America's College Promise was the biggest education item outlined by the President in his State of the Union address, but its passage faces big hurdles in the Republican-controlled Congress.
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January 21, 2015
January 14, 2015
Researchers found that a 2007 performance accountability policy in Washington state did not lead to greater retention or associate's degrees at community college, but short-term certificates did increase.
January 09, 2015
Some are encouraged by President Obama's proposal to fund two years of free community college, but others are skeptical of the approach.
December 10, 2014
Congressional federal budget compromise includes slightly more funding for college access programs and student aid grants.
November 06, 2014
While long-term certificates and associate degrees earned at community colleges can lead to higher wages, a new study finds minimal benefits from short-term certificates with wide variation by field of study.
April 17, 2014
Lawmakers in Tennessee House and Senate approve measure for free community-college tuition; proposal goes to governor for signature.
February 27, 2014
A survey of community college students finds three-year graduation rates are 5 percent for men of color and 32 percent for white males, despite higher initial engagement by minority students.
February 06, 2014
Concerns are raised about new proposal being the best use of government funds to encourage college completion.
October 17, 2013
The document outlines promising practices to improve student engagement and success, but finds that many community colleges have not embraced them.
October 11, 2013
A new law in California will set higher prices for community college classes that are in high demand, sparking controversy and concern over equal access.