Community College

Today, President Obama announced a proposal to make two years of community college tuition-free. Specifically, the Administration is proposing a new federal-state partnership, in which states guarantee free tuition at community colleges for students who attend at least half-time, in addition to...
In the eyes of some, community colleges are essentially becoming victims of their own success.  An excellent article by Jennifer González published yesterday in the Chronicle of Higher Education talks about the challenge 2-year schools face going forward.  The public and...
Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Maury High School in Norfolk. Credit: Virginian PilotJoe Biden addressed students at Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia this morning about the promise of a college education. Part inspiration and part policy stump speech, the vice president laid down some...
"Higher education cannot be a luxury.  It is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford." That is one of the messages that President Obama delivered in speaking Monday about the priorities of his 2013 Budget. It is a message that anyone would have a hard time...
A brief released today by the American Association of Community Colleges affirms that community colleges are a primary gateway to higher education for nearly half of low-income and minority students. The report, called Why Access Matters, shows the importance of community colleges maintaining this...
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