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April 23, 2012

Community College Report Calls for Reform to Improve Success

Report from American Association of Community Colleges sets goals for improving college readiness and completion rates

April 12, 2012

College Graduation-Rate Reporting Expands to Part-Timers

U.S. Department of Education decides to expand definition of college students to include part-timers in graduation rate data.

March 01, 2012

Research Looks at Value of Community College Placement Exam

New research from CCRC suggests high school grades may be a better way to determine if community college students should be placed in developmental education.

February 23, 2012

Job Success of For-Profit College Grads Falls Behind Others

New study highlights employment challenges for for-profit college graduates compared with counterparts from other higher education institutions.

February 14, 2012

Higher Ed. Community Reacts to Proposals in Obama's Budget

President's FY 2013 budget draws reaction from higher education community groups

February 13, 2012

President's Budget Calls for Raise in Pell Grants

New budget proposal for FY 2013 by President asks for Pell Grant increase and job training programs in community colleges.

February 10, 2012

Pell Grants Helping Improve College Access for Rural Students

Research from the University of Alabama show rural students benefiting from Pell Grant increases.

February 09, 2012

Community Colleges Argue for Continued Open Access

Policy brief from American Association of Community Colleges argues for need to keep open access at two-year schools, despite pressure from completion agenda

February 02, 2012

Community Colleges Work to Support Struggling Students

Community colleges have their work cut out for them in closing the gap between student aspirations and results, a new report finds.

January 17, 2012

Reaching Out to Help Immigrant Students at Community College

Like many who attend community college, immigrant students often are struggling to pay for college while juggling jobs and families. They also face unique challenges as they learn a new language, adjust to a new culture, and try to navigate the unfamiliar system of the college and community services...

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