Category Archives: Achieving the Dream

It’s a Tie: Walla Walla, Santa Barbara Share Aspen Prize

By Paul Bradley Editor, CCWeek WASHINGTON — Two West Coast community colleges with different missions but common goals share the second Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of achievement and performance among the country’s  community colleges. … Continue reading

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League Steps Into NISOD Void

By Paul Bradley The League for Innovation in the Community College is aggressively stepping into the void created by the uncertainty now surrounding the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). The League, which since 1968 has promoted institutional … Continue reading

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Aspen Institute Opens College Competition

Let the numbers crunching begin – at least for 120 lucky community colleges. Those institutions are being invited to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, an effort by the Aspen Institute for College Excellence to … Continue reading

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Colleges at Center of Push for Higher Standards in Early Childhood Ed

By Paul Bradley Editor Community College Week They have been called our most precious resources — young children, infants and toddlers, pre-schoolers and kindergartners, ever precocious and curious. Yet for the last four decades, as women have flooded into the workforce, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Virginia Leads Way on Community College Reform

Community college leaders needed to look no further than Virginia to see an example of college reform in action. Continue reading

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Summit Leaves Leaders Wanting More

By Paul Bradley Editor Community College Week For the nation’s community colleges, the White House Summit on Community Colleges was their long-awaited day in the spotlight. Often neglected, frequently overlooked and sometimes even ridiculed, two-year colleges were explicitly recognized at … Continue reading

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Meeting of The Minds

Cooke Foundation Initiative Connects Transfers To Top Colleges (This article appeared in the Oct. 4 issue of Community College Week)  Paul Bradley Editor Community College Week  They are the oddest of higher education bedfellows, the rich kid and his poor … Continue reading

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Reaching Out To the College Capable

Colleges Plot Pathways for Growing Ranks Of Hispanic Students (This article first appeared in the Sept. 20, 2010 issue of Community College Week) By Paul Bradley Editor Community College Week It’s not just the prospect of a 360-student caseload that … Continue reading

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POV: Education is the Gateway to Opportunity

America Must Recommit Itself To Education for All (This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com) and was reprinted with permission in the Sept. 20, 2010 issue of Community College Week.) By U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar D-28th District, Texas … Continue reading

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