Category Archives: Funding Community Colleges

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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AACC Commission Challenges Community Colleges

By Paul Bradley Editor Community College Week   ORLANDO, Fla – The American Association of Community Colleges has issued a list of ambitious goals to help its 1,200 member colleges prosper in an era of heightened expectations and diminished financial … 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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Draft Budget Calls for Closing Four Texas Colleges

By Paul Bradley Editor Community College Week You can forgive community college leaders in Texas if they feel a little like the defenders of the Alamo — under siege, with an uncertain future, trying to survive against long odds. The … 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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Open-Access Mission Being Threatened by Stagnant Economy

By Paul Bradley Editor Community College Week It doesn’t take a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, and it doesn’t take a survey to affirm that the nation’s community colleges have been navigating stormy economic seas for the … Continue reading

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White House Summit Fixes Spotlight On Two-Year Schools

(This article also appeared in the Oct. 18, 2010 issue of Community College Week) 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. … Continue reading

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Maximizing Efficiencies and Cutting Administrative Costs

Ivy Tech’s Commitment to Efficiency Makes Most of Indiana’s Investment (This article also appeared in the Oct. 18, 2010 issue of Community College Week) By Thomas J. Snyder President Ivy Tech Community College Gov. Mitch Daniels HAS implored Indiana’s public … Continue reading

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