At least half of community college students struggle to find housing, healthy food
Roughly half of students at 70 community colleges across the country face housing challenges, like obstacles paying rent or utilities regularly or needing to move frequently, according to a new report.
Charter schools’ ‘thorny’ problem: Few students go on to earn college degrees
Statistics for charter schools as a whole are hard to come by, but the best estimate puts charters’ college persistence rates at around 23 percent.
Virginia college, Opportunity Inc. partner to award college credit for on-the-job training
Up until now, only military training could translate to class credits for Tidewater Community College. But a new grant will expand the program to nonacademic on-the-job training.
Colleges seek millions for repairs
Times and Democrat
Because bond bills have not been passed on a regular basis, buildings have not seen the maintenance required and those that are not up to par are costing more to run.
Community colleges, the undervalued heroes of U.S. postsecondary education
Le Monde (in French)
In the U.S., the 1,200 public two-year institutions attract 7 million students of diverse nationalities. They are non-selective and much less expensive than universities, and they allow the continuation to four-year institutions.