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Is All That Remediation Really Necessary?

By Paul Bradley, Editor, Community College Week Some people call remedial education a dead end. Others prefer to label it as a back hole. The more creative among us call it the Bermuda Triangle – the place where students go … Continue reading

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Looking for Love on Capitol Hill

By Paul Bradley Editor, Community College Week On a dank and overcast Valentine’s Day, more than 800 community college leaders from around the country came to the nation’s Capitol looking for some love. The occasion was the annual Community College … Continue reading

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White House Announces $8 billion Community College Initiative

A Blueprint to Train Two Million Workers for High-Demand Industries through a Community College to Career Fund In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for a national commitment to help create an economy built to last by … Continue reading

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Report: Successful College Initiatives Reach Fraction of Students

By Paul Bradley Just last week that President Obama gave community colleges a prominent spot in his State of the Union address, placing in the national spotlight the growing role of institutions that have long been unloved and underappreciated. But … Continue reading

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Valenica CC Takes Top Aspen Institute Prize

By Paul Bradley. Editor, Community College Week WASHINGTON, DC —Valenica College was named the top community college in the country today, winning the first Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence by the Aspen Institute. During a ceremony at the National … Continue reading

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Budget Woes Threaten Completion Agenda

By Paul Bradley The ambitious community college completion agenda is colliding with harsh reality of shrinking budgets, overcrowded campuses and the absence of a lack of long-term financial plan to boost the number of Americans who hold degrees or certificates. … Continue reading

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New Measures of College Success

By Paul Bradley, Editor, Community College Week How can community colleges nearly double their overall graduation rates nearly overnight? Through creation of a combined “graduation and transfer rate” which would take into account both students who graduate from two-year schools … Continue reading

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New Measures of College Success

By Paul Bradley, Editor, Community College Week              How can community colleges nearly double their overall graduation rates nearly overnight?             Through creation of a combined “graduation and transfer rate” which would take into account both students who graduate from … Continue reading

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Solving the Math Equation

The CCWeek website has been updated. The new edition features work being done to solve the developmental math equation. Achieving the Dream colleges are moving the needle. Read at: http://www.ccweek.com/news/templates/template.aspx?articleid=2773&zoneid=7

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CC Student Attrition Costs Taxpayers Billions, Study Finds

Those familiar with the retention and completion crisis in American community colleges are familiar with the human costs: students with diminished expectations, institutions struggling for legitimacy and economy lacking skilled workers. Now, a new report has put a price tag … Continue reading

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