grants were in addition to the money contributed by the Student support program, which recently allocated more than $ 21 million to all students at the state’s 12 …

New Jersey Community Colleges and the New Jersey Business and Industry Association are collaborating on an initiative to help the state higher education system build the workforce of tomorrow. New Jersey’s Pathways to Career Opportunities Program announcement December 21 will align employers, industry associations, unions, educational institutions and workforce development partners to create structured pathways …

By engaging business and community college leaders, VIA’s collaboration will ensure that existing training programs meet pressing community needs and anticipate when and where they should grow, the colleges said. These programs include heavy construction and maintenance, focusing on the construction of roads, bridges and tunnels; expansion of broadband; and the infrastructure and distribution of …

We have grappled with some of the most difficult issues of our time since the COVID-19 pandemic exposed deep rifts in our country, including the social and racial inequalities that have long plagued our communities. As the pandemic continues, we are faced with fears and concerns related to a safe return to work, reluctance to …

Through Greg jao, Opinion contributor | Wednesday, December 15, 2021 (Photo: Reuters) What happens when a campus ministry realizes that a quarter of its mission field is missing? Until a decade ago, campus ministries like InterVarsity (with which I serve) were slow to see the need for ministry to community college students and faculty. The …

New state law expands a pilot program that allows community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees and allows colleges to increase the number of programs they offer from 15 to 30 per academic year. Assembly Bill 927, enacted by Governor Gavin Newsom on October 6, makes permanent the baccalaureate programs currently being piloted at 15 community …

Bachelor nurses are linked to better patient outcomes. At Petoskey’s McLaren Northern Michigan, nurses must graduate from BSN within five years of being hired. There are currently 94 nurses due to complete their BSN within the next five years, and that number is expected to increase. The projects of the Office for Labor Market Information …

AB 245 and other assembly bills will impact California community colleges Governor Gavin Newsom signs an Executive Order on Advances in Workforce Automation on International Workers’ Day at American River College on May 1, 2019. A number of bills have recently been passed adopted in 2021 that directly affect community colleges. (File photo) Many assembly …

The University of Maryland Medical System announced a $ 5.1 million initiative to recruit nurses and other clinical experts to work at the state’s community colleges. The University of Maryland Medical System on Monday announced a $ 5.1 million initiative to recruit nurses and other clinical experts to work at the state’s community colleges. “As …

Of course, Michigan university administrators don’t want lawmakers to allow community colleges to offer nursing license programs. These large institutions have enjoyed a state-sanctioned monopoly on most four-year study programs for decades, and they have made substantial lobbying efforts to keep this corner in the market. And any attempt to sneak into university strongholds, especially …

The University of Louisiana Monroe and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System have reached a new agreement that could revolutionize the education and training of nurses in Louisiana. Now, graduates with associate nursing degrees from any of the 12 LCTCS affiliated institutions can seamlessly and affordably transition to ULM to earn their Bachelor of …

All community colleges in California will be able to offer virtual medical and mental health care to students through a new partnership between the Foundation for California Community Colleges and TimelyMD, a telehealth provider that serves colleges and universities. The partnership, announcement Wednesday will give students 24-hour access to virtual health services through an app …

Sacramento, Calif., December 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – California Community Colleges are transform the way their students have access to medical and mental health care, in partnership with The California Community College Foundation (FondationCCC) and Timely®, the leading provider of telehealth specializing in higher education. California’s Budget Act 2021 includes $ 30 million in ongoing …

Butler County Community College in Pennsylvania and Lewis and Clark Community College in Illinois temporarily closed their campuses after Thanksgiving week to recover from cybersecurity attacks. Information technology officials from both schools announced on social media on November 24 that they were experiencing service issues. Butler County Community College said it was hit by a …

Washington negotiators have reportedly dropped the proposal to fund two years of community college education for all Build Back Better students, but that shouldn’t be seen as a devaluation of the community college experience. Indeed, Iowa’s community colleges offer pathways to fulfilling careers and prosperity. The 15 community colleges in Iowa are in fact critical …

Gone are the days when education levels were not intrinsically linked to income levels. Twenty-first-century teens, as young as first-year high school students, reflect on the colleges available to them as early as possible to earn a decent living in the long run. Whether it’s grades or money, many young adults choose the more convenient …

Gone are the days when education levels were not intrinsically linked to income levels. Twenty-first-century teens, as young as first year high school students, reflect on what colleges are available to them as early as possible to earn a decent living in the long run. Whether it’s grades or money, many young adults choose the …

The California Community Colleges alumni list reads like a “Who’s Who” of public service, economic success, social mobility and ethnic diversity. They include legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, California Chief Justice Tani Catil-Sakauye, NASA engineer Adam Steltzner, author Amy Tan, union leader Dolores Huerta and baseball player and civil rights pioneer …

Bottineau, ND – November 12, 2021 – Dakota College in Bottineau has been ranked among the top 75 online community colleges in the country for 2021 by College Values ​​Online. The ranking was recently posted on the organization’s website ranking Dakota College at Bottineau at 28 out of 75 nationally. To develop this ranking of …

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – A former employee has filed a lawsuit against Hawkeye Community College, claiming the college violated Iowa Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act for failing to respond to her requests for COVID-19 mitigation measures. Christen Everett originally filed the case in Black Hawk County in October, and this week …

Garden City Community College ranked in the Top 10 Best Community Colleges in Kansas for 2022 by Intelligent.com’s Resource Guide. Intelligent.com is a higher education resource guide for online / campus program ranking and higher education planning. GCCC received the award for best business program on the final list, with a score of 91.28 / …

Texas public community colleges are funded differently from their four-year counterparts. “Community colleges were formed by the taxpayers of a region, and therefore community colleges have tax revenues based on what those voters approved,” Chancellor of the College of San Jacinto, Brenda Hellyer noted. The other two main parts of the funding come from tuition …

Gone are the days when education levels were not intrinsically linked to income levels. Twenty-first-century teens, as young as first year high school students, reflect on what colleges are available to them as early as possible to earn a decent living in the long run. Whether it’s grades or money, many young adults choose the …

University enrollment in the United States has been declining steadily since 2010. This is not just a lost opportunity for anyone who might take advantage of the career opportunities and rewarding experiences that a post-secondary degree can bring. The trend is also a significant health problem that can affect virtually anyone. Access to quality health …

LANSING, Michigan (WILX) – The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on hospital staff across the country. In Michigan, health officials are trying to find a way to get more nurses, but help could come soon. Lawmakers are proposing legislation that would allow community colleges to offer 4-year nursing degrees, which are essential in the …

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board released its preliminary enrollment for Texas schools in the fall of 2021, revealing an 11% loss in Texas community college enrollment since 2019. “Unfortunately, the pandemic has had a disparate impact on community colleges, and it has affected everyone,” said Jacob Fraire, president of the Texas Association of Community …

IBL News | new York Google announcement Last week, it will grant community colleges and vocational and technical high schools in the United States free access to all of its four vocational certifications. It will allow schools to integrate Google certifications into their curricula as part of credit courses. Currently, the search giant offers four …

November 5, 2021 The Aspen Institute named West Los Angeles College (WLAC) one of 150 institutions eligible for the Aspen Million Dollar Award for Excellence in Community Colleges, National Recognition of College Achievement and High Performance American community. Former President Barack Obama described the Aspen Prize as “essentially the Oscars of the great community colleges.” …

Maricopa Community Colleges plan to develop a handful of bachelor’s degree programs following a new state law that allows community colleges to offer four-year degrees. The state’s largest community college district, which includes 10 Phoenix-area colleges, on Wednesday announced plans to launch its first bachelor’s degrees in programs such as information technology, administration of public …

The Aspen Prize recognizes institutions aiming to ensure better outcomes for all students. Times are tough for community colleges. Enrollment has fallen by double digits since March 2020, mostly affecting underserved students, and hopes of millions of dollars in federal aid to institutions through the Build Back Better plan have been dashed. But two-year-old institutions …

As high school students in New York City begin to decide which colleges they will attend after graduation, it’s important to recognize that not all teens are ready to go to 4-year college or university. Whether it’s a question of money or whether they’re not sure what they want to study, for some, they choose …

In an effort to strengthen its relationship with U.S. colleges, Google would grant all U.S.-based community colleges free access to its four professional certifications. In a statement, Lisa Gevelber, founder of Grow with Google, said the company is delighted to announce that all Google Career Certificate certifications will be made available to all community colleges …

Arkansas State University-Newport and Black River Technical College presented awards to faculty, staff, alumni and students at the Arkansas Community College Conference held online on 11 and October 12. Courtney Clements of Pocahontas was selected as an Outstanding BRTC 2021 Professor for her dedication to the college and its students. Clements taught as an adjunct …