Across the Potomac, Reform Agenda Takes Hold

(This article also appeared in the Nov.1, 2010 issue of Community College Week)

By William Trueheart
President and CEO
Achieving the Dream

”It’s time to reform our community colleges so that they provide Americans of all ages a chance to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to compete for the jobs of the future.”

This was a directive from President Obama during the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges.

The summit, chaired by Second Lady Jill Biden, a Northern Virginia Community College professor, drilled home one clear message — community colleges are the linchpin for our nation’s economic success. Community colleges have been given a national spotlight, a presidential charge to reform and produce an additional 5 million graduates, $2 billion in funding from the U.S. Department of Labor and Education, and significant funding from several foundations, including Lumina, Gates, and Joyce foundations… Read More

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