Category Archives: Two-Year Colleges

Beyond First Responders: Community Colleges Embrace New Homeland Security Paradigm

By Paul Bradley Editor Community College Week Long before the 9-11 terror attacks made calls for coordinated homeland security efforts an urgent national priority, community colleges were providing training and resources for local security needs. Data from the National Center … Continue reading

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Accelerated Training Program Meets Local Needs, Even as Calls Rise for Nationwide Credentialing System

By Paul R. Bradley Editor Community College Week It was amid the wreckage of the Great Recession that St. Louis Community College assumed a prominent new role in trying to revive the region’s sagging economy. The college had long had … Continue reading

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Colleges Strive To Supply Minority Grads in STEM Fields

By Paul Bradley Editor Community College Week Everyone seems to agree that the country’s educational system is producing far too few graduates skilled in science, technology, engineering and math. In speech after speech, from the State of the Union to … Continue reading

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Tough Times Ahead Mean Difficult Choices, Harsh Consequences

Shirley A. Reed President South Texas College The budgets are out. The House and Senate versions have been pondered and scrutinized line by line. Each has been criticized and lauded. Now it’s up to our legislators to come together and make decisions … 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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Transforming Teacher Education

Preparing Education Majors for 21st Century Teaching By Tawn Hauptli Faculty Education Studies Department Mesa Community College Mesa, Ariz. On Nov. 9, 2010, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the national educational technology plan. “The plan,” the document says, “recognizes that … Continue reading

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As Boggs Departs, Bumphus Prepares To Take Helm of AACC

By Paul Bradley Editor Community College Week When George R. Boggs arrived in Washington, D.C., from California a decade ago to become the ninth president of the American Association of Community Colleges, he was smart, committed, ambitious and thoroughly bewildered. … Continue reading

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